Move from zero knowledge of programming to comfortably writing small to medium sized programs in Python Fully updated for Python , with code and examples throughout, the book explains Python coding with an accessible, step by step approach designed to bring you comfortably into the world of software developmentReal world analogies make the material understandable, with a wide variety of well documented examples to illustrate each concept Along the way, you ll develop short programs through a series of coding challenges that reinforce the content of the chapters Learn to Program with Python guides you with material developed in the author s university computer science courses The author s conversational style feels like you re working with a personal tutor All material is thoughtfully laid out, each lesson building on previous onesWhat You ll LearnUnderstand programming basics with Python, based on material developed in the author s college coursesLearn core concepts variables, functions, conditionals, loops, lists, strings, and Explore example programs including simple games you can program and customizeBuild modules to reuse your own codeWho This Book Is ForThis book assumes no prior programming experience, and would be appropriate as text for a high school or college introduction to computer science