O'Reilly logo

Learning Python by Fabrizio Romano

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 1. Introduction and First Steps – Take a Deep Breath

 

"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."

 
 --Chinese proverb

According to Wikipedia, computer programming is:

"...a process that leads from an original formulation of a computing problem to executable computer programs. Programming involves activities such as analysis, developing understanding, generating algorithms, verification of requirements of algorithms including their correctness and resources consumption, and implementation (commonly referred to as coding) of algorithms in a target programming language".

In a nutshell, coding is telling a computer to do something using a language it understands.

Computers are very powerful ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required