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Learning Python - Py4e.com. A shameless non-affiliated promotion of learning done right.


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After 2 failed attempts to learn programing, I have finally found a learning platform that I like and am taking the plunge.


I wanted to take a minute and hype "Py4e.com".   Charles R Severance is a professor who put this program together because he believes everyone should learn to program, not just career programmers.  The ability to tell a computer to do exactly what you want it to is such a useful skill.  It's a free, no cost course, that I am incredibly impressed with.  His course includes lectures, reading material, exercises (writing actual programs), and quizzes.  He also works through the assignments, which I have found interesting as he has suggestions that I didn't think of when solving them.  He even has a sense of humor!  I have paid money for college courses that are not as good as this. 


Py4E sure trumps my trade school attempt where they handed me a text book and told me to read, for 4 hours, every day.  I didn't write one program or learn any specific language, just the concepts of programming.  Yeah, I didn't finish that course...  I also tried learning Python on Alison.com 3 years ago and was bored to tears by the end of the first chapter.  I did 2 chapters and told myself I would do more the next day, I never returned.  Professor Severance's course is the first one that actually feels fun, and the only course that has me writing programs.


If only I'd found this 10 years ago. 

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