Do you wish to learn a new programming language? Python is one of the hippest languages in use these days, but why pay for books and coursework when all this could be done on your own, for free, on your Mac? One can do exactly that with Dive Into Python 3, which has now been offered as a free download online or as a PDF.
Here’s all you’ll need to get started:
- Xcode 4.1 – free download from the App Store
- Text Editor with Python syntax highlighting – Xcode works for this, or TextWrangler is highly recommended too, it’s the free little brother to BBEdit
- Python 3.2.1 for Mac OS X 10.6 and 10.7
- Bookmark DiveIntoPython3.org
- Download the entire book as a PDF and example files, for free – you can then save and open the PDF on your iPad for quick reference in case you want