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Python Beginners Completed! – File Input/Output

Finally we’ve finished the Python Beginners über-series in our Club. In total the Club has 118 videos over 15 series all focused on teaching new Python skills. Now we’re done with Python beginners we’ll be expanding our scope.

In just under 30 minutes in the File I/O Tutorial I cover reading text files, writing [...]

Python Beginners – ‘if, else, elif’ Introduction

We’ve just published another series aimed at Python Beginners – “the ‘if’ statement” introduces the ‘if’ statement to new programmers, along with ‘else’ and ‘elif’.

The series is short – just two episodes lasting for 14 minutes.  If you’re new to Python and you want to learn how it works, our Club series are just for [...]

Python Beginners – Functions series finished for Club ShowMeDo

Python Beginners – Functions teaches you how to write and call your own functions in Python. We cover how to write functions, argument passing, scoping, gotchas and nested functions.

“I like the beginner videos, because you are confident on what the student must prepare to accept initially as dogma, and suggest to trust you for later [...]

“Batteries Included” Python beginner Club series now finished

Lucas’ Club series for Python beginners which introduces the Python standard library is now complete.

Batteries Included – The Python Standard Library has 9 episodes for Club-subscribers which introduce the core elements of file-system access, using the shell, regular expressions, math, dates and talking to websites.

“I will thank you for getting this in-depth basic explanation of [...]

“Python Beginners – Loops and Iteration” – Club Series fully published

I’m happy to say that I’ve just published the last three episodes for Python Beginners – Loops and Iteration.  This is another of our Club ShowMeDo Python Beginners series aimed at new Python programmers, it takes you through looping and iteration techniques.

By the end of the series you’ll be able to read other people’s Python [...]

New Club videos for “Batteries Included” series on The Python Standard Library

Lucas Holland joins Kyran, John and Ian as an author for ShowMeDo’s Club.  The Club creates tutorial videos for beginner and intermediate Python programmers.

For his first series Lucas covers elements of The Python Standard Library.

Half of the videos are published, the series will be fully published in the next two weeks.  Each video is around [...]

New series – Batteries included – The Python standard library

Lucas Holland has joined us as a Club ShowMeDo author, his first series for Club-members is Batteries Included – The Python Standard Library.  Lucas has been authoring free Python videos inside ShowMeDo for a year.

We’re very happy to welcome him as a Club author and we’re excited to now be offering a greater range of [...]

Python Beginners – Common Variables and Containers Series Completed

The complete Python Beginners – Common Variables and Containers series is now on-line. This Club series is aimed at new Python programmers who want to get their heads around all of the common data-types and containers in Python.  Examples of common usage are given along with links for background information.

Overview (Variables and Containers) (Free)
Variables [...]

More Club videos for Python Beginners – Common Variables and Containers

We’ve added three new videos to Python Beginners – Common Variables and Containers.  This Club series is aimed at new Python programmers who want to get their heads around all of the common data-types and containers in Python.  Examples of common usage are given along with links for background information.

10 of the 14 episodes are [...]

New Club Series for Python Beginners – Loops and Iteration

We have another new Club series aimed at Python Beginner/Intermediate programmers.  Loops and Iteration builds upon the previous recent series (Common Variables and Containers and ‘What Does Python Look Like?‘) to show you the normal looping and iteration techniques that you’ll use in Python.

The first 4 of 7 episodes are published, the other 3 will [...]

New Club series for Python Beginners – Common Variables and Containers

I’m rather excited to announce this new and rather long Club ShowMeDo series called Common Variables and Containers.  It is aimed at new/intermediate Python users and builds upon the previous ‘What Does Python Look Like?‘ series.

In 14 episodes I introduce the user to all the common Python datatypes and containers.  This includes showing common usage [...]

“What does Python look like?” series finished in Club ShowMeDo

The recent Python Beginners series named What Does Python Look Like? is finished, all 6 episodes are up.

“Thank you for this resource. I appreciate your efforts to help others.”

Here’s the layout for the series:

3 Minute Oveview (What Does Python Look Like?) (Free)
Variables and Naming
Write and Run (and Unit Tests), No Compiling
Indentation and Colons
Loops and [...]

An Introduction to Database Programming with Python @ ShowMeDo

Kyran has published a full new Club ShowMeDo series, this one covers database programming for beginners with Python.

Introduction to the Series (Free)
The Python Database API (DBAPI)
Connecting Python to the Database
Using and Manipulating a Database from Within a Python Progam
Creating a Database With Python

The aim of the series is to show you how to start talking [...]

Learn Google App Engine with ShowMeDo

Kyran has published the first five episodes of A Gentle Introduction to the Google App Engine Python SDK in Club ShowMeDo, more will follow over the coming weeks.

“Google has chosen Python as its initial application development language, allowing new users to leverage the considerable power and usability of such frameworks as Django or Pylons. This [...]

‘Python Beginners’ series starting @ ShowMeDo

We’re just starting to publish our first Python Beginners series in Club ShowMeDo.  This will form the first of a set of series aimed at new Python programmers.  First we kick off with What Does Python Look Like?

“If you’re coming to Python from a different language then you’ll want to know how the syntax looks. [...]