Are you learning to code in Python?
If you are new to programming it can take some time to master the programming language. If it all seems confusing, here are some tips on becoming a great Python programmer.
Coding daily helps you become proficient in the language. Like any language, it you need to practice using it.
This helps you remember all ideas but also get a feel for programming. If you are just starting out, check out these exercises.
Start by making small useful Python scripts. Like programs that sort numbers, names or files. Start simple and slowly increase complexity.
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Taking a course or having a good instructor is a great way to progress. These days there are many courses available that guide you through the process of learning to code.
Python comes with an interactive shell (sometimes named REPL). The Python interactive shell helps you try out things easily.
Python 3.7.5 (default, Nov 20 2019, 09:21:52) [GCC 9.2.1 20191008] on linux Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information. >>> print("Hello world") Hello world >>> i = 3 >>> print(i) 3 >>>
Its important to take breaks, you can't learn by doing something 24/7. Counter-intuitive but taking breaks helps you learn coding.
As you progress, at times you'll find bugs. Don't stress about it, Python has debugging tools that help you fix them.
Taking notes helps you form long-term memories. Developers often take notes. On the plus side it allows you to think more freely on paper (diagrams, sketches).
Coding mistakes and problems are rarely unique. Use Google to find the problem you trying to solve.
Python often outputs the problem when somethings wrong. You can use that output in google to find a more clear solution.
Stackoverflow is a popular question/answer site for Python developers.
Sometimes it helps to learn with someone else who is learning. Programming together is sometimes named "pair programming". This generally helps a lot if one has more experience than the other programmer.
An IDE is an app ("integrated development environment") you can use for programming. An IDE makes working with many files a breeze, it comes with coloring and simplifies the whole programming experience.
Github stores a lot of software projects. By searching for code on github you can find many examples.