Owen, on 05 June 2011 - 11:13 AM, said:
What would you say is your main method of learning new languages? Video tutorials like you mentioned?
Well, it's relatively straightforward if you already have programming experience. Since I already know how to program, how to think logically and arithmetically, it's mainly just learning the syntax of a new language along with learning that languages primitives, which python doesn't have a lot of primitive methods I've learned though. But all in all, I'd say Python is a great language to know and have under your belt.
As for your question about Video tutorials. Whatever has the greatest content and is very direct. I like blog posts if they have everything I need to know, or a video series if it has everything I need to know. Videos however I prefer since I see someone coding and I can hear somebody explain it well. But like I said, the only thing that you really need to learn when starting a new language is syntax and primitives. Which can take a few weeks. Or by real-world experience, I still don't know every PHP primitive because there are just so many.