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    learning python

    Hi All,
    I am PHP developer, I want to learn another language , I need some advises about python , where I can get started ? , do you think python will be popular language ? is it good for my career path ?

    thanks for help
    hafez

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    Python is a great language but if you learn it you will never want to touch PHP again. :P With Django and TurboGears it is a great choice for agile web development. For some reason or another a lot of people seem to associate Python with their grandparents language. Regardless I'm certain that it's safe to say that Python isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

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    http://www.diveintopython.org/
    http://www.ibiblio.org/obp/thinkCSpy/

    As far as books go, the visual quickstart guide and all the o'reily books are top notch.

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    I liked this one:

    http://www.amazon.com/Python-Essenti.../dp/0672328623

    Python is a great language and you'll be learning a lot by going beyond PHP. I wish you the best of luck! (It'll be fun, honest.)

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    Doing a little thread hijacking, on the think like a computer scientist book, end of chapter 12.2, there is this exercise:
    http://www.ibiblio.org/obp/thinkCS/p...ish/chap12.htm
    As an exercise, create and print a Point object, and then use id to print the object's unique identifier. Translate the hexadecimal form into decimal and confirm that they match.
    - What in the world does that mean "then use id to print the object's unique identifier"
    - How do you print an object? (as in print instance of object?)
    - How do you transform hex form into decimal form?

    Thanks for any help!
    Last edited by abb; Mar 10, 2007 at 05:32.


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