Python is sexy to look at. I keep saying this without knowing anything about the language other than everyone keeps raving about it... Especially since the data science boom.
I have attempted to learn Python before while trying to create a Discord bot for the stock market. I struggled. I stumbled and I didn't learn anything useful in my 6 hours spent attempting.
How should I learn Python?
I'm a programmer that knows how to read documentation. I could go this route but I would need a pet project and we all know how that went.
I wanted to try a different approach. I needed structure with all the distractions during this pandemic. I've skimmed a few of the free courses online but ultimately decided on just buying a Udemy course.
Reviews matter to me. So if more than 340,000 people left a review on a course and that course stays above 4.5 stars, I can safely assume the course is good, right? RIGHT?
With the course in hand, I started it. Let me just say, I love it when web applications have the ability to change video playback speed. I set my speed to 1.25x and away I went.
I skimmed the introduction and most of the data type chapter. The first time I slowed down the video playback was the list comprehension section. Wow, that's powerful.
Keep on keepin' on
I can see myself really getting into this. Python has singlehandedly rekindled my coding bug. Pun intended.
What am I going to be doing with Python? Who knows? I'll probably dabble into a little bit of everything until I hit a niche that makes my eyes light up.
Until then, I'm just along for the ride.