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Learn to Program with Python 3: A Step-by-Step Guide to Programming

Book Description

Move from zero knowledge of programming to comfortably writing small to medium-sized programs in Python. Fully updated for Python 3, with code and examples throughout, the book explains Python coding with an accessible, step-by-step approach designed to bring you comfortably into the world of software development.

Real–world analogies make the material understandable, with a wide variety of well-documented examples to illustrate each concept.  Along the way, you’ll develop short programs through a series of coding challenges that reinforce the content of the chapters.

Learn to Program with Python 3 guides you with material developed in the author's university computer science courses. The author's conversational style feels like you're working with a personal tutor. All material is thoughtfully laid out, each lesson building on previous ones. 

What You'll Learn  
  • Understand programming basics with Python, based on material developed in the author's college courses
  • Learn core concepts: variables, functions, conditionals, loops, lists, strings, and more
  • Explore example programs including simple games you can program and customize
  • Build modules to reuse your own code
Who This Book Is For

This book assumes no prior programming experience, and would be appropriate as text for a high school or college introduction to computer science.