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Anyone looking for more advanced Python might want to check out Python Tricks: A Buffet of Awesome Python Features by Dan Baderamazon.co.uk/dp/…6TF it's not free, but at £3.87 for Kindle version, it's one of the few (paid) books where the Kindle version is actually a lot cheaper than print, and well worth it in my opinion.
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Anyone looking for more advanced Python might want to check out Python Tricks: A Buffet of Awesome Python Features by Dan Baderamazon.co.uk/dp/…6TF it's not free, but at £3.87 for Kindle version, it's one of the few (paid) books where the Kindle version is actually a lot cheaper than print, and well worth it in my opinion.
Good effort
It's not dead
.....its just resting after a long squawk.
Edited by: "trannyboy" 6th Jul
Thanks 😁
Thanks dude
Awesome stuff, thanks a lot for posting
Brilliant! Thanks!
Thanks
Thank you
#!/usr/bin/env python3
print("You can also subscribe to his 'Python tricks' newsletter at realpython.com/tea…er/")

;-)
Edited by: "R..Daneel.Olivav" 7th Jul
Python? What's wrong with COBOL?!?

repouk07/07/2019 01:05

Python? What's wrong with COBOL?!?


They're two different types of snake, so yeh, very different ... lol.
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Number 1 now £1.99
Brilliant find, thank you so much! All of them are still free except the first one, which is now £1.99
muse5407/07/2019 09:35

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Think you need some of those books :-)
Thank you guys for the update. I've updated the listing
Great, my son needs to learn Python for his new job. Not interested for myself, doing my best to avoid coding anything these days. My old and befuddled brain needs to make way for the youngsters.
JimmyFiveO07/07/2019 13:46

my son needs to learn Python for his new job.


Curious, how did he manage to get a job that requires him to know a particular programming language if he doesn't already know that language?
Edited by: "raverdave2k" 7th Jul
raverdave2k07/07/2019 14:09

Curious, how did he manage to get a job that requires him to be know a …Curious, how did he manage to get a job that requires him to be know a particular programming language if he doesn't already know that language?


Perhaps the job offers a training programme
trickyd07/07/2019 11:37

Not kindle but always free and a great book:Python automate the boring …Not kindle but always free and a great book:Python automate the boring stuffHow did you find these deals Op?


Working through this just now and really enjoying it.
says £1.99 for me...
repouk07/07/2019 01:05

Python? What's wrong with COBOL?!?


Most people would be amazed just how much current infrastructure still relies on COBOL. for those of us who used COBOL85 back in the old days, have a gander at Visual COBOL to see what it look like in 2019. So much for those that predicted the death of COBOL with the Y2K bug eh?
Grobbendonk07/07/2019 16:23

Most people would be amazed just how much current infrastructure still …Most people would be amazed just how much current infrastructure still relies on COBOL. for those of us who used COBOL85 back in the old days, have a gander at Visual COBOL to see what it look like in 2019. So much for those that predicted the death of COBOL with the Y2K bug eh?


Not showing my age but... COBOL was the main language we used when I was doing my Comp Studies degree...

It's a fantastic language for the type of application it's intended for
JimmyFiveO07/07/2019 13:46

Great, my son needs to learn Python for his new job. Not interested for …Great, my son needs to learn Python for his new job. Not interested for myself, doing my best to avoid coding anything these days. My old and befuddled brain needs to make way for the youngsters.



I'm 50+ and love coding. I probably didn't take the easiest of routes as I learned Android because most of my ideas only work on a mobile platform but I can honestly say I got there in the end.

If you want to keep your mind active as you get older then I'd suggest coding!
Grobbendonk07/07/2019 16:23

Most people would be amazed just how much current infrastructure still …Most people would be amazed just how much current infrastructure still relies on COBOL. for those of us who used COBOL85 back in the old days, have a gander at Visual COBOL to see what it look like in 2019. So much for those that predicted the death of COBOL with the Y2K bug eh?


repouk07/07/2019 16:56

Not showing my age but... COBOL was the main language we used when I was …Not showing my age but... COBOL was the main language we used when I was doing my Comp Studies degree... It's a fantastic language for the type of application it's intended for




Legacy code is a big big thing. Personally I peeked and poked on a ZX81
raverdave2k07/07/2019 14:09

Curious, how did he manage to get a job that requires him to know a …Curious, how did he manage to get a job that requires him to know a particular programming language if he doesn't already know that language?


Probably because he has expertise in more important areas for the particular role...
GlentoranMark07/07/2019 17:07

Legacy code is a big big thing. Personally I peeked and poked on a ZX81


It's good to know I'm not the only one who is a little older.
My kids have been covering little more than basic Python in their GCSEs and are only now starting to look into C# with mild terror. I'm doing my best to show then what's out there in the real world, but they have a mountain to climb. It's not like it was in the 8-bit days. 1K was enough (until I could afford a 16K ram pack) to start your learning in those days. Sir Clive served me well in the 1980's.
They can't believe that I had to learn how to use a mainframe at Uni because that was the only system that they'd hooked up to allowed folk to send email or Telnet into remote networks.
I initially missed that Freebie of the first book too.

But I decided to chick on it anyway, and I apparently purchased the first Python book on Amazon already, it's telling me: 'Purchased on 07 April 2017.'

How time flies?.

And I didn't even know ...

It may be a good idea for some of you guys to check via such a method too perhaps?.

As you never really know, etc?. :-)
Edited by: "amour3k" 7th Jul
raverdave2k07/07/2019 14:09

Curious, how did he manage to get a job that requires him to know a …Curious, how did he manage to get a job that requires him to know a particular programming language if he doesn't already know that language?


It's not unusual, when you get to a certain level it's merely about learning the relevant syntax etc.
And now for something completely different

When I was a lad

Brilliant I used too love Monty Python
Edited by: "lowcliff" 8th Jul
raverdave2k07/07/2019 14:09

Curious, how did he manage to get a job that requires him to know a …Curious, how did he manage to get a job that requires him to know a particular programming language if he doesn't already know that language?


Because it is a graduate internship that requires many things but more importantly aerospace engineering skills - he has just finished his aerospace degree. Presumably they could not find a candidate with everything they wanted. Learning Python is going to be far easier than all the core other stuff. Most aerospace degrees cover MATLAB to some extent. He has also done some Arduino C.

It is very hard to find candidates that tick every box when looking for a range of very specific skills.

He is going to be designing repairs for Airbus wings, mainly for fatigue damage I think.

If they just wanted a Python programmer I would think they are two a penny.
GlentoranMark07/07/2019 17:02

I'm 50+ and love coding. I probably didn't take the easiest of routes as I …I'm 50+ and love coding. I probably didn't take the easiest of routes as I learned Android because most of my ideas only work on a mobile platform but I can honestly say I got there in the end. If you want to keep your mind active as you get older then I'd suggest coding!


I can still code at a pinch, did some Arduino stuff recently which was an interesting distraction - DSP stuff which was new territory for me. I used to really enjoy assembly language and used to write 3d rendering engines for fun. The basics stay with you but the syntax fades without use. I do have a professional software job and a 1st in computer science from over 20 years ago but but my skills are better aligned to business analysis and requirements definition these days. At the moment I am a product owner so have a couple of agile scrum teams working on my stuff. There is much more money in general for the more senior roles in IT then coders and in my opinion the job is more interesting. I find coding just too frustrating and slow these days - much nicer coming up with the concept and requirements and having somebody else do the tedious coding bit. Testing, nah, terribly boring. Technical writing though is the thing I am least interested in. However, I now enjoy wood turning, stained glass sculptures and photography. Computers and technology are starting to bore me. Trouble is that there is little money in crafts. Luckily my mortgage is paid and I have a good pension, son is through uni so maybe I will make a break for something I will find more rewarding soon. I have had a long spell on anti-psychotic medication and it does impact concentration which also makes coding hard.
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