Thursday, January 26, 2006

Teaching a Friend: Can Twisted be a good First Impression?

A friend of mine has expressed an interest in learning to program, to dive into the dream of creating the next great video game. I've decided to tutor him, and teach him some things, as we make a small game for his first jump into code. I've made a decision to go about this differently than most.

I'm teaching him using Twisted.

Twisted is an asycronous programming framework, and while it works great for games, some would question my use of it on a newbie. I actually think that the fresh mind might absorb the concepts easier than an otherwise tainted programmer's mind. We'll see, I suppose.

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