I want you guys to know that I haven’t forgotten you and I don’t mean to neglect you.
If you might recall last September I told you it was my intention to start pursuing my studies in Python programming. And it is because I am true to my word and am sincerely applying myself to learning Python Programming with a focus ultimately toward developing software for machine learning.
As the rest of you are consumed with your daily responsibilities so am I. I am spending 8 hours a day working out of necessity and at least 4 to 6 hours a day 6 days a week diligently pursuing my studies and Python programming.
This is just a little note short and to the point to let you know that I will return with further lessons in HTML and CSS front-end development shoshortly.
Also I will try at some point this month February 2019 to post the online resources text book and study materials I personally am using to Learn Python programming .
Once I do that you can go ahead and begin to study Python Programming as well and sometime toward the end of March 1st of April 2019. Once I believe I am competent to offer you guidance I will start posting lesson plans to begin learning Python Programming as well…
Until I can resume posting lesson plans I would like to leave you with a short story…
When I was 5 years old I decided that I wanted to learn how to ride a bicycle and all I had was a tricycle and my mother had a 3-speed Beach bike.
All of my peers in the neighborhood we’re already riding bicycles… at least it seemed to me and I wanted to learn to ride a bicycle not a little kids toy like a tricycle.
So one day with my mother’s permission I got her Beach bike out and decided I was going to teach myself to ride a bicycle.
Even though it was designed as a women’s bicycle with a low Center Bar the tires were higher than my hip and I had to stand on the pedals because the seat was too hard for me to sit on it and pedal at the same time.
I made it out of the driveway and took the first turn and probably went about a hundred feet before I fell the first time but I was standing on the pedal so I kind of caught myself… but the pedal hit me in the back of my leg and dragged my other leg where the low pedal was along the ground as the point of the seats truck me between my shoulder blades.
Back on the pedals again I went about another two hundred feet where I had to make another left hand turn and this time I did not catch myself and I fell over sideways at a pretty good speed in the gravel and skinned up my left leg and my shoulder and hurt quite a lot… And then in anger I got back on those pedals again
And now I was going at a pretty good clip and I was Now by my neighbor’s house where I hit a bump in the road in the back tire jostled and I fell down and banged up my knee and my left elbow as well as the already ripped up left side…
I was in true pain and tears were streaming down my face and I got back on those pedals and I started pushing those pedals again this time kind of timid taking it nice and slow then finally I had gotten good balance on the bike and I made it the other half of the way around the block which was about a half a mile circumference.
With blood dripping off of my knee and my left elbow I pedaled right past the house and kept pushing those pedals and took that first turn again and this time I didn’t slip. I kept pedaling past my neighbor’s house and I saw the bump in the road and this time I didn’t fall off the bike…
I came all the way around the block the second time and by then I was even able to somewhat sit on the seat while I push the pedals and I rode up through the back gate of our yard.
“I got off of the bike and I had the most wonderful experience of accomplishment.”
While it is true that you will not injure yourself learning to write programs for computer science it is true that you will experience a similar frustration to what you felt when you first learned how to ride a bike.
and it is for this reason that I strongly encourage you to set aside a specific amount of time every day to study.
At first just understanding syntax and do it every day and then after you’ve got the send text down pretty tight start duplicating simple software programs that others offer you online to download and duplicate. Then try to run those programs.
keep in mind the most important thing is to understand the syntax and punctuation of your software language and focus on that.
Although it is the most boring part of writing software / programming it is the most important part.
If your syntax does not correct your program will not work. If you have to do a whole lot of software debugging you will get discouraged… so always work out your programming muscles with syntax and then after you’ve done a couple of hours of syntax… take a shot at working on some software that you can download and copy
“ if your practice software doesn’t run don’t worry about it.”
just stick to your training program.
your programming muscles will build up your programming balance will strengthen.
Before long you’ll have that feeling of accomplishment that I had when I was 5 years old and rode my mom’s beach cruiser into the backyard without falling. : ))