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Get Into Python Programming!

Updated: Aug 24, 2021

Python has been gaining momentum for quite some time now as one of the best programming languages for developers to use.




Here are a few reasons why:

  • Python is one of the easiest programming languages to learn because of its simple syntax and versatility.

  • Python is very useful in data science, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things.

  • It can be used to automate repetitive processes.


Here are a few resources that are helpful when it comes to learning how to code in Python:

trinket.io

https://www.pythonforbeginners.com/

https://www.programiz.com/python-programming

https://www.learnpython.org/


FutureLearn has free & premium Python courses:

https://www.futurelearn.com/subjects/it-and-computer-science-courses/python




A fun coding exercise in Python is the classic rock, paper, scissors game. It includes a lot of the basics of Python programming and the code below can be run inside of any Python editor such as trinket.io.


from random import randint


#create a list of play options

t = ["Rock", "Paper", "Scissors"]


#assign a random play to the computer

computer = t[randint(0,2)]


#set player to False

player = False


while player == False:

#set player to True

player = input("Rock, Paper, Scissors?")

if player == computer:

print("Tie!")

elif player == "Rock":

if computer == "Paper":

print("You lose!", computer, "covers", player)

else:

print("You win!", player, "smashes", computer)

elif player == "Paper":

if computer == "Scissors":

print("You lose!", computer, "cut", player)

else:

print("You win!", player, "covers", computer)

elif player == "Scissors":

if computer == "Rock":

print("You lose...", computer, "smashes", player)

else:

print("You win!", player, "cut", computer)

else:

print("That's not a valid play. Check your spelling!")

#player was set to True, but we want it to be False so the loop continues

player = False

computer = t[randint(0,2)]



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