Python Tutorial for Beginners
If you have just discovered Python and looking for a Python tutorial for beginners, you are in the right place!
Python is used by so many people and is by far the most popular programming language on the planet!
The first thing to consider is what are you learning Python for? Are you doing it at school, are you a data scientist, are you using it for network automation? As you can see Python is a very versatile language and can be used for so many tasks.
With this Python tutorial It is very easy to get started and great fun to learn.
What is Python used for?
Python is one of the most popular programming languages in use today, you will see it used across many industries, including
- Data Science
- Web Development
- Network Automation
- Game Development
- Data Analytics
Some of biggest web platforms on the internet run on Python, including YouTube, Netflix & Instagram!
Now is the time o get started with Python Programming, more and more companies are looking for Python skills and with so many Python Tutorials out there where do you start, my advice is to get a simple book.
Python for Beginners Book
Whilst there are 100’s of books you can buy to teach yourself Python, I would recommend these two to learn Python programming.
Head first Python is a very easy to get started with book and Introducing Python is a bit more in depth. If you know zero Python I would start with the Head First book and if you know the concepts of programming and have a small understanding of Python jump into the O’Reilly book as it will take you a lot further.
How to install Python on Windows
The first thing to so is to install Python, some operating systems come with Python already installed.
Head over to https://www.python.org/downloads/ and download Python. Installing Python is relatively easy, just select your OS and follow the instructions.
You can write Python code in Notepad if you want, but most people use a dedicated editor or IDE (integrated development environment).
The most popular free editor for Python right now is Visual Studio Code
It is open source and written by Microsoft and is updated regularly and is currently the most popular editor among developers.
There is a great tutorial here – https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/languages/python
I would highly recommend you download this!
Once you have written your first Python program in VSCode you will not turn back.
Python Programming Language
The Python programming language is the most popular programming language in use today.
It was created by Guido van Rossum and famously named after Monty Python
Python is a scripting language which means it does not have to be compiled, it just runs through the code you write. It is much easier to read and write Python programs compared to other languages like C++ and Java.
The object oriented design of Python is clean and easy to get started.
Python is also referred to as a high level programming language as it’s syntax so closely resembles the English language. It is highly readable.
If you are really serious about Python I would recommend you sign up for a Python course, there are so many available and many free.
There is a great one by Google which they put all their new employees through.
So get started with your first hello world program and you will be hooked.
The next step is to get a basic understanding about Python Data Types.
Further tutorials will cover machine learning & web development.