Category: Software development

Python support – Ask wisely, ask nicely

What do you do if you need some Python support, from a quick answer to affordable regular mentoring or tutoring? Python has a very friendly and helpful community. I have heard it said that...

Python – Count and learn

Here is a simple problem: Count how many times each character occurs in a string. And one more thing: Do this using Python. There are many different solutions to this and each shows us...

Python tip: Assignment operators

How do you increase the value of a variable? Here are a few more operations: If you don’t know some of these operators (e.g. ** or //) check out the Python documentation. Notice how...

Good, Better, Best? : FizzBuzz

The Zen of Python states: “There should be one– and preferably only one –obvious way to do it.” In real life it is not always that easy. There are usually many different ways to...

Python tip: 1. 2. 3. Enumerate

Say you want to print a numbered list. For instance: Apples Bananas Oranges Pineapple How would you do this? Maybe like this: (The output has a space after each number, which doesn’t look right....

Python tip: Use for loops correctly

If you come from another language, like C, you may write a loop like this: Or perhaps you have discovered Python’s for loop so you use that to make i equal to 0, 1,...

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Tips for writing better Python code

I was a very experienced programmer when I started using Python. So I wrote some very bad Python code. Each language has its own way of doing things. The more you learn the language,...

Control your computer using Python

Python is an excellent language for taking control of your computer and performing some of the more tedious tasks. I recently used it to automate how I create Python training videos and have just...