Monday, June 9, 2008

Want to learn Python?

I've 'taught' myself Python... three times now: I end up using it for a few months, and then don't use it for a year+ At which point I forget most of it... (why I recently started my Python Wiki: If I write something down, I remember it much better...). In the midst of my third try now, I think it'll finally stick, mainly since Maya v8.5, they've enabled Python scripting (and I use Maya all day long...). I'm a big sucker for starting with the fundamentals when learning any subject, so I looked at a lot of books on Python before choosing 'the one'. 'The one' I settled on was "Python Programming for the Absolute Beginner". It does a great job for taking someone who knows nothing about Python (or programming for that matter) and by the end of the book, you're writing your own 'Asteroids' game. Recommended.

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