Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Something New

Wow, has it really been almost 2 months since my last entry? Believe it or not I hadn't noticed. Work has kept me pretty bogged down during the day with stuff to do (yes, that is a good thing as I am loving my job) and things like blogging have had to take a slight back burner with my nightly exhaustion (that is only enhanced by the activeness off our kids.

Speaking of work, we hired an intern for the summer to take on some work that we need to do. He hails from WPI (Worcestor Polytechnic Institute) and has turned out to be a pretty nice guy. He is going into his senior year there and has a pretty interesting senior project going.

He and I have had the chance to chat it up a bit on a number of topics and during such chats, I have been intrigued by how positively he speaks of coding in Python. I always saw Python as an interesting language and had thoughts of learning it but hadn't settled definitely, until now that is.

For the past couple of weeks I have been actively reading about and playing with, Python on a regular basis. It is actually quite an elegant and neat language. The way that you do things in Python is taking a bit to get used to (as well as having to switch back and forth between Python and Perl), but I can handle it just fine.

I see Python added to my coding arsenal for the long haul and am sure that there will be some posts on it here, in the future.

I will try and put together a post containing links to get you started if you are interested. You will be surprised at how easy Python is to learn, even if you haven't done any coding before.

1 comment:

Motoma said...

I'm looking forward to reading posts from you regarding Python. I have a handful on my site, but I can never find time in my schedule to update regularly.

Anyway, it's good to see you're updating again,
Motoma

 
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