Are you fed up with reading long, boring, lengthy paragraphs after paragraphs of text and want to get up and running in Python as soon as possible? Well, you're not alone. I for one hate having to read through masses of text for very little benefit. Python Programming: How to Code Python Fast in Just 24 Hours with Seven Simple Steps strips away the non-essentials and instead provides you with the fundamentals from which you can blossom as a Python programmer in just seven simple steps. So, what can I expect from the book? This audiobook provides you with the fundamental building blocks to get you up and running in Python in no time. Written for simplicity so that you can learn Python quickly and efficiently.
SYou start coding as soon as Python is installed on your computer. Anything else? Yes! This audiobook will supercharge your Python learning experience.
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The subject doesn't lend itself to spoken word very well, but more effort to avoid reliance on reading out long commands would be helpful in following along.
Listening to the narrator try to articulate long strings of digits, or multi-line commands involving structures that get fairly complex is exhausting and I found myself mentally checking out when it was most important to understand what's going on. Simple code to read can quickly become unintelligible when read aloud.
For example this is actually in Chapter 7:
a = 'Hello world'
b = "dog loves cats forever!"
'dog loves cats forever!'
c = "f!@#@($*@(&(*@&$(@)"
This was so painful to listen to it clearly wasn't intended to be read aloud. There are so many times the narrator is just reading out blocks of text like this, along with syntax errors, and has to articulate "First line, command line, (code), new line, command line (code), next line....." all the way along it's impossible to follow.
Yes. I'm not sure the subject lends itself to this medium. I'm currently listening to another title that was released just a few days ago in the hopes that it's more suitable, but so far it's looking like a dud as well.
Yes, the narration was alright. He was clear and articulate and read the material as well as could be done.
Disappointment, I had hoped this would be a quick and clear cut way to cover my bases and get back into Python (I'm familiar, but have been out of the game a long while). Sadly, even after listening to the entire book and then listening again (and again, and again) to try to follow along certain sections were just too mentally taxing to follow along.
If you're using the ebook as a companion this is probably a worthwhile purchase, alone it's best to skip it and take in a video based series of lectures or something.
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