100 Days of Code – Update I

Continuing with the 100DaysOfCode challenge I am now up to day 13. So far I have covered fundamental and basic elements of the language ranging from string manipulation to loops.

To give some kind structure to follow I have been working on the challenge from https://www.practicepython.org a site written and maintained by  Michele Pratusevich. The exercises are graded in difficulty by chills ranging from 1 for the easiest to 4 for the most difficult.

 I am currently up to the 7th challenge and have been able to the majority of them with having to check the solution first.  I have struggled with the ‘one-liner’ and Rock-Paper-Scissor exercises mainly due to a lack of knowledge of Python syntax and capabilities of the language.

 While I will be continuing to work through the exercises on the site, I have found that I need to improve my fundamental knowledge of Python and am working my way through the Head First Python (I have used this series previously to study Java and will soon have the new Project Management Professional book when that is published in July). I do like the way the Head First books present the material and get you to work through the examples in different ways – both in the IDE and good old fashioned pen and paper as this approach makes you think differently and reinforces the key points.

 That’s all for now, thanks for stopping by!