Experts in their field read more books!
The rise of “Fake News” shows that the quality of information is a valuable asset of the information society. With poor quality of information comes poor knowledge and expertise.
Let’s order the content types based on the quality of information they tend to generate (from low quality to high quality):
Social Media >>> Forums >>> Blog Articles >>> … >>> Books >>> Research Papers
(Interestingly, people spend hours every day on social media.)
If you want to study Python, the best thing would be to read research papers. Unfortunately, there aren’t a lot of papers teaching basic Python concepts. Instead, computer science papers assume a profound understanding of the programming basics.
So the second-best thing is to read Python books. Every day.
It’s really that easy to gain an unfair advantage in today’s marketplace: the average coder reads less than a book a year!
To help you grow your Python skills in an easy, measurable, and fun way is why I am pushing forward Finxter’s Coffee Break Python book series.
After creating valuable emails for you as a part of the Finxter community, my main priority is to write quality books. Finxter has already published four best-selling Coffee Break Python books. And we are working diligently on two new books about computer science, Python, and computational thinking.
Today, I’m excited to announce the new home of the “Coffee Break Python” publishing brand:
Visit our brand-new book website and learn about our four best-selling Python books!
While working as a researcher in distributed systems, Dr. Christian Mayer found his love for teaching computer science students.
To help students reach higher levels of Python success, he founded the programming education website Finxter.com that has taught exponential skills to millions of coders worldwide. He’s the author of the best-selling programming books Python One-Liners (NoStarch 2020), The Art of Clean Code (NoStarch 2022), and The Book of Dash (NoStarch 2022). Chris also coauthored the Coffee Break Python series of self-published books. He’s a computer science enthusiast, freelancer, and owner of one of the top 10 largest Python blogs worldwide.
His passions are writing, reading, and coding. But his greatest passion is to serve aspiring coders through Finxter and help them to boost their skills. You can join his free email academy here.