I discovered (i think through a code4libber) the other day a great
series of videos on learning python. It was put out by Google as part
of a series they do for their employees.
I myself don't know Python (i wish i did), but that section of the
page seems the most robust. That in conjunction with a book might be
useful. And if your partner knows it, all the better.
Also we've had this debate in the past. Maybe taking a look in the
code4lib archives might also be useful.
On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 3:24 PM, jenny <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> A newly-minted library school grad who has up to this point focused my
> studies on Rare Books and Book Arts, I've been interested in getting
> back into some programming--I took two classes in college
> (VisualBASIC), have a smattering of web design and php, MySQL,
> exposure, but I'd like to try my hand at teaching myself a language in
> my free time. My partner is a former dotcom programmer (now studying
> neuroscience) and has offered to assist when needed, so I'm not
> completely on my own (thank goodness).
> My question is, where would you recommend I would begin? What's hot
> right now in the library world? Python, PERL, Ruby? Any advice you'd
> have for a beginner like me or even recommendations for online courses
> would be extremely appreciated