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New to coding and I want to start with Python

Posted 17 October 2013 - 11:33 AM

Whats up everyone I have been looking at this site for a long time now but haven's posted much. I am looking to start learning to code and read python is the best place to start so here I am. Im looking for book resources website w/e you guys got for me now remember I have no prior coding experiance at all my interest came about from playing mmorpg games for the last 13 years. It has always been an interest of mine but I decided to take the leap a few days ago, so far I have been watching tutorials on thenewboston.org.

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Re: New to coding and I want to start with Python

Posted 17 October 2013 - 11:36 AM

Hello there, you can google your way to find yourself some tutorials. For books, you can start here Introductory books. Enjoy :)
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Re: New to coding and I want to start with Python

Posted 17 October 2013 - 11:46 AM

This site has tons of great tutorials. You should check them out.
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Re: New to coding and I want to start with Python

Posted 17 October 2013 - 02:57 PM

Im really interested in making small games and eventually working my way up to something like a runescape. Now this is just a long term goal I know it would take years probably im just excited about having a side project to work on.
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Re: New to coding and I want to start with Python

Posted 17 October 2013 - 03:22 PM

Start with the basics, then when you feel comfortable enough with python, you can then dive into game development library like pygame.
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Re: New to coding and I want to start with Python

Posted 19 October 2013 - 08:54 PM

How many of you actually taught yourselves how to code?
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Re: New to coding and I want to start with Python

Posted 19 October 2013 - 09:37 PM

I started programming when I started going to college. I sucked at it big time and I actually failed my first programming class. I then had to teach it to myself during the summer. Of course I learned a few bits and pieces at school, but most of what I know, I learned by myself :).
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Re: New to coding and I want to start with Python

Posted 20 October 2013 - 04:56 PM

python is a great language to start learning the basics of programming with. however, if you want to go into game development i would recommend learning c# or c++ and then learning the corresponding API for game dev.
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Re: New to coding and I want to start with Python

Posted 20 October 2013 - 05:12 PM

I'm just so clueless about code that I'm going to start with python I'm watching the MIT classes right now and enjoying them.
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Re: New to coding and I want to start with Python

Posted 21 October 2013 - 08:03 AM

If you do all of the homework assignments and really break down all of the code that they go over in the class, you'll learn an awful lot from those MIT courses.
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Re: New to coding and I want to start with Python

Posted 21 October 2013 - 08:41 AM

Ya in the first video I didn't understand a damn thing especially when he busted out those math problems and was like "but you all know that" it blew my mind because math has never been a strong suite of mine. Also im curious what the job market looks like for programming would anyone happen to have that information by chance?
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