This tutorial will introduce you to Python, a general-purpose, object-oriented interpreted language you can use for countless standalone projects or scripting applications.
Python was developed to be clear, powerful, and fun to use. We'll start with a quick note on what Python is and how it's used, then we'll jump right into writing code! This course assumes no prior knowledge in Python.
Now that you're getting the hang of variables, values, and assignment (think of them like the subjects, objects, and verbs of English sentences), let's take a look at whitespace and statements: the sentences of our new Python language.
Good comments make programs more readable and will help you diagnose problems when they arise. Get in the habit of commenting up your code!
If all we could do in Python were declare variables and write comments, it wouldn't be very exciting. Thankfully, that's not the case—we can combine and manipulate data to create powerful, flexible programs to suit our needs.
Rock on! Let's take a minute to review what you've learned.