Head First Python

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O'Reilly Media, Incorporated, Apr 15, 2013 - Computers - 550 pages
11 Reviews

Are you keen to add Python to your programming skills? Learn quickly and have some fun at the same time with Head First Python. This updated book takes you beyond typical how-to manuals with engaging images, puzzles, stories, and quizzes that are proven to stimulate learning and retention. Youíll not only learn how Python differs from other programming languages and how itís similar, youíll learn how to be a great programmer.

  • Understand Pythonís unique method of dynamically storing data
  • Build Python-enabled web servers and web applications
  • Write mobile apps on the Android platform
  • Build GUI-based programs with Pythonís handy code library
  • Write Python scripts to automate tasks on your favorite applications

We think your time is too valuable to waste struggling with new concepts. Using the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory to craft a multisensory learning experience, Head First Python uses a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works, not a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep.

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Review: Head First Python (Head First Series)

User Review  - Ahmed Rashad - Goodreads

Good for Python newbie programmers that have no prior programming experience considering they sutdied the fundamentals of programming. So if you did not study the fundamentals of programming , read 'programming for teens' book first .It will pave the way for to understand the concepts. Read full review

Review: Head First Python (Head First Series)

User Review  - Cuellared - Goodreads

Really good but chapter 10 google app needs a upgrade. Read full review

About the author (2013)

Paul Barry is formally educated and trained in Computer Science and holds a Masters Degree in Computing Science. He has been programming professionally, on and off, for close to 25 years. Paul already has two textbooks to his name, and is also a Contributing Editor to Linux Journal magazine. His day job is with the Institute of Technology, Carlow in Ireland where he has spent over a decade preparing Ireland's next generation of computing folk to be productive in the workforce. His role as a third level educator affords him the opportunity to explore, learn and teach the very latest programming technologies and practices, which is something that he enjoys even though he knows this makes him a bonafide "geek". Paul lives just outside the town of Carlow in Ireland with his wife, two sons, daughter, dog and cat. There's a bunch of computers and a growing collection of music instruments in the house, too (and like a lot of the Head First family, Paul is a struggling guitarist trapped inside a geek's body). He has so far resisted any suggestion that the family acquire a hamster ... or a set of drums.

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