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Learn Python the hard way

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Learn Python the hard way Zed Shaw

In Learn Python 3 the Hard Way PDF, you’ll learn Python by working through 52 brilliantly crafted exercises. Read them. Enter your code exactly. (No copying and pasting!) Correct your mistakes.

Zed Shaw has perfected the world's best system for learning Python 3. Follow him and you will succeed just like the millions of beginners Zed has taught so far! You bring discipline, commitment and perseverance with you; everything else is provided by the author.

Check out running programs. You will learn how a computer works; what good programs look like; and how to read, write and think about code. Zed then teaches you more in over 5 hours of video showing you how to crack, fix, and debug your code while he does the exercises.

  • Install a full Python environment
  • Organize and write the code
  • Fix and break the code
  • Basic math variables
  • Strings and text
  • Interact with users
  • Work with files
  • Cycle and logic
  • Data structures that use lists and dictionaries
  • Program design
  • Object oriented programing
  • Inheritance and Composition
  • Modules, classes and objects
  • Python packaging
  • Automated tests
  • Basic game development
  • Basic web development

It will be difficult at first. But soon you will understand and it will be great! This course rewards you for every minute you spend on it. You will soon be familiar with one of the most powerful and popular programming languages ​​in the world. You will become a Python programmer.

Learn Python 3 the Hard Way PDF book is perfect for:

  • Absolute beginners with no programming experience
  • Junior developers who speak a language or two
  • Returning professionals who haven't written code in years
  • Seasoned professionals looking for a quick, easy, and expedited course in Python 3

Learn Python the Hard Way author

Zed A. Shaw is the author of the popular online books Learn Python the Hard Way, Learn Ruby the Hard Way, and Learn C the Hard Way. He is also the creator of several open source software projects and has been programming and writing for nearly 20 years. He devotes most of his free time to studying painting and art history.

Zed Shaw is an avid guitarist, programmer, and writer whose books teach people around the world how to write software. His book Learn Python the Hard Way has been read by millions of people around the world. Its software is used by many companies, large and small. His essays are often quoted and read by members of many geek communities. He is a fun and lively writer who will make you laugh and think.

You'll learn Python the hard way by working through beautifully crafted exercises. Read them! Type their code precisely! (No copying and pastin'!) Fix your mistakes. See the programs run. Hands-on - you'll go far beyond the basics, and learn how to analyze concepts, ideas, and problems, and then how to design solutions by working through 52 carefully crafted projects. Also includes 12 hours of video files!

Who is Zed Shaw

Zed Shaw is an author, musician, and computer scientist whose books teach people how to code. His book Learn Python The Hard Way has been read and downloaded by millions of people around world. His software has also been used by many large companies. His essays are frequently quoted and read by members in many geek communities. He’s an entertaining and lively writer who is certain to keep you reading and thinking.

Learn Python the Hard Way PDF reviews

Learn Python the Hard Way - review by I Teach Typing

I have been teaching computer programming for more than a decade and I can't decide whether I love or hate this textbook. The fundamental approach, “type this code and see if it runs” is right on the mark but all too often the instructions are followed by the advice to “look up the details on Wikipedia.” The author doesn't direct readers to specific sites (like our own website), instead sending them out into the world to find their answers. As everyone knows, the quality of advice online is hit or miss and many programming symbols are difficult to locate.

For example, in the section called “Symbol Review” the author suggests looking up operators like or {, @, ], or escape sequences like \\, \a, or string formats like %%, but does not tell you where to find them. I agree that the exercise in trying to find these things would be useful, but I paid for the textbook and I expect the answers. Similarly, in the chapter titled “Learning Object Oriented Programming” he introduces randint(), but does not explain how it works. It's easy to do a websearch for it, but one of the top 5 results on Google is just plain wrong and others require you know the difference between and (0, 10), or how to write a function named randint(). The repeated calls to make Flashcards is sensible, but not if he fails give the information that belongs on those cards. While the lackof detailed tables for key featuresishorrible, the information provided is excellent and there are only a few typos. 

Learn Python the Hard Way - review by W. J. Cornelius

Programming books are often written in such a way that they assume that the reader knows how to program. This book doesn't follow that pattern. It starts off with basic concepts, and then gradually builds up to more complex topics. Each chapter ends with a set of exercises that require you to modify the code you've just written. You'll learn about loops, arrays, functions, classes, objects, and much more. The author explains everything thoroughly, so you won't feel lost along the way. He writes in an informal tone, so you'll find yourself laughing at his jokes. And he's got a great sense of humor!

Learn Python the Hard Way - review by Chris Green

I've heard mixed things about this book, and that's what I'm writing about. First off, the subject matter. Zed A Shaw is clearly someone who believes in starting from scratch, and working his way up one step at a times. I for one think that's the best way to learn. You start by printing "hello world" (of course), and then very slowly, gradually, creep forward, step by step. In my experience this is not a reference manual, or a dip-into-and-out-guide. This is a formulaic program designed to replace a class room environment. You do exercise 1, and 2, and 3. Naturally you'll probably find yourself experimenting a little as you go along, but generally Zed expects that you'll follow the lessons as laid out. I can see why some might find the author somewhat patronising; he writes as if he knows everything and you don't. But... he's an expert programmer, and you're starting from scratch, so this really is the case. Listen to him, read the books, follow the exercises and within a couple of days you'll know everything. Then all you need is life experience.

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