- Python is used in web development
- Python has true classes, unlike JS, resulting in real object-oriented programming
- There are many many jobs available for Python developers
- Python syntax and forced indentation results in neatly structured code
I started my learning by delving into the Python track on Treehouse. For learning new coding concepts/technologies, I prefer learning by videos and short exercises over using books. If you are the same, I highly suggest checking out Treehouse or Code School or any of the other similar sites. They can be a great way to jumpstart your learning.
After tackling the Python track on Treehouse, I completed a smattering of problems on both Exercism and CodeWars. These sites are awesome for developing strong fundamentals in a particular programming language.
Honestly, I still feel fairly weak in Python. But I do know the basics, and I feel confident that I can effectively Google my way through most problems. I also feel that I learn best when building things. How else can you come across real world problems and find ways to solve them?
On Monday of this week, I decided to start a Django tutorial. I chose Django because it is, from what I can tell, the most popular Python web framework and it is supposed to have great documentation. I started the tutorial on the official Django website:
- Follow this guide for installing Python 3 on your Mac: [http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/how-to-upgrade-your-mac-to-python-3]
- Follow this guide for
- If you have issues with
virtualenvwrapper, try using
pip3. This solved a problem I had when trying to perform