How to learn Python Programming in 30 days?

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Can You Learn Python Programming In A Month? Yes You Can

Can you learn Python coding in a month? This was a question I asked a programmer friend. He answered yes I can! So, I did a little research into how to learn Python Programming in 30 days and if you are interested in Python coding, here is how you do it.

I had earlier written an article about the 8 best and must-have books for Python programmers. Continuing with the Python series, now we look at the practical learning problems with Python. Before we get into that we should know why Python?

Opting for Python programming as a career choice has many advantages. Python is a widely used high-level programming language by many big tech companies like Facebook and Google as it is easy to code and debug. Tech giants like Google and Yahoo along with NASA, PBS, and Reddit use Python for their websites. Python is the easiest coding language to learn for the first time coders. If you are opting for IT as a career choice, you may not specialize in Python but you should know the basics of Python coding.

So that brings us back to our original question, can you learn Python coding in 30 days?

Can I learn programming in Python language in a month?

Apparently yes you can! The first requirement to learn Python (within a month or not) is knowledge of coding and a little proficiency in any other language like C, C++, C#, Java, etc. If you have the workable knowledge of any of these languages, you can learn Python in a month. Here is how!

Learning basic Python syntax takes 2 days(including Object Oriented Programming or oops). But if you want to get comfortable writing code, it may take another 15 days. Once you are familiar with the Python structure, you should then start off by doing some projects. Make sure your experimental Python project covers all the concepts like lists, strings, classes, objects.

One of the best advice to start a project is to join online courses that teach you python with a project. You can take a look at Intro to Computer Science | Udacity or The Complete Python Masterclass: Learn Python From Scratch. Once you have completed your basic project, you can proceed to advanced concepts. At this point in time, you need to love Python programming to proceed further. Those who just want basic working knowledge can stop at this point.

If you are interested in higher Python programming, .here are some Python libraries for almost anything you want to do.

  1. Python Training | Python For Data Science | Learn Python
  2. The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines
  3. Image processing in Python
  4. Natural Language Toolkit
  5. Pygame

I also recommend taking MIT’s 6.100.1x: Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python to master Python programming. It is easily one of the best computer science courses available for free through edX and it’ll teach you how to think like a programmer. The course uses Python as the language of choice so you will learn a lot about Python from taking this course.

Once you have visited the above libraries and learned everything there is to Python programming, you have arrived as a Python coder. Let’s revisit the timeline of your Python journey:

Here is a complete timeline to learn Python programming

  • For basic syntax: 2-3 days (you can complete this in 1 day if you have knowledge about any programming)
  • To learn some advanced frameworks like flask and Django, it would take around 10-15 days and I’m talking about learning framework basics not mastering them.
  • To master Python programming, learn projects, visit libraries and coding from the online courses – 15 days

If you have good programming knowledge it takes about 4 days to master basic Python concepts and about a month to learn frameworks like Django and Flask.

There it is, if you follow the above time schedule, you have learned Python in 30 days! To cap it off, we have also published an article recommending the top eight programming books to learn Python. You can find them here.  You need to have consistency and vigor to pursue the any coding language. In the end, no book, no course, no tutorial can help you if you don’t help yourself.

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