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Last Updated: Thursday 30th December 2021

Learning Python as a beginner can be a little overwhelming. Where do you start? How do you know you're getting the best possible information? What do you do once you've gotten down the basics? If you've recently found yourself asking any of these questions, you've come to the right place. In this post, we've compiled a list of some of the best free Python learning resources for people just starting out with Python (not all of these resources are appropriate for absolute coding beginners, but some are, so if that's you, keep reading!).

1. Codecademy


Codecademy is perfect for absolute beginners. Their free code tutorials are very popular, and for good reason. In this tutorial, you'll get a good idea of what it's like to code Python by having some free, hands-on lessons where you actually get to write some code.

2. Learn Python the Hard Way

Learn Python the Hard Way

Learn Python the Hard Way is a free ebook available online that gives you a great foundational knowledge of Python code. The book covers everything from the most basic (how to get set up when you first begin) to super complex (how to build a game).

3. Google's Python Class

Google Python Class

Google's Python class is a great resource for someone looking to get a professional take on the learning the language. The class isn't for complete coding beginners, but those with a little coding knowledge will be able to learn Python using the videos, lectures, written materials, and code exercises that Google provides in this course.

4. A Byte of Python

A Byte of Python

A Byte of Python is a free ebook that's suitable for complete beginners. The book will give you a comprehensive lesson on everything  you need to know about Python to have a solid foundation to take your newly-acquired skills to the next level.

5. TutsPlus


This TutsPlus tutorial provides you with dozens of different resources that can be used to learn Python, and it even gives you a syllabus so you can be sure to know what resource to use, and at which point in your coding journey you should use it. Perfect for both coding newbies and code veterans.