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Books on Python

 

Learn Python the Hard Way: A Very Simple Introduction to the Terrifyingly Beautiful World of Computers and Code
In Learn Python the Hard Way, you'll learn Python by working through 52 brilliantly crafted exercises. Read them. Type their code precisely. (No copying and pasting!) Fix your mistakes. Watch the programs run. As you do, you'll learn how software works; what good programs look like; how to read, write, and think about code; and how to find and fix your mistakes using tricks professional programmers use.

 

Getting Started with Raspberry Pi
The Raspberry Pi is a credit card-sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It can be used in electronics projects, and for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word processing, browsing the internet, and playing games. This book takes you step-by-step through many fun and educational possibilities!

 

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Thousands of computer, technical and business books from top publishers, including O'Reilly, Sams, Microsoft and more! For more info see Safari Books' support pages here.

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CS50

This is Harvard University's (fantastic) Intro to computer science course. The primary language of this course is C. You can access videos of each lecture, plus notes, slides, source code, problem sets, and download the software development appliance in which you can work through the assignments. All for free!

MIT Open Courseware

Complete, free, computer science and electrical engineering courses from MIT.

Khan Academy Computer Science

Learn the fundamentals of programming on the Khan Academy computer science platform. Explore programs made by others. Write your own programs and share them!

Programming Basics

A very nice interactive introduction to computer programming, using Javascript

A selection of apps and other tools from edshelf.com

 
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