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Python Newbies: Who to Follow, What to Read and Where to Ask

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Python Newbies: Who to Follow, What to Read and Where to Ask

As a self-taught Python Developer and a newbie myself, I think that one of the most important things when starting is to surround ourselves with all things Python related. We can read Blogs, follow developers on Twitter and try to contribute to their projects on GitHub. We can also subscribe to the different mailing lists that exist, and of course, to the many YouTube channels that put online and free of charge millions of hours of content so we can just keep getting better and better at Python.

In this post, I want to share some of the "assets" that I have collected to this point.

Awesome Python

Blogs

  • Real Python

    The realpython.com tutorial team is known for making the highest-quality Python tutorials available online.

  • Miguel Grinberg (Here you can find the Flask Mega Tutorial. I used it myself as a starting point to build this site.)

    I spent some of my spare time in the last month or so writing a tiny blog engine, and I really like how it came out.

  • simple is better than complex

    Stories about Python, Django and Web Development.

  • Full Stack Python

    Now you want to take your initial Python knowledge and make something real, like a web application to show off to friends or sell as a service to customers. That's where Full Stack Python comes in. You have come to the right place to learn everything you need to create, deploy and operate Python-powered applications.

  • Diajngo Stars

    In a blog we tell how to develop and grow sustainable and scalable Fintech, Taxi&Transportation and Booking products. We also answer customers' most common questions and cover useful topics.

  • The Invent with Python Blog

    Learning to program makes you a smarter and more capable human being. Computers are not only the most common tool we encounter in our day-to-day lives, but also the most powerful. Even if your plans don't include becoming a software engineer writing code for the next Mars mission, you can find value in learning to code.

  • OVERIQ (Here, you can also find coruses on Python, Django, Flask, SQLAlchemy and C)

    I'm a simple coder who have a knack with computer languages. My aim is to educate every one with the best of the language knowledge which is not easily available anywhere else in the Internet world.

  • The Mouse vs the Python

    My name is Mike Driscoll. I am a computer programmer by trade and use Python almost exclusively to make my living.

  • Snarky

    Python core developer. Dev lead for the Python extension for VS Code. Tall, snarky Canadian.

  • Python for the Lab

    Python For The Lab is a collection of resources to help you start using Python for developing solutions in your lab.

  • Armin Ronacher's Thoughts and Writings

    My name is Armin Ronacher and I'm a passionate developer interested in web development, graphics, realtime rendering and tons of other stuff. I am one of the founding members of the Pocoo Team and lead developer on a couple of popular Python projects.

  • The Python Guru

    Become a better python developer

  • Practical Business Python

    Taking care of business, one python script at a time.

  • Cool Python Codes

    Code, The Revolution.

  • All your Base are Belong to Us

    Physics. Data Science. General Geekery.

  • PyDanny

    Hi, I'm Daniel Roy Greenfeld, and welcome to my blog. I write about Python, Django, and much more.

  • Python Tips

    Your daily dose of bite sized python tips

  • PyBites

    A Community that Masters Python through Code Challenges

  • Stack Abuse
  • Martin Thoma
  • Sagar Giri
  • Pran Sukh

Weekly Mailing Lists

  • Python Mailing Lists and Newsgroups

    Here's an overview of the mail and news resources for python.

  • Import Python

    Insightful Articles, Tutorials, Projects, Videos, Tweets delivered in your inbox.

  • PyCoders Weekly

    A free weekly e-mail newsletter, on Fridays, for those interested in python development and various topics around python.

  • Python Weekly

    A free weekly newsletter featuring curated news, articles, new releases, jobs etc related to Python.

  • Django Mailing Lists

    Subscribe to one of our mailing lists to stay up to date with everything in the Django community

Twitter

  • Guido van Rossum

    Python's creator and emeritus BDFL. Working at Dropbox. Computer History Museum Fellow.

  • Kenneth Reitz

    Creator of Requests: HTTP for Humans. I design art — with code, cameras, musical instruments, and the English language.

  • Dan Bader

    Full-stack Pythonista & Python Coach. Write Clean + Pythonic code with my free tutorials: https://dbader.org/get-pythonic 🐍Previously: Lead Dev at Mobify.

  • David Beazley

    Author of the Python Essential Reference and Python Cookbook. I tweet deep thoughts about code, bikes, kids, and stuff.

  • Corey Schafer

    Developer and Designer who enjoys woodworking, kayaking, astronomy, and building stuff.

  • Adrian Holovaty

    Web developer, cocreator of @djangoproject, poster of YouTube guitar videos. Currently building @soundslice.

  • Miguel Grinberg

    I write software. And from time to time, I write or speak about writing software.

  • Harrison Kinsley

    I like to build things. Programming is neat. INTJ https://hkinsley.com , https://pythonprogramming.net , http://sentdex.com.

  • Al Sweigart

    Author of programming books. I use Python 4.2.

  • Michael Kennedy

    A Python and MongoDB enthusiast, and an entrepreneur. Host of @TalkPython and @PythonBytes, founder of Talk Python Training. Python Software Foundation Fellow.

  • Python Software

    The Python Software Foundation. For help with Python code, see comp.lang.python.

  • Python Insider

    The Python core development team.

  • Anaconda

    Anaconda is the world’s most popular and trusted #Python #DataScience platform, with over 6M users. We help people change the world.

  • Project Jupyter

    Multi-language interactive computing environments. The future home of the IPython notebook and related projects (same folks, same code, new name, new repos).

  • IPython Developers

    Interactive Python tools. Please, Internet, it is IPython (or ipython), not iPython. Notebook and other language-agnostic parts are moving to @ProjectJupyter.

  • Django

    A high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. Tweets by Django Software Foundation and @jezdez.

  • Real Python

    Python developer resources: #Python news, tutorials, code examples, snippets, articles, and more!

  • Daily Python Tip

    One #python tip per day. Do you have any? Send it to http://bit.ly/pythontip . Edited by @karlafej, @simecek, @pybites and... you?

  • Pybites

    Python code Challenges, Articles and News.

  • Python Trending

    trending Python repositories on GitHub.

  • Import Python

    Python Newsletter https://clicktracker.in/VkXRR7Po keeps you updated on what's happening in the world of Python.

  • Full Stack Python

    Tweets links to great #Python tutorials. Creating http://fullstackpython.com , http://bit.ly/deploy-python & http://bit.ly/python-entrepreneurs …. Run by @mattmakai 😎

  • Python Hub

    News & links about Python programming.

  • Get Python

    Tweets for Python enthusiasts - by @originalankur.

  • Python Weekly

    Python Weekly is a free weekly newsletter, which features curated news, articles, new releases, tools and libraries, events, jobs etc related to Python.

  • Python StackOverflow

    StackOverflow feed of Python questions matching certain criteria.

  • Scientific Python

    Tweets about SciPy (Scientific Python) and related topics from @JohnDCook.

  • Pycoders Weekly

    Your weekly dose of all things Python! Python tweets by @mgrouchy and @myusuf3.

  • Boostlog - Python

    A blogging platform developers. Here will introduce the Python article posted on #Boostlog.

  • Python Cheatsheet 🤭

    Python cheat sheet and Articles for Beginner and Advanced Developers.

Podcasts

YouTube

This list is going to be short, just my favorites. If you want a realy complete one, check The Ultimate List of Python YouTube Channels from Real Python.

  • Coding Tech

    Coding Tech partners with the tech conferences around the world that provided Coding Tech with their EXPLICIT permissions to republish videos on this channel.

  • Corey Schafer

    This channel is focused on creating tutorials and walkthroughs for software developers, programmers, and engineers.

  • Pretty Printed

    I'm Anthony. I make programming videos.

  • Socratica

    Socratica makes high-quality educational videos on math and science. New videos every week!

  • Sebastiaan Mathôt

    A mix of videos about programming in Python and OpenSesame, and psychology-related topics.

  • sentdex

    Python Programming tutorials, going further than just the basics. Learn about machine learning, finance, data analysis, robotics, web development, game development and more.

Questions

  • Stack Overflow

    Each month, over 50 million developers come to Stack Overflow to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

  • Quora

    A place to share knowledge and better understand the world.

  • Python Community Forums

    If you're looking for a forum in your native language, please check out the local user groups page at the Python Wiki.

  • r/python

    News about the dynamic, interpreted, interactive, object-oriented, extensible programming language Python.

  • r/pythontips

    A place to get a quick fix of python tips and tricks to make you a better Pythonista.

  • r/learnpython

    Subreddit for posting content, questions, and asking for general advice about learning the Python programming language.

  • r/django

    Django subreddit

  • r/djangolearning

    A group dedicated to learning Django, a Python web framework.

  • r/flask

    Flask is a Python micro-framework for web development. Flask is easy to get started and a great way to build web sites and web applications.

Conclusion

Just two things: First, we have no excuse. And second, for all the people who try to put quality content online, for the ones that do it in their spare time and for free: don't be a jerk. Subscribe to their channels, give them thumbs up even before you finish to watch their videos (so you don't forget later). If you read an article you liked, share it and disable your ad-blocker for their site. Support Them.

As always, if you think something is missing, leave a comment and I will update the post later.

Have a nice day, and eat what makes you happy!






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Python Newbies: Who to Follow, What to Read and Where to Ask


As a self-taught Python Developer and a newbie myself, I think that one of the most important things when starting is to surround ourselves with all things Python related. We can read Blogs, follow developers on Twitter and try to contribute to their projects on GitHub. We can also subscribe to the different mailing lists that exist, and of course, to the many YouTube channels that put online and free of charge millions of hours of content so we can just keep getting better and better at Python.

In this post, I want to share some of the "assets" that I have collected to this point.

Awesome Python

Blogs

  • Real Python

    The realpython.com tutorial team is known for making the highest-quality Python tutorials available online.

  • Miguel Grinberg (Here you can find the Flask Mega Tutorial. I used it myself as a starting point to build this site.)

    I spent some of my spare time in the last month or so writing a tiny blog engine, and I really like how it came out.

  • simple is better than complex

    Stories about Python, Django and Web Development.

  • Full Stack Python

    Now you want to take your initial Python knowledge and make something real, like a web application to show off to friends or sell as a service to customers. That's where Full Stack Python comes in. You have come to the right place to learn everything you need to create, deploy and operate Python-powered applications.

  • Diajngo Stars

    In a blog we tell how to develop and grow sustainable and scalable Fintech, Taxi&Transportation and Booking products. We also answer customers' most common questions and cover useful topics.

  • The Invent with Python Blog

    Learning to program makes you a smarter and more capable human being. Computers are not only the most common tool we encounter in our day-to-day lives, but also the most powerful. Even if your plans don't include becoming a software engineer writing code for the next Mars mission, you can find value in learning to code.

  • OVERIQ (Here, you can also find coruses on Python, Django, Flask, SQLAlchemy and C)

    I'm a simple coder who have a knack with computer languages. My aim is to educate every one with the best of the language knowledge which is not easily available anywhere else in the Internet world.

  • The Mouse vs the Python

    My name is Mike Driscoll. I am a computer programmer by trade and use Python almost exclusively to make my living.

  • Snarky

    Python core developer. Dev lead for the Python extension for VS Code. Tall, snarky Canadian.

  • Python for the Lab

    Python For The Lab is a collection of resources to help you start using Python for developing solutions in your lab.

  • Armin Ronacher's Thoughts and Writings

    My name is Armin Ronacher and I'm a passionate developer interested in web development, graphics, realtime rendering and tons of other stuff. I am one of the founding members of the Pocoo Team and lead developer on a couple of popular Python projects.

  • The Python Guru

    Become a better python developer

  • Practical Business Python

    Taking care of business, one python script at a time.

  • Cool Python Codes

    Code, The Revolution.

  • All your Base are Belong to Us

    Physics. Data Science. General Geekery.

  • PyDanny

    Hi, I'm Daniel Roy Greenfeld, and welcome to my blog. I write about Python, Django, and much more.

  • Python Tips

    Your daily dose of bite sized python tips

  • PyBites

    A Community that Masters Python through Code Challenges

  • Stack Abuse
  • Martin Thoma
  • Sagar Giri
  • Pran Sukh

Weekly Mailing Lists

  • Python Mailing Lists and Newsgroups

    Here's an overview of the mail and news resources for python.

  • Import Python

    Insightful Articles, Tutorials, Projects, Videos, Tweets delivered in your inbox.

  • PyCoders Weekly

    A free weekly e-mail newsletter, on Fridays, for those interested in python development and various topics around python.

  • Python Weekly

    A free weekly newsletter featuring curated news, articles, new releases, jobs etc related to Python.

  • Django Mailing Lists

    Subscribe to one of our mailing lists to stay up to date with everything in the Django community

Twitter

  • Guido van Rossum

    Python's creator and emeritus BDFL. Working at Dropbox. Computer History Museum Fellow.

  • Kenneth Reitz

    Creator of Requests: HTTP for Humans. I design art — with code, cameras, musical instruments, and the English language.

  • Dan Bader

    Full-stack Pythonista & Python Coach. Write Clean + Pythonic code with my free tutorials: https://dbader.org/get-pythonic 🐍Previously: Lead Dev at Mobify.

  • David Beazley

    Author of the Python Essential Reference and Python Cookbook. I tweet deep thoughts about code, bikes, kids, and stuff.

  • Corey Schafer

    Developer and Designer who enjoys woodworking, kayaking, astronomy, and building stuff.

  • Adrian Holovaty

    Web developer, cocreator of @djangoproject, poster of YouTube guitar videos. Currently building @soundslice.

  • Miguel Grinberg

    I write software. And from time to time, I write or speak about writing software.

  • Harrison Kinsley

    I like to build things. Programming is neat. INTJ https://hkinsley.com , https://pythonprogramming.net , http://sentdex.com.

  • Al Sweigart

    Author of programming books. I use Python 4.2.

  • Michael Kennedy

    A Python and MongoDB enthusiast, and an entrepreneur. Host of @TalkPython and @PythonBytes, founder of Talk Python Training. Python Software Foundation Fellow.

  • Python Software

    The Python Software Foundation. For help with Python code, see comp.lang.python.

  • Python Insider

    The Python core development team.

  • Anaconda

    Anaconda is the world’s most popular and trusted #Python #DataScience platform, with over 6M users. We help people change the world.

  • Project Jupyter

    Multi-language interactive computing environments. The future home of the IPython notebook and related projects (same folks, same code, new name, new repos).

  • IPython Developers

    Interactive Python tools. Please, Internet, it is IPython (or ipython), not iPython. Notebook and other language-agnostic parts are moving to @ProjectJupyter.

  • Django

    A high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. Tweets by Django Software Foundation and @jezdez.

  • Real Python

    Python developer resources: #Python news, tutorials, code examples, snippets, articles, and more!

  • Daily Python Tip

    One #python tip per day. Do you have any? Send it to http://bit.ly/pythontip . Edited by @karlafej, @simecek, @pybites and... you?

  • Pybites

    Python code Challenges, Articles and News.

  • Python Trending

    trending Python repositories on GitHub.

  • Import Python

    Python Newsletter https://clicktracker.in/VkXRR7Po keeps you updated on what's happening in the world of Python.

  • Full Stack Python

    Tweets links to great #Python tutorials. Creating http://fullstackpython.com , http://bit.ly/deploy-python & http://bit.ly/python-entrepreneurs …. Run by @mattmakai 😎

  • Python Hub

    News & links about Python programming.

  • Get Python

    Tweets for Python enthusiasts - by @originalankur.

  • Python Weekly

    Python Weekly is a free weekly newsletter, which features curated news, articles, new releases, tools and libraries, events, jobs etc related to Python.

  • Python StackOverflow

    StackOverflow feed of Python questions matching certain criteria.

  • Scientific Python

    Tweets about SciPy (Scientific Python) and related topics from @JohnDCook.

  • Pycoders Weekly

    Your weekly dose of all things Python! Python tweets by @mgrouchy and @myusuf3.

  • Boostlog - Python

    A blogging platform developers. Here will introduce the Python article posted on #Boostlog.

  • Python Cheatsheet 🤭

    Python cheat sheet and Articles for Beginner and Advanced Developers.

Podcasts

YouTube

This list is going to be short, just my favorites. If you want a realy complete one, check The Ultimate List of Python YouTube Channels from Real Python.

  • Coding Tech

    Coding Tech partners with the tech conferences around the world that provided Coding Tech with their EXPLICIT permissions to republish videos on this channel.

  • Corey Schafer

    This channel is focused on creating tutorials and walkthroughs for software developers, programmers, and engineers.

  • Pretty Printed

    I'm Anthony. I make programming videos.

  • Socratica

    Socratica makes high-quality educational videos on math and science. New videos every week!

  • Sebastiaan Mathôt

    A mix of videos about programming in Python and OpenSesame, and psychology-related topics.

  • sentdex

    Python Programming tutorials, going further than just the basics. Learn about machine learning, finance, data analysis, robotics, web development, game development and more.

Questions

  • Stack Overflow

    Each month, over 50 million developers come to Stack Overflow to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

  • Quora

    A place to share knowledge and better understand the world.

  • Python Community Forums

    If you're looking for a forum in your native language, please check out the local user groups page at the Python Wiki.

  • r/python

    News about the dynamic, interpreted, interactive, object-oriented, extensible programming language Python.

  • r/pythontips

    A place to get a quick fix of python tips and tricks to make you a better Pythonista.

  • r/learnpython

    Subreddit for posting content, questions, and asking for general advice about learning the Python programming language.

  • r/django

    Django subreddit

  • r/djangolearning

    A group dedicated to learning Django, a Python web framework.

  • r/flask

    Flask is a Python micro-framework for web development. Flask is easy to get started and a great way to build web sites and web applications.

Conclusion

Just two things: First, we have no excuse. And second, for all the people who try to put quality content online, for the ones that do it in their spare time and for free: don't be a jerk. Subscribe to their channels, give them thumbs up even before you finish to watch their videos (so you don't forget later). If you read an article you liked, share it and disable your ad-blocker for their site. Support Them.

As always, if you think something is missing, leave a comment and I will update the post later.

Have a nice day, and eat what makes you happy!