This week at Codecademy we started Python.
First off, where is the crazy making syntax! Oh, those first weeks of JS, where every rule was such an affront to my sensibilities as a writer. Semi-colon over use. Periods in the middle words. Capitalization of second words. In the early days, my brain rejected JS like it was a kidney of the wrong blood type.
Python is made for writers and I’m guessing much better made for families. It’s also made for people with a sense of humour. The name of the language comes from Monty Python, which makes it particularly appropriate for my family. My mother went to Oxford, and was once in a skit with Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. Bragging over. She played the American girl with a nice rack. Still, British comedy was pretty much a side dish at dinner where I grew up.
Python tutorials are known for their cultish flourishes, and use “spam” and ” eggs” as introductory variables. Over at Skillcrush, (an exceptional ed tech startup directed particularly at women), I recently learned that Python is used for sites like Youtube, reddit, and Yelp.
I can’t tell you much more about the language, since I only started learning it yesterday. But in keeping with our theme of comic relief, here’s the funniest thing I’ve seen this week. Yelp reviews read by actors. Just an example of the joy that Python is bringing to the world: