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Python Programming Fundamentals

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This easy-to-follow and classroom-tested textbook guides the reader through the fundamentals of programming with Python, an accessible language which can be learned incrementally. This revised and updated new edition will teach students how to recognize and apply abstract patterns in programming through the extensive use of illustrative examples and practical exercises. Th ...more
Paperback, 2nd Edition, 239 pages
Published January 20th 2015 by Springer (first published November 20th 2010)
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Joe
Jul 03, 2019 rated it liked it
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Basic intro to both Python and general computer programming at the same time. This helped me review the Python language after I had tried to learn the basics from Göktürk Üçoluk's inferior book, Introduction to Programming Concepts with Case Studies in Python.

Seems like a fine place for someone to start. The exercises included in the book have the answers included if you get stuck.
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Mary
Jul 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is excellent, BUT:

The problem in selecting a programming language book is finding one that meets your specific needs. For example, I have certain family members that are convinced they can learn software development, but gravitate to books that are over their heads and ignore the prerequisites for those books. Then they get frustrated, quit, and give the book a bad rating. I also have friends who are brilliant, need something on a graduate level, but make the mistake of grabbing a book
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Josh
A good introduction to Python. If you're thinking of learning and aren't sure where to start python might not be a bad choice. It's simple and elegant and not quite as bogged down in detail as other high-level languages, yet it still manages to be quite powerful. Once you've learned the basic concepts of programming other languages come easily, so the language you start out with isn't that important anyway.

A superb resource I've found is the online textbook "How to Think Like a Computer Scientis
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