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Gain a fundamental understanding of Python’s syntax and features with the second edition of Beginning Python, an uptodate introduction and practical reference. Covering a wide array of Pythonrelated 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.
Programmers, novice and otherwise, seeking a comprehensive introduction to the Python programming language.
|Ch. 1||Instant hacking : the basics||1|
|Ch. 2||Lists and tuples||31|
|Ch. 3||Working with strings||53|
|Ch. 4||Dictionaries : when indices won't do||67|
|Ch. 5||Conditionals, loops, and some other statements||81|
|Ch. 7||More abstraction||139|
|Ch. 9||Magic methods, properties, and iterators||173|
|Ch. 10||Batteries included||203|
|Ch. 11||Files and stuff||255|
|Ch. 12||Graphical user interfaces||269|
|Ch. 13||Database support||285|
|Ch. 14||Network programming||297|
|Ch. 15||Python and the Web||313|
|Ch. 16||Testing, 1-2-3||341|
|Ch. 17||Extending Python||357|
|Ch. 18||Packaging your programs||373|
|Ch. 19||Playful programming||381|
|Ch. 20||Project 1 : instant markup||391|
|Ch. 21||Project 2 : painting a pretty picture||411|
|Ch. 22||Project 3 : XML for all occasions||421|
|Ch. 23||Project 4 : in the news||439|
|Ch. 24||Project 5 : a virtual tea party||455|
|Ch. 25||Project 6 : remote editing with CGI||473|
|Ch. 26||Project 7 : your own bulletin board||483|
|Ch. 27||Project 8 : file sharing with XML-RPC||499|
|Ch. 28||Project 9 : file sharing II - now with GUI!||517|
|Ch. 29||Project 10 : do-it-yourself arcade game||527|
Posted August 20, 2013
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.
Posted February 20, 2012
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