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Head First Programming by Paul Barry, David Griffiths

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Advance Praise for Head First Programming

Head First Programming does a great job teaching programming using an iterative process. Add a little, explain a little, make the program a little better. This is how programming works in the real world and Head First Programming makes use of that in a teaching forum. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to start dabbling in programming but doesn’t know where to start. I’d also recommend this book to anyone not necessarily new to programming, but curious about Python. It’s a great intro to programming in general and programming Python specifically.”

Jeremy Jones, Coauthor of Python for Unix and Linux System Administration

“David Griffiths and Paul Barry have crafted the latest gem in the Head First series. Do you use a computer, but are tired of always using someone else’s software? Is there something you wish your computer would do but wasn’t programmed for? In Head First Programming, you’ll learn how to write code and make your computer do things your way.”

Bill Mietelski, Software Engineer

Head First Programming provides a unique approach to a complex subject. The early chapters make excellent use of metaphors to introduce basic programming concepts used as a foundation for the rest of the book. This book has everything, from web development to graphical user interfaces and game programming.”

Doug Hellmann, Senior Software Engineer, Racemi

“A good introduction to programming using one of the best languages around, Head First Programming uses a unique combination of visuals, puzzles, and exercises to teach programming in a way that is approachable and fun.”

Ted Leung, Principal Software Engineer, Sun Microsystems

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