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"If you seek an engaging and highly visual introduction to an elegant programming language, then Head First Python can be a worthwhile place to start your journey."
-- Michael J. Ross, Web Developer, Slashdot.org

"What sets Head First Python apart from other Python books and manuals is that it was designed with cognitive research in mind.... Author Paul Barry filled the book with easily understandable language and an excellent sense of humor."
-- Kim Crawley, Blogcritics.org

"Head First Python provides a pretty comprehensive tour through the Python language with a lighthearted approach... that includes lots of graphics, lots of asides and annotations to the text, lots of answers to 'dumb questions'... and lots of exercises intended to give your brain a bigger picture of the subject matter. It's an unusual approach... and one that manages to be educational without being boring."
-- Mark Gibbs, Network World

"A fun, “brain-friendly guide” nicely tailored for beginners who want to advance from “What’s Python?” to understanding how to use the language in real-world applications. "
-- Si Dunn, Sagecreek Productions

"Overall I highly recommend this book. If you want to learn Python, but is not interested in web development, don't worry, just don't read chapters 7, 8, 10 and 11 ;-) " Full Review >
-- Guido Carballo-Guerrero, www.campinasjug.org/2010/12/ebooks-gratuitos-para-review-oreilly/

"Head First Python is an excellent intro to the language. The book's teaching method keeps the pages turning, and by the end you will have built apps on three platforms (PC, Android, Web). You will also have good familiarity with Python's bundled editor and command interface. " Full Review >
-- William Rouck, www.syntap.com

"Head First Python is an introduction to the Python language for programmers with a background in other languages. By the end of the first chapter, you’ll have experienced lists, functions and iteration, while moving forward at a comfortable pace. You will not find detailed API descriptions and edge case discussions,… " Full Review >
-- John Brady, www.jfbrady.com/blog/

"I think that this is a great book for the beginning Python developer. But unlike a lot of other books that aim for beginners, good practices aren't ignored for the sake of simplicity. The practices are explained and used. " Full Review >
-- Kees Dijk, blog.softwarefun.nl

"This book is a very particular book, from my point of view. This book, in fact, is not the classic programming book. If I can, I would define this more a bunch of notes rather than a book." Full Review >
-- Fabio Alessandro Locati, blog.grimp.eu

"Excellent book for beginners in Python. With a completely different approach to what we are accustomed to in a technical book..." Full Review >
-- Marc 137, onefirebutton.blogspot.com/

"There are two books devoted to Python you can find within Head First series. One of them is related indirectly " Head First Programming, second one is explicitly focused on Python " Head First Python." Full Review >
-- Michal Konrad Owsiak, www.owsiak.org



"If you seek an engaging and highly visual introduction to an elegant programming language, then Head First Python can be a worthwhile place to start your journey."
--Michael J. Ross, Web Developer, Slashdot.org