Code samples and other handouts for our course. See the practice exercises for following along with the course.
Learning to program can be overwhelming. Concepts and facts come at you fast and most courses don't cover many of them at all or at a beginner's pace. This is not most courses. Python for absolute beginners is our premier course for beginning developers. We start at the very beginning, teaching you the big ideas and concepts covered in a CS 101 course. Then we move on to writing increasingly complex code and applications in Python.
Python for Beginners was really well done, I have CodeAcademy and LinkedIn Learning (not bad mouthing them) but until I had your program I was really struggling. Course curriculum is very good. Thanks for putting this together.
Most courses teach you the facts of programming and Python. Here is how a loop is constructed. Here is how you test a condition and make your program choose one path or another. Often they assume that you are familiar with programming concepts such as data types, loops, functions, and so on and that you just need to learn the details of how to do this in Python.
This course is not most courses. If you want ground up coverage of software development using Python as the technology, this is your course!
We spend significant time setting the stage to make sure you have the big concepts clearly covered before diving into writing code. We explicitly discuss how to approach problem solving when writing code so that you don't have that deer in the headlines feeling.
And the course content isn't just facts. You will see a lot of code
written before your eyes. That code isn't boring
foo() this and
bar() that. We build several fun and challenging games covering a wide
range of topics that will be entirely relevant to your professional
If you never had that formal computer science background but need to jump into programming and Python, this course has your back.
In this course, you will:
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This course is for anyone who wants to learn Python and computer programming. If you haven't had a formal education in software development or have tried other courses and programming "didn't stick", then you are a great candidate student.
The student requirements are quite light for this course. You'll need:
Note: All software used during this course, including editors, Python language, etc., are 100% free and open source. You won't have to buy anything to take the course.
I believe it's important to learn programming in the context of something that feels plausible and real. We won't build a bunch of disconnected loops and other programming examples that don't relate back to real programs. We will build several fun games that cover meaningful content that any elementary Python course would cover.
If you've always wanted to learn programming and are considering Python as your gateway into that world, this is the course for you. We will fill in the concepts that would normally be covered in a CS 101 course without wasting your time taking semesters to cover what can be learned and practiced in a week or two.
Dive into Python and become a software developer with this course. Join today! You've got nothing to lose. Every one of our courses comes with a 2-week money-back guarantee.
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