I'm currently looking for any information on learning how to code in the programming language of python. I'd say I'm at the intermediate level of understanding how to program in any given language given that I know and understand the syntax for that particular language. The languages I'm currently able to code in (to some extend) are: C++, Java, Html and MATLAB.
Any information on good books to buy or websites to visit or even personal experiences are welcome.
Thank you for your time,
There are many threads and even a poll on this site, of course all opinioned from a personal perspective. Since you have a background in programming and presumably want to explore this venture in conjunction with ArcMap, I would suggest
I am certain you don't need any help on what to help you study python given that you have probably already established and identified you learning style. Assuming that, I won't bore you with a list of links that novices might find helpful.
The best book that I have come across for learning python is by Mark Lutz: Learning Python, 5th Edition - O'Reilly Media
The ESRI blog has a post that may also be useful: Seven easy ways to start learning Python and ArcPy | Support Services Blog
There is a free course starting tomorrow: Coursera - Free Online Courses From Top Universities
Although pretty basic with your experience, you may want to download the course material and run through it at your own speed.
I have posted some python snippets that you may want to look at:Some Python Snippets
For those of you who recommended signing up for the free Coursera python class would you recommend purchasing the "signature track" for the verified certificate? It costs $49. I guess it would probably be worth it if I was able to add it to my resume, but I'm not really sure if something like this would be worth it. I guess I think if I'm able to show my skills of coding in python I wouldn't really need to buy this certificate.
what do you think?
Other links...now that the links are flying fast and furious
ArcPy Café | Get all your ArcGIS Python Recipes here! to provide a direct link