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Learn Python the Hard Way: A Very Simple Introduction to the Terrifyingly Beautiful World of Computers and Code, Third Edition, Video-Enhanced Edition by Zed A. Shaw

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You’re not a programmer quite yet. I like to think of this book as giving you your “programming black belt.” You know enough to start another book on programming and handle it just fine. This book should have given you the mental tools and attitude you need to go through most Python books and actually learn something. It might even make it easy.

I recommend you check out some of these projects and try to build something with them:

• The Django Tutorial (https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.4/intro/tutorial01) and try to build a web application with the Django Web Framework (https://www.djangoproject.com).

• SciPy (http://www.scipy.org), if you’re into science, math, and engineering and also Dexy (http://dexy.it), for when you want to ...

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