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Intermediate Python Programming - No Longer for Sale

Intermediate Python Programming - No Longer for Sale

Tools and Tips for Developers

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On Jun 11, 2014 Simon Cropper wrote: lessons lack context and connectivity
This is the second installment in the video series on Python programming released by O'Reilly Media. The course 'Intermediate Python - Practical Techniques for Deeper Skill Development' is presented by Steve Holden, an experienced programmer with 20+ years experience in Python programming. The course is aimed at programmers that "know some Python but not too much" and who "want to increase" their "level of competence and broaden the range of tasks" that they "can undertake" Full Review >

Introduction to Python

Introduction to Python

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On May 13, 2014 Simon Cropper wrote: An excellent intro to Python - well-paced and thorough, a great resource
The video series 'Introduction to Python' by Jessica McKellar (published by O'Reilly Media Inc) is a well-paced course on basic Python constructs and on how to create simple command line programs using Python. I felt the timing and flow of the content was quite good and very easy to follow in this introductory series. The presenter, Jessica McKellar, regularly re-enforces earlier topics and allows enough time for the reader to evaluate what has been said before proceeding -- you can tell she regularly tutors people new to Python and programming. I would feel quite comfortable in recommending this excellent video series to anyone interested in learning to program with Python. As this matches the presumed targeted audience (based on the title) I have no problem scoring this resource 5/5. Full Review >

Creating Apps in Kivy

Creating Apps in Kivy

Mobile with Python

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On Apr 27, 2014 Simon Cropper wrote: feeling a little disappointed
Kivy is a framework designed to create rich natural user interfaces for your Python code on all the main platforms available today including Android and iOS. A big feat considering the difficulty in getting basic Python code to run consistently on Windows and UNIX-based systems such as MacOS and Linux. The promise of a framework where a developer can code once and distribute functional applications to all the major platforms seems unbelievable but worthy of investigation. It is with this mind set that I approach this new book -- informed, doubting but willing to be educated. Full Review >

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Graph Databases

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This book provides a good introduction to Graph Databases, with a focus on Neo4J and… Full Review >

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