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Learn to Program using Python: Lesson 1, Getting Started — Devel

Review Preface What you will learn This is the first in a series of online tutorial lessons designed to teach you how to program using the Python scripting language. There is something for just about everyone here. Beginners If you don't know anything about programming, these lessons will take you from ground zero to the outer-space habitat of the modern object-oriented computer programmer. Programmers If you already know how to program, these lessons will teach you how to program using the Python scripting language. Python programmers If you already know how to program using Python, these lessons will teach you how to use the Python scripting language to take advantage of the ever expanding Java programming environment, without the requirement to learn how to program in Java.

Java programmers Overall Prerequisites There are only two prerequisites: Knowledge of how to use a computer on the web. Why Use Python? 1. Codepad ( Online > compiler for C/C++/Python/... Free Programming Tools: Editors, Debuggers, Disassemblers, Help. Free Programming Tools / Resources You can find tools, resources and utilities for a wide variety of programming tasks below.

Free Programming Tools: Editors, Debuggers, Disassemblers, Help

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Using Symlinks in Windows for Fun and Profit. You may have heard of symlinks, or symbolic links, before, but weren't quite sure what they're good for. Symlinks are kind of like a wormhole in your filesystem--they're placeholders on the drive that redirect applications to whatever folder or file you point them at. They're especially handy when an application, like iTunes, doesn't allow you to configure the location it expects to find your music.

So, instead of moving all your music to the folder that iTunes wants, you can simply create a symlink from the folder that iTunes expects to the folder that you prefer to store your music in. To your programs, a symlink is indistinguishable from the actual files in question. Symlinks work best in Windows Vista and Windows 7 (OSX also includes symlinks, but we'll talk about them later). To create a symlink, open your command prompt--the quickest way is to press the Windows key and type cmd at the prompt--and browse to the folder you want to create a symlink in using basic DOS commands.