Beginning Python: From Novice to Professional / Edition 2

Beginning Python: From Novice to Professional / Edition 2

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by Magnus Lie Hetland
     
 

ISBN-10: 1590599829

ISBN-13: 9781590599822

Pub. Date: 09/18/2008

Publisher: Apress

Gain a fundamental understanding of Python’s syntax and features with the second edition of Beginning Python, an up–to–date introduction and practical reference. Covering a wide array of Python–related programming topics, including addressing language internals, database integration, network programming, and web services, you’ll

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Overview

Gain a fundamental understanding of Python’s syntax and features with the second edition of Beginning Python, an up–to–date introduction and practical reference. Covering a wide array of Python–related programming topics, including addressing language internals, database integration, network programming, and web services, you’ll be guided by sound development principles. Ten accompanying projects will ensure you can get your hands dirty in no time.

Updated to reflect the latest in Python programming paradigms and several of the most crucial features found in Python 3.0 (otherwise known as Python 3000), advanced topics, such as extending Python and packaging/distributing Python applications, are also covered.

What you’ll learn

  • Become a proficient Python programmer by following along with a friendly, practical guide to the language’s key features
  • Write code faster by learning how to take advantage of advanced features such as magic methods, exceptions, and abstraction
  • Gain insight into modern Python programming paradigms including testing, documentation, packaging, and distribution
  • Learn by following along with ten interesting projects, including a P2P file–sharing application, chat client, video game, remote text editor, and more
  • Complete, downloadable code is provided for each project!

Who this book is for

Programmers, novice and otherwise, seeking a comprehensive introduction to the Python programming language.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590599822
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
09/18/2008
Edition description:
2nd ed. 2008. Corr. 2nd printing 2009
Pages:
688
Sales rank:
308,641
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Instant hacking : the basics1
Ch. 2Lists and tuples31
Ch. 3Working with strings53
Ch. 4Dictionaries : when indices won't do67
Ch. 5Conditionals, loops, and some other statements81
Ch. 6Abstraction109
Ch. 7More abstraction139
Ch. 8Exceptions159
Ch. 9Magic methods, properties, and iterators173
Ch. 10Batteries included203
Ch. 11Files and stuff255
Ch. 12Graphical user interfaces269
Ch. 13Database support285
Ch. 14Network programming297
Ch. 15Python and the Web313
Ch. 16Testing, 1-2-3341
Ch. 17Extending Python357
Ch. 18Packaging your programs373
Ch. 19Playful programming381
Ch. 20Project 1 : instant markup391
Ch. 21Project 2 : painting a pretty picture411
Ch. 22Project 3 : XML for all occasions421
Ch. 23Project 4 : in the news439
Ch. 24Project 5 : a virtual tea party455
Ch. 25Project 6 : remote editing with CGI473
Ch. 26Project 7 : your own bulletin board483
Ch. 27Project 8 : file sharing with XML-RPC499
Ch. 28Project 9 : file sharing II - now with GUI!517
Ch. 29Project 10 : do-it-yourself arcade game527

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Beginning Python: From Novice to Professional 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book. Not only does it shows you elegantly the features of the language, it also shows you some methodology. You may be interested in how to solve the Queen's problem. The explanations are great and you end up using Python's generators along the way... My preferred choice for new Python programmers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago