Well, first… Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year’s Eve celebration.
Posting here to seek some sound advice.
I’ve recently begun learning Python in tandem with Panda3D.
Thing is, I’ve picked up a book, “Learning Python”, from O’reilly, which seems to have gotten excellent reviews for the most part; I figured it would be a solid place to start.
Thing is… for me anyway… it isn’t.
The thing is, the book does what I call “teaching in a vaccuum”. It explains different things, but never applies them to anything, such as a project.
There is no, “Here’s what we’re teaching you, here’s how it works, and now here’s a sample project to demonstrate when, how and why you would use it in a real project”. Also, each lesson should build on the last, so that you’re always using and re-using what you’ve already learned as the projects become more complex, etc.
This book only covers the “Here’s what we’re teaching you and how it works”, and then moves on to the next lesson. There is no context, which makes it very difficult for me to fully understand or retain what I’m learning.
Soooo… I’m curious if anyone here can recommend a good book to learn Python that approaches it as I explained above, with contextual sample projects where each lesson is implemented, and previously learned elements are reintroduced, etc?
Any suggestions would be very helpful.
Thanks a bunch in advance…