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He does indeed make it hard... and that's not a good thing.
on 14 January 2015
Not great really, firstly I personally found that the guy has a very "acquired taste" and I found myself getting quite frustrated with his attitude at times. Secondly, as a complete beginner in Python, I would rather somebody hold my hand until I start to "get it". The problem is, the first few exercises are fine, I understood them, but the moment you don't, and something makes no sense, he just tells you to "Google it" which lets be honest, you could get any old person telling you one thing, and any old person telling you another thing, (and I found that to be the case) when your starting out the Python documentation doesn't help explain things either.
At the end of the day the book is called "Learn Python the Hard Way" and he certainly made it far to hard for me, I'm going to go look for a book that will actually explain "why this does this, and that does that"! I don't recommend it, unless you want to get a head for some of the more basic stuff, and how to set up python etc on your computer. But if thats the case just go look at the online version of the book!