No, Seriously, Why Should I Learn to Code? The geeks have inherited the earth. A couple decades ago if you talked with friends in a chat room, you were cast as a socially-awkward nerd. Doing the same today just means you're a typical Facebook user. Broadband Internet connections and smartphones have taken the Information Age that technically started in the 1970s with PCs and pushed it into daily mainstream life. Along with this culture change is a social anxiety: Should I learn to code? Is coding the new literacy? s Python Class - Educational Materials Welcome to Google's Python Class -- this is a free class for people with a little bit of programming experience who want to learn Python. The class includes written materials, lecture videos, and lots of code exercises to practice Python coding. These materials are used within Google to introduce Python to people who have just a little programming experience. The first exercises work on basic Python concepts like strings and lists, building up to the later exercises which are full programs dealing with text files, processes, and http connections. The class is geared for people who have a little bit of programming experience in some language, enough to know what a "variable" or "if statement" is. Beyond that, you do not need to be an expert programmer to use this material.
Downloads - the bpython interpreter You can get bpython by downloading the latest release, cloning the git repo or using your system's package manager. bpython has the following dependencies: PygmentsrequestsSphinx != 1.1.2 (for the documentation only)mock (for the testsuite only)babel (optional, for internationalization)curtsies >= 0.1.18,< 0.2greenleturwid (for bpython-urwid only) Ruby vs Python: Choosing Your First Programming Language: Course Report (updated August 2016) So you've decided to switch careers and jump into tech. Congrats! Now, you're probably wondering which programming language you should learn first! Join Course Report and Bloc as we tackle all of your questions about two of the most popular languages taught at coding bootcamps: Ruby vs Python. With Bloc mentor Ben Neely, we learn which language is best for beginners, which will help you land your first developer job, and what makes Ruby and Python unique.