Praise for
Instant Python and
Instant Hacking

Note: This page is outdated. The current version can be found at at

The article "Instant Python" can be found here, while "Instant Hacking" is here.

Mark Gordon writes:

Thank-you for the Instant Python article. I plan to use it to support Python within my organization.

Jeff Rush writes:

I just browsed both of your Instant XXX articles. Nice. I'll remember them and point other people to them when I need to introduce them to Python.

Bryan Hann writes:

I like it a lot! I would be interested in exploring how the examples you give might be extended so as to get novices into thinking about objects with persistant state as soon as possible.

Nicholas Piper writes:


I read your crash-course today. Thank you for writing it. [...] it was a useful introduction to Python for me.

Ray St. Marie writes:

I haven't programmed since the late 70's and I look to your site as a great refresher. Really, I need to learn everything over again and look forward to your site updates. Keep up the good work!

Your willing student

Ray St. Marie

M Liss writes:

You've created a very nice tutorial page

Joel Rosdahl writes:

I just browsed through your nice document "Instant Python" [...]

Stefan Harms writes:

Thank you for the Python programming introduction. For the first time I understand some things, the way you explain them.

Please continue with the project, I want to know how to write functions, and understand the Object-Oriented stuff.

[...] I have three books on Python, and none of them for the absolute beginner, so I am very grateful for your explanations, that have a certain light-footedness to them.

Jørgen Gårdsted Jørgensen writes:

Very good indeed, in fact all You need...

Thilo Ernst writes:

In the course of gathering material suitable to lurk people into Python, I had a look into your "Instant Python" page, and I like it much.

Ryan Petzar writes:

wow! i love your Instant Hacking page about Python

Robert Ohnemus writes:

Thanks for these articles ... I've just started with Python after being an amateur programmer for 20 years and your articles are just what I need to understand the new concepts . I'm especially in need of Oop instruction so please keep up the excellent work. I bought a book on Python but your articles are much easier to understand. Thanks again
Bob Ohnemus

Chris Sagedy writes:

Thank you for the wonderful tutorial you have written. I have wanted to program for a long time, but I didn't understand all the gibberish. Now that I have read you work, I am finally understanding this stuff. Keep up the good work!
Chris Sagedy

Ultra75924(at) writes:

your site helped alot!!!
thanx for the great info...WOW! no other site helped me like that. all the other sites that i was at didnt make much sense...thanx

Meredith <SIDD88(at)> writes:

[...] I just wanted to tell you, I think your tutorial is really good. It's very understandable to a complete novice, like me.

Paul R. Bennett writes:

Thanks for your very useful crash course. I had to make a small modification to a Python program without having any experience with the language. After struggling to find just the pieces I needed in a book and on the python web site, your crash course was just the thing!

Paul Bennett

Merit Smith writes:

Really great work. Thanks for the wonderful effort and common sense appraoch to a complicated topic. Merit Smith

Kevin Liang writes:


I'm findind your python tutorial very made a lot more sense than some floating on the net. [...]


Ryan McRae writes:

[...] your article was very informative and well written. I'd like to congratulate you on a job well done.

Ryan McRae

Delton Phillips Jr writes:

This intro has been pretty easy to understand, i'm a programmer from Jamaica and the other stuff i read elsewhere was totally confusing.

Stony Hill, Jamaica.

Frank writes:

Hello, you have a great website. I want to thank you for making Python so clear and easy to learn and understand. [...]

Thank you,

Satan and Co writes:

I just wanted to say thanks for the awesome tutorial of python!

Johnny Rotten writes:

Before i read that i did not know anything about python but afterward i know ALOT more....

Nils Kassube writes:

Guten Abend.

Congratulations for your "Instant Hacking" article. This is exactly what I've been looking for. (For teaching purposes, I know how to program =:->)



Nicholas Carroll writes:

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice simple introduction to Python.


Josh writes:

I read your instant Python and Instant Hacking...
Great Job!!!! the most informative tutorial I have found!!


Dan Stankiewicz writes:

I read you're Python page. You're awesome.

Dan Stankiewicz

Paul Donaldson writes:

As a busness-end project manager, I've been trying to expand me horizons for some time - your Instant Hacking tutorial has given me just the push I need to invade the world of programming - well written well thought-out and managing to maintain a good sense of humour throughout ...

thank you


Neil P. Davis writes:

Your Python summation is brilliant. As a Windows programmer who is embracing Linux programming (for future survival...), I found your article to be the single most useful document on the internet about getting started with Python on Linux. Comparing structures to other languages helped greatly.


By looking at the article I was able to quickly gauge the amount that I need to learn to learn basic Python... needless to say, it will not be a very far stretch. I am sure that I have a lot to learn, but this easily cut weeks of trial and error off of my learning curve. [...]

I can't thank you enough. I am excited.

Neil P Davis

Michael Read writes:

Loved your articles on hacking in Python [...]



Joshua Monacelli writes:

[...] I read your article on python. Which was awesome. [...]
Thank you,

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