Introduction to Python 3
By Brian Ewoldt
This week marked the release of our new courses covering Python 3. The Python language was originally developed in 1989 by Guido van Rossum. And now for something completely different..."The Larch." As you can tell, I am a fan of Monty Python's Flying Circus and so is Mr. Rossum. In fact that is why the language is called Python. If you don't know who or what Monty Python's Flying Circus is, they were a British comedy troop seen on British TV from the late 60s to the early 70s, followed up by several movies. Mr. Rossum still heads up the Python project, which is an Open Source project, and he has been given the title of Benevolent Dictator for Life (BDFL).
The Python language is a general purpose programming language that allows the programmer to create applications using less code by using constructs. Python is an object-oriented language and supports multiple programming paradigms and functional programming. Peter Thorsteinson is the instructor for our Python courses. I don't know if he is a Monty Python fan, but I do know that he did a great job with these courses, making sure to cover every detail that someone who is new to Python will need in order to use the language to create applications. Our courses include:
- Python 3: Getting Started
- Python 3: Statements
- Python3: Data (coming soon)
- Python 3: Functions and Classes (coming soon)
Unlike the Monty Python TV show, there will be no dead parrots or need to figure out the weight of a swallow. Also, be thankful that the language was not named "Ekki-ekki-ekki-ekki-PTANG. Zoom-Boing, z'nourrwringmm."
Brian Ewoldt is the Project Manager for LearnNowOnline. Brian joined the team in 2008 after 13 years of working for the computer gaming industry as a producer/project manager. Brian is responsible for all production of courses published by LearnNowOnline. In his spare time, Brian enjoys being with his family, watching many forms of racing, racing online, and racing Go-Karts.