I'm Al Sweigart, author of several free programming books. My latest book is on recursion and recursive algorithms. AMA!

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  • MicroPython

    MicroPython - a lean and efficient Python implementation for microcontrollers and constrained systems

    Embedded programming (though Micropython addresses this)

  • Godot

    Godot Engine – Multi-platform 2D and 3D game engine

    Gaming (though if you're making 2D indie games, Pygame is great. And Godot has GDScript, which is based on Python syntax)

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    Truly a developer’s best friend. Scout APM is great for developers who want to find and fix performance issues in their applications. With Scout, we'll take care of the bugs so you can focus on building great things 🚀.

  • scrollart

    A collection of "scroll art" computer animation programs in several languages, suitable for teaching/learning to code.

    A book that teaches you how to program using ASCII art animations that I call scroll art.

  • NLTK

    NLTK Source

    Check out the NLTK library, if you need some guidance or ideas what you can do with it check out Jurafsky's excellent book which is also free.

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