Programming in Python for the Complete N00B
UPDATE: I've began another tutorial entitled Creating Pygame Games (for the complete n00b) if you want a sneak peek go HERE .
What this Tutorial covers:
First of all, I'm going to assume you have never programmed in your life. This
tutorial aims to walk you through the basic in and outs of the python language. This is meant to be a beginner's course on programming in general, but is also a good reference for the more advanced programmer that hasn't used Python before.
Python is a very powerful and flexible programming language and is said by many
to be the easiest to learn. You can write anything from simple scripts to
full-fledged games and applications. It is open-source, which means it is free!
There is a ton of documentation out there. If you need more reason check out this
To Start You Need:
A copy of python -
You can find it here - http://python.org/download/
An editor - Python comes bundled with IDLE, a very good editor
to start with as you can use it as a command line or full editor, also you can
run your programs straight from it just by hitting F5. There are many other
editors out there for free and for $$$, with many different features. I
recommend starting with IDLE and branching out from there.
A computer-I'm going to assume you already have one of these.
That's it! We're ready to start.
- Your first program (Hello, world!) >>