"As the list at the top of this blog attests, there is a book
involved that's 112 pages long, but it only functions as an
accompaniment to the DVD, which contains over 7 hours of video
teaching by Chun. Actually, in a truer sense, the DVD should
accompany Chun's book Core Python Programming (2nd Ed), also
published by Prentice Hall. The DVD doesn't contain any new content
but rather, presents the core concepts of the "Core" book in video,
rather than text format. This is a matter of preferred learning
style, not accessing video to access new information. In other
words, if you have Chun's "Core" book (I do), then you have what's
on this video.
"The blurb on the back of the DVD's packaging suggests that this
video will work best with those who already have some Python
experience. For you beginners, it does start with the fundamentals
of Python syntax, standard types, and operations. The accompanying
book is a distillation of the massive "Core" tome, formatted to fit
the lesson plan on the DVD. Again, nothing new is presented. It's
previously published content reworked to fit video. Frankly, after
having gone through some of the lessons, I don't see why a person
with virtually no Python experience wouldn't also be served by this
product. Then again, keep reading to see if this video tutorial
will work for you."
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