Become a Python programmer–and have fun doing it!
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!
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Get, install, and use powerful free tools to create modern Python programsLearn key concepts from 170 sample programs, and use them to jumpstart your ownDiscover exactly what happens when a program runsApproach program development with a professional perspectiveLearn the core elements of the Python languageBuild more complex software with classes, methods, and objectsOrganize programs so they’re easy to build and improveCapture and respond to user inputStore and manipulate many types of real-world dataDefine custom data types to solve specific problemsCreate interactive games that are fun to playBuild modern web and cloud-based applicationsUse pre-built libraries to quickly create powerful software