So today, after 6+ years of PHP and ~2 years of C++ and 1+ year of vb6, I've started learning Python...
And I'm having a blast!
As someone that's recently spent time learning C# and ASP.net, it's really great to find the entry level door that everyone can fit through. Even if it is for a language that takes me back to the glory days of learning programming in Turbo Pascal on the 286's in high school. Actually, that's looking to be my preferred method now
Truly, it's amazing how a good book (that's free) can aid in the process. As a seasoned programmer, it's nice to work with simple programs to learn to use a language instead of trying to make sure I get through the tons of information about data types and all the other little details and just get into the meat of it.
Sure, this book might be aimed at people who haven't programmed before, but as someone that has done a lot of PHP and has spend enough time learning other languages, it's been a very liberating change.
Today is one of those days that has reminded me of how much fun programming can be. Sometimes, keeping it simple keeps it fun
So, if you had any desire to ever learn how to program, this is where I would usher you off to Invent With Python.com and tell you that you have absolutely no excuse.
And if you are a programmer, when was the last time you actually remember smiling while writing code? C'mon! Share!