Starting on Oct. 25, I was able easily to complete the first 35 exercises in Zed Shaw’s free online book, Learn Python the Hard Way. I did all the extra credit questions, looked up lots of stuff on other websites, wrote lots of code and tested it again and again.
I think my plan to have journalism students complete these exercises in four weeks as part of a class is fair and reasonable. Some of the students should be able to go further than Exercise 34 in that time.
To see all my posts here about Zed’s lessons, use the tag zed shaw.
I hope I’ll be able to return to Zed’s lessons in a few weeks.