I love the Python programming language. Python is cross-platform, open-source, and has a wide array of use cases:
- small utilities
- data analysis
- web scraping
- websites and web apps
and probably most importantly, it is an excellent teaching language.
While this course was great for learning the syntax and logic with the language, I hadn’t learned how to run actual Python code on my computer (only through their web interface). When I came back to Python after my forays in Java, Bash, and Ruby, I learned from Learn Python the Hard Way.
The r/python subreddit is a great resource for those who want to read more about the language and the ecosystem in general. As always, forums like Hacker News and r/programming are excellent resources because they expose you to many different parts of programming, Computer Science, and the intersections of those with the rest of the world.