4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Programming Collective Intelligence: Building Smart Web 2.0 Applications (Paperback)I was a beginner in both python and general programming when I got this book together with a book on how to use Python in general.
I actually found this book more useful than the general Python book as the use of examples is a much better way of learning (in my opinion). The examples introduced get more and more complex through the book which then forces you to learn about those programs in order to understand what they've done.
The fact that it exposes you to live web based data from the beginning is very useful indeed. My only wish would be that the formatting would be a bit clear. Python seems to thrive on using indentation rather than brackets and it can be difficult to see exactly which level of indentation is being used.
You need a ruler to use it!