Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Invent with python - a new pygame/python book.

Invent with python 'Teach yourself how to program by making computer games!' is a free book now in its second edition. It is released under the creative commons licence Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States - and the author just asks for a donation if you liked reading it.

The book takes the fun approach of teaching programming through making games... the way many of us learnt(and are still learning) to program.

As a bonus it uses python 3 - which pygame has supported for a while.

Congratulations to Albert Sweigart for finishing his second edition of the book.

2 comments:

Nick said...

This looks interesting - but sadly the Pygame chapters look like they switch back to using Python 2.6.

AlSweigart said...

Hi. I'm the author of Invent With Python. Thanks for the mention!

In response to Nick, the book was being written when Pygame didn't support Python 3. However, this will just require a small text change in the book. All the Pygame programs will run in Python 2 or Python 3 just as they are already.

Thanks again!