Thursday, 13 January 2011

Python Coding..

Many years ago I used to spend my free time mucking around with a program called YaBasic, on the Playstation 2 of all thing (it came free with the welcome disc), it whetted my appetite for coding and programming at an early age, but over the years, I've gradually forgotten most of the html and basic language I taught myself at 13.

Until yesterday that is. Whilst having a look through iTunes U for some interesting videos, I noticed MIT University had a 25 video lecture course on Computer Science, intrigued I downloaded and watched the first video, and thought it was fantastic. It teaches you from the very root basics of programming, how programming works and everything a beginner would need to know, the lecturer (Eric Grimson) has over 25 years experience in the field, who better to learn from?

So, if I can't go to MIT itself, I'll take the next best thing and learn from their lectures, and best of all, for free.

After watching the first two lectures, here are the exploits of my first 'program' (piece of code).

It's very basic, but it's a start, I feel as if I've picked up the basics of the Python language well (it seems pretty simple).

More to come..