Appendix B. Python Resources for Beginners

This appendix lists groups and resources for new Python developers. This list is by no means comprehensive, but it provides an introduction to many of the sites, forums, chat rooms, and in-person groups you can visit and use in your journey as an aspiring Python developer.

Online Resources

  • Stack Overflow is a really useful website where you can ask, view, and answer questions regarding coding and Python. The site supports posting code with questions, upvoting answers, and searching through the massive archives of already asked questions. If you are stuck on something, it’s likely there is a clue in a Stack Overflow answer waiting for you!

  • The Python website is a great tool for researching more about what libraries might be available to help in your development. If you have a question about how something in the Python standard library behaves or what the recommended additional libraries to use are, the Python website is a great place to start.

  • Read the Docs is a useful website where many Python libraries host their documentation. This is a great place to go if you are looking for more information on how to use a particular library.

In-Person Groups

  • PyLadies is a Women in Engineering group started to help promote diversity of all kinds in Python. There are chapters around the globe, an active IRC channel on freenode, and numerous workshops and other helpful tools on the PyLadies website. Most chapters are open to all members, ...

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