How's your Python these days?
Chances are you're wondering why we are asking you about a snake you probably don't own!
Python is one of the world's most popular coding languages and it's the language we use at codetoday to teach children coding. Python is widely recognised as one of the most accessible and easy to read languages. Hence it's a great place to start learning. That doesn't mean it's a dumbed down version of something else more useful. Python is what we describe as a fully featured coding language, and it is used in some of the most cutting edge organisations, such as Google and Instagram.
We will be launching a series of basic interactive Python tutorials in the coming weeks where you'll be able to see first hand how Python works and what you can do with it. Starting at the very beginning, we'll introduce the basic concepts, and through the magic of technology, you'll be able to do some coding yourself.
Below you can see the coding window with code on the left and the output on the right. Just press the play button (the arrow pointing right above the code) and you can see the animation appear.
What's even better is that you can use this tool to write code directly into your browser and instantly see the results.
Now let's make some changes. Notice that lines that start with # are notes for us and the computer ignores these.
See if you can find the section where we are drawing the door of the house. Change the colour from 'orange' to 'pink'? Now try some other colours, such as 'turquoise' or 'purple'
Now see if you can change the colour of the windows.
These are very basic changes to code that's already been written, but they illustrate how simple Python can be. We hope to see you next time for our first tutorial.
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