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An introduction to Python resources - Part 2/2 [ID:073] (2/2)

in series: Resources for Python Newbies

video tutorial by Ian Ozsvald, added 03/07

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55. TutuyIyyfh Sun, 03 Oct 2010 14:15

Very good, well produced and presented

54. UojmfAugjr Mon, 27 Sep 2010 12:12

Great site, and great videos,

53. Bradleyvops Thu, 29 Jul 2010 06:07

Very nice again. in my opinion you give a real good overview of what there is and what one can get.. but for developpers who want to (quickly) get into code examples and differences between non-script languages.. it takes too long. beside of this the navigation on the website is not that intuitive.

but i still have enjoyed every video an got a lot of very helpfull informations.


52. jasa SEO, Backlink, Blogwalking murah Mon, 22 Mar 2010 00:42

This was a really good one, I'm probably going to wind up using at least half of the sites you listed here. Thanks

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Very useful but a bit outdated.

50. marinir seo Mon, 11 Jan 2010 14:30


49. seo plugin Sun, 10 Jan 2010 09:40

Again, nice presentation of resources.

48. anonymous Sat, 02 Jan 2010 23:27

Thanks for saving me a lot of time as you provided a great overview of the resources available for new python programmers!

47. anonymous Sat, 21 Nov 2009 09:07

looks great

46. anonymous Sun, 18 Oct 2009 11:53

even more useful than the first. can you do some more about transitioning from c# and MS-DOS

45. anonymous Sun, 20 Sep 2009 17:08

Thanks Ian. You mention that it is possible to get up and running making screencasts, but then don't point to those resources. For example, what software actually records the screen image with that yellow dot??

44. anonymous Sat, 05 Sep 2009 23:07

Thanks for your help. I'm ten years old and I'm just learning. I want to learn to program games : ) From Henry.

I am on [073] An introduction to Python resources - Part 2/2 (2/2). This two part video segment was a helpful refresher for me. After the video and underneath the 'click to play' area I like the text based notes about what was in the video and section of this page entitled "Video Tutorials related by tag:" With respect to the tags themselves it almost looks like they are listed in a reverse alphabetical order with different font sizes based on some factor, maybe like number of videos related. is that roughly true ? linking to other videos via these related tags could be a handy way to 'surf', though understanding how those tags are displayed in that section of this page would be potentially helpful. nice job, thanks -Matt

42. anonymous Wed, 29 Jul 2009 06:13

Really perfect tuts. Optianlly list of tuts very impressive.

thx from Abkhaz.

i found the recommendation for gui python helpful, I would like to learn to use python gui that is as easy to use as i have learned in visual studio.

39. anonymous Sat, 13 Jun 2009 13:31

Very good, thanks. I'd recommend to the watcher at the beginning that this particular sort of webcast (e.g. "Python resources") is kind of useless unless you take notes. I watched both "resource" videos while taking notes, and I now have a list of 21 things to check-out post video. There's no way I'd remember them all otherwise, and it's unlikely that I'll ever rewatch the video (one advantage of text: it's easier to scroll through).

38. anonymous Wed, 03 Jun 2009 06:53

thank you again another good intro to python websites


Could you please create list of bookmarks

thank you for this video!

35. anonymous Sat, 18 Apr 2009 05:35

To someone who likes to learn like a magpie just having books and websites has never been enough. So to discover ShowMeDo this morning could possibly be exactly what I need.

As I would love to become a hobbyist Python user/programmer, your podcasts should add greatly to the enjoyment of learning and achieving this little goal of mine.

Thank you for your time and effort.

ehm, to the previous anonymous poster. The links mentioned are clickable in the video description. No need to type by hand.

33. anonymous Mon, 30 Mar 2009 16:45

Decent couple of videos. But to be honest, I would have done better when a well-created wiki page with organized links with your comments.

I've since visited all resources mentioned - it's annoying to retype URLs - and I've done this for myself.

Maybe I just work different from other people, but for me a screencast is only useful if there is some need to actually visually show something or show something changing. In some cases, there just being images and a voice isn't anywhere near as helpful as text.

32. anonymous Wed, 07 Jan 2009 21:49

Thank you so much Ian! Very informative introduction to python resources. Your efforts are appreciated.

Thanks again,


I liked this screencast quite a bit. There are a lot of Python resources out there, and it is nice to get some idea of what they contain and who they are for before wasting an evening blindly surfing.

Thanks for the effort.

30. anonymous Mon, 07 Apr 2008 01:57

You know what would really be cool? A compilation of a bunch of stuff made with python to give newcomers an idea what python is capable of. Just a thought.

29. anonymous Mon, 03 Mar 2008 05:47

Thank you for the great overview and websites! It is a good start for me to make sense of an overwhelming world of Python resources.

28. anonymous Wed, 16 Jan 2008 14:54

Any great resource!!! Thanks for all of your hard work. Could you please add some resources on using tk as the GUI, Thanks, once again keep up the good work.

27. anonymous Wed, 16 Jan 2008 13:50

Review of An introduction to Python resources - Part 2/2

It was very informative. Thanks, for all your hard work!

Anon - I've never seen the @ on a returns line, I wonder if you're confusing your syntax with Python's decorators? You can see examples of decorators here:

If you need further help then your best bet is probably the Python Tutor mail list:



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