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The next generation of Python programmers

The next generation of Python programmers

Posted May 1, 2014 13:24 UTC (Thu) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389)
In reply to: The next generation of Python programmers by farnz
Parent article: The next generation of Python programmers

There's also a router and Ethernet cables to get if you're just riding on an ISP-provided modem. Or wireless, but then you lose half your USB ports.


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The next generation of Python programmers

Posted May 1, 2014 21:20 UTC (Thu) by dlang (subscriber, #313) [Link]

why do you have to have Internet access for a programming class?

Yes it's convenient, but that's not the same as mandatory.

The next generation of Python programmers

Posted May 1, 2014 21:27 UTC (Thu) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389) [Link]

The start of half of this was:

> If you need class time, please walk away.

so this wasn't about the class time anymore (I was asserting that class time may be the only time you have access to tools). For a *class*, sure a network isn't necessary, but for self-teaching at home, I'd think it'd be more beneficial than a book these days (hell, there are online books that are better than dead-tree books[1]).

[1]http://learnpythonthehardway.org/

The next generation of Python programmers

Posted May 1, 2014 21:38 UTC (Thu) by dlang (subscriber, #313) [Link]

you should be able to have the electronic copies of the books that they need on the SD card that they boot from.

While I agree that Internet access (and the ability to search for answers) is very handy, I disagree that it's a requirement for someone at home to learn programming.

I know that if it was mandatory, I would never have learned ;-)


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