Getting started with Python

You want to try out programming, but you don’t know quite where to start. In this article I share some thoughts on that based on my own experience when I started learning Python a year and a half ago.

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Parsing text with Python

I hate parsing files, but it is something that I have had to do at the start of nearly every project. Parsing is not easy, and it can be a stumbling block for beginners. However, once you become comfortable with parsing files, you never have to worry about that part of the problem. That is why I recommend that beginners get comfortable with parsing files early on in their programming education. This article is aimed at Python beginners who are interested in learning to parse text files.

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Managing your money

This article is dedicated to my father. He had begun lecturing to me about the importance of saving when I was still in primary school. I ignored him for years. Thankfully, like any good parent, he never gave up on me. A year or so into my first job I finally understood what he was trying to tell me. My target audience for this article are graduates in their first job in the UK.

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PyCon UK 2017

I had the pleasure of attending PyCon UK for the first time this year. This is a record of my experience of PyCon UK, where I’ll focus on the things that were the most interesting to me. The conference was a five-day event with lectures/workshops on the first four days and sprint sessions on the fifth day. I was slightly worried that I wouldn’t quite fit in with a bunch of programmers since I have an engineering background, but I was blown away by how welcoming the python community was.

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Hello world!

Hello?

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