Learning to Program

Learn to Program Using Python

This free online programming book covers the basic theory of computer programming – what it is, some of its history and the basic techniques needed to solve problems.


Learn to Program is a great introduction to programming for true beginners. Gauld introduces programming through Python, an extremely popular language that’s easy to start with, available on virtually every platform, and is powerful enough to serve your needs for years to come. He starts with the absolute basics: what programming is, and the character and mindset of a successful programmer. Next, he introduces the concepts of data, operations, sequences, and loops; and shows how to interact with users. Gauld then walks through branching, modules, functions, file handling, error handling, and recursion. Once you’ve mastered the basics, he introduces object-oriented programming, and more advanced techniques. The book concludes with two detailed object-oriented case studies. For all beginning programmers, power users, and users of other programming languages who want to learn Python.

Table of Contents

  • Concepts
  • The Basics
  • Advanced Topics
  • Applications

Book Details

Author(s): Alan Gauld
Format(s): HTML
Link: Read online.

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