In this article, we are going to review “Learn Python The Hard Way” an online course and ebook on learning Python.
“Learn Python The Hard Way” was written by Zed Shaw. If you want to know anything about Zed Shaw google his name tons of stuff comes up. He’s a programmer, he wrote a lot of code.
His website is a pretty good website if you want to see it. Some people like him some people don’t, I don’t know him well enough to form an opinion on him. I do like his course “Learn Python The Hard Way“
I will say that you can buy this course by videos for this course for 29.95 or you can do it online for free which is what you’re looking at in the picture below:
I’ve done it a couple of times and I did purchase the videos just so that I could give him some money as he did a pretty good job. I think on this book taught me a lot of stuff so I come back to it periodically.
I have not watched all the videos so I can’t tell you really a whole lot on them; there’s a couple that you see for free pretty basic it just goes through what you already are doing here but if that’s the type of learning you need to do then you might want it to go ahead and spend a bit of time and money on it.
“Learn Python The Hard Way” course is for beginners basically he tells you. I mean he goes all the way into command line crash course so it’s for people who maybe have never worked in terminal or a text editor. He also tells you how to set up your computer depending on what kind of computer you have: Windows, Apple, or Linux.
So I thought that was kind of nice that it actually helped me out initially, then basically writing a basic first program, which; if anybody has done anything in Python, it doesn’t really get any simpler than that or anything else. If you’ve written your even back in the Apple to ease its this is basically what it is pretty simple.
So the nice thing I like about this the is that it uses your own computer you can use your own computer you’re not using a interface inside somebody’s website to create a program you’re using your computer you’re saving on to your computer you’re using terminal I use terminal and I’m linked to of course so I’m using terminal and and G edit as my text editor there’s tons of text editors out there he does specifically say not to use idle and I’m sure he has a very good reason so I didn’t I use text editor and even to this day I use don’t use a really sophisticated text editor once in a while I’ll use Komodo edit for some stuff for Komodo it’s really it’s pretty easy to follow this exercise 0 through whatever the number is here 52 so you just keep going on and on and on and it’s pretty basic it doesn’t go into a lot of extra stuff he does force you to do things on your own he’s gonna make you go and look things up on the internet and try to find how to do things and what you know what what did that mean what does this stuff mean and he wants you to go look it up because he wants you to learn how to teach yourself which is from from my understanding is pretty good and most good teachers will want you to find out if you know where they find the answer it’s just like having the answer he does give you the tools I think gives you the tools you need to to become a pretty good novice programmer I mean you’re by no means are you’re gonna be writing huge server code or anything like that but I’ve tried some other stuff online and they’re all halfway decent but what I really like about this particular course is well two things is free as well as it uses my own computer he does cover a lot of material in this course and it’s gonna take you a couple of months I didn’t write down the date I started but it probably took me three to four months to finish it I didn’t really get a chance to work on it every day the next time I went through I just kind of perused through a couple of these till I got to where I want it to be to some things I needed to know at the time and it worked pretty well for me I would give this course a a minus B plus I’m pretty hard on people but he did a really good job of explaining what needed to be explaining and then make you find what you need to find out I would recommend this to pretty much anybody I know I’ve turned a couple we go on to it to say hey this would be a good place to start they all said you know what’s it’s good it’s hard and it’s gonna be hard because he doesn’t tell you everything so that’s my review on learn Python the hard way if you think it was useful please give me a thumbs up if you don’t think it’s useful let me know why and maybe I can answer some questions for you so that’s all I got and let’s make it a great day