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Has anybody seen this? It looks idea for people looking to get into programming using Python. It's a course aimed at total beginners that's been funded via Kickstarter. You can find it by searching for "Python 101: Python Programming for Absolute Beginners" on there. It looks ideal for people like me who are just dipping my toe in but want to get serious about programming.
 
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Hard to know exactly what resource it is you're referring to without a link to it.

For absolute beginners I like this free course that uses Python

https://www.online.umich.edu/courses/programming-for-everybody-getting-started-with-python/
 
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Welcome to the Ranch

As Tim said, please supply a link. I shall add this discussion to our Python forum.
What version of Python does the course you mentioned teach?
 
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Python 3.

Isn't Python 2 about to drop out of support? Or perhaps has done so already?
 
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What about the course DJ suggested?
I thought Python 2 was history already.
 
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Earlier today, I wrote:. . . I thought Python 2 was history already.

Confirmed by this Wikipedia page.
 
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Tim Cooke wrote:Python 3.

Isn't Python 2 about to drop out of support? Or perhaps has done so already?



Python 2 went officially End-of-Life beginning January 2021. It is no longer pre-installed in many recent Linux distros, including Fedora. It has significant differences with Python 2 and they have 2 separate code repositories. Probably not since Visual Basic became VB.Net has there been such disruption in languages.

In fact, the primary reason why I started my project to implement the Gourmet Recipe Manager as a JEE application was that Thomas Hinkle's original version was written in Python 2 and it appears that flatpak-packaging isn't isolated enough from the core OS to keep running as various parts are shuffled out (it also couldn't print from within flatpak).

Just as an aside, I do have my spin-off of that project pretty much complete as far as recipe management goes. I'm working on supporting shopping lists now.  Check my thread on Meaningless Driver for progress reports.
 
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