Back in 2006 I asked which language I should learn next: Ruby or Python. Well, I finally got around to feeding my brain a bit. I recently discovered Google’s Python Class and have watched the first few videos. So far it’s all very basic, but learning the fundamentals of Python has proven to be very useful. I already have a good sense of some of the language idioms and am really enjoying learning a new language.
Virtually all my work has been in Perl for the last 10 years or so and I’ve always run across libraries or frameworks that I’d like to play with but didn’t have the right language in my background. Often times that language has been Python.
Thanks to Google for making their internal training materials available to all.