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Old 03-31-2008, 06:06 PM   #1
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Default Why Python? And books.

I heard that anyone starting out with programming should learn Python. Why is that? When I see job listings 90 percent of them don't have Python under the list of requirements. Only C/C++. Sometimes even C#.

Also, thinking about getting a few of these books at a library/used book store. What do you think?

C++ How To Program
http://www.amazon.com/C-How-Program-5th/dp/0131857576

Beginning C++ Game Programming
http://www.amazon.com/Beginning-C-Ga.../dp/1592002056

C++ Primer Plus
http://www.amazon.com/C%2B%2B-Primer...7015418&sr=1-3

Game Coding Complete
http://www.amazon.com/Game-Coding-Co...7015523&sr=1-1
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Old 03-31-2008, 06:31 PM   #2
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Beginning C++ Game Programming
C++ Primer Plus
Both great books. They are actually text books here at Full Sail. I used C++ Primer Plus Fifth Edition. http://www.amazon.com/C%2B%2B-Primer...7016777&sr=1-1
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Old 04-01-2008, 03:26 AM   #3
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Python is a much higher level language then C++ and therefore has features such as memory management, higher level support for data structures and therefore much easier to learn and pick up. This way you learn the programming concepts rather then 'fighting' the language to something trivial (as many do with C++).

Once you are confident in programming, then you can move to a low level language such as C++.

For other books including the ones you mention: http://yaustar.juliusparishy.com/wik...ammingBookList

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Thanks for the replies. I think I'll start with C++ because that's what the school I'm going to is going to teach. I just want a little head start so I think I'll start reading Beginning C++ Game Programming.
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