11 Beginner Tips for Learning Python

Darren Jones
Darren Jones 13 Lessons 37m basics career python

We are so excited that you have decided to embark on the journey of learning Python! One of the most common questions we receive from our readers is “What’s the best way to learn Python?”

The first step in learning any programming language is making sure that you understand how to learn. Learning how to learn is arguably the most critical skill involved in computer programming.

Why is knowing how to learn so important? Languages evolve, libraries are created, and tools are upgraded. Knowing how to learn will be essential to keeping up with these changes and becoming a successful programmer.

In this course, you’ll see several learning strategies that will help you jumpstart your journey towards becoming a rockstar Python programmer!

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About Darren Jones

With 20 years as a teacher of music technology, Darren is keen to bring his skills to the Python table.

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Participant Comments

Roman Gerasimov on March 13, 2024

I’m not beginner at Python, I would say I’m somewhere between beginer and pre-intermediate, recently I thought I wouldn’t learn anything new from the course for total beginners, how wrong I was - I had been so inefficient trying to debug my code with simple print(). Now I’m thrilled to start next course and discover much more about how inefficient I was :) Guys, do not skip any lesson even if you think you know everything, every lesson is gold

moonapali on Feb. 16, 2022

These were 11 great tips! For me, the #1 take-away is “Code everyday” Committing to learning and engaging in a consistent way is the most effective way to learn.

URounder on Nov. 30, 2021

Great course. Thank you!

Carlos on July 9, 2021

Hi Darren, I like the approach that you give to learning python. All the points work beyond programming. They can be applied to any aspect of learning. This is a great video. Congratulations!


eduartef on Dec. 20, 2019

Using PDB, and the recommendation about using shell were the most profitable for my learning path. Thanks a lot.

Vaclav Pokorny on Nov. 21, 2019

Thank you very much for pointing me to the right direction. :-)

vinay yelluri on Sept. 19, 2019

Thank you. A good video with a clear cut road path for beginners!

Mircea Cocosila on Sept. 11, 2019

Excellent video series. Thanks so much!

juliannekropp4 on Sept. 2, 2019

Thank you. Very helpful video!

avinashhm on Aug. 15, 2019

I love this video lesson .. its very valuable to any newbies in a community to learn how to describe a problem better making it faster, more likely to get a good response.

cellis4 on Aug. 13, 2019

Great intro video.. loved the pdb video as well as the GitHub info… thanks!

Vanam on Aug. 8, 2019

Excellent video, I was struggling to get to know about open source projects I think I got a headway

herepete on Aug. 7, 2019

There are some awesome ideas and suggestions in this Video :)

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