Begin to Code with Python
Start writing software that solves real problems, even if you have absolutely no programming experience! This friendly, easy, full-color book puts you in total control of your own learning, empowering you to build unique and useful programs. Microsoft has completely reinvented the beginning programmer's tutorial, reflecting deep research into how today's beginners learn, and why other books fall short. Begin to Code with Python is packed with innovations, from its "Snaps" prebuilt operations to its "Make Something Happen" projects. Whether you're a total beginner or you've tried before, this guide will put the power, excitement, and fun of programming where it belongs: in your hands!
Get, install, and use powerful free tools to create modern Python programs; Learn key concepts from 170 sample programs, and use them to jumpstart your own; Discover exactly what happens when a program runs; Approach program development with a professional perspective; Learn the core elements of the Python language; Build more complex software with classes, methods, and objects; Organize programs so they're easy to build and improve; Capture and respond to user input; Store and manipulate many types of real-world data; Define custom data types to solve specific problems; Create interactive games that are fun to play; Build modern web and cloud-based applications; Use pre-built libraries to quickly create powerful software.
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