Following the purchase of a new Mac Book Pro with 4 x Thunderbolt 3 ports, I needed a way to quickly and neatly connect my AC power, Ethernet, 2 x monitors, USB headset and backup drive.
Enter the Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Dock. It was an expensive device at C$460 but seemed to address all my requirements. It came with 2 x Thunderbolt 3 ports, one DisplayPort, 3 x USB-A, 3.5mm Mic in and audio out, RJ45 Gig Ethernet and AC power.
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MacBook Pro 13″ Review 2017
Late last year I had to replace my old Dell laptop with a new device. This happened to coincide with a move towards doing a lot more work with network virtualization technologies and software development.
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As with learning anything, practice is the key and with Python that means typing code into the CLI – you will not make much progress just reading blogs or watching tutorials. In an effort to learn quickly it can sometimes be tempting to think, “I will watch the next video, then I will try a practical exercise”. It’s not until you try and code something that you realize you have not taken it in as well as you thought.
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Last but by no means least – books. Of course, there are a lot of really great books out there to buy or borrow. Due mainly to convenience and cost, I have concentrated my learning online but I have also used several very useful books.
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There are so many Python tutorials available online that sometimes it is difficult to know which one to use. The quality can vary significantly and sometimes the author may be too fast or too slow or just have a style that does not work for you. The following authors are my favorites based on their speed of delivery, style of delivery, use of examples, and overall consistent quality.
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