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Beginning Python: From Novice to Professional / Edition 1
     

Beginning Python: From Novice to Professional / Edition 1

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by Magnus Lie Hetland, Jason Gilmore
 

ISBN-10: 159059519X

ISBN-13: 9781590595190

Pub. Date: 10/03/2005

Publisher: Apress

* Totaling 900 pages and covering all of the topics important to new and intermediate users, Beginning Python is intended to be the most comprehensive book on the Python ever written.

* The 15 sample projects in Beginning Python are attractive to novice programmers interested in learning by creating applications of timely interest, such as a P2P file-sharing

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* Totaling 900 pages and covering all of the topics important to new and intermediate users, Beginning Python is intended to be the most comprehensive book on the Python ever written.

* The 15 sample projects in Beginning Python are attractive to novice programmers interested in learning by creating applications of timely interest, such as a P2P file-sharing application, Web-based bulletin-board, and an arcade game similar to the classic Space Invaders.

* The author Magnus Lie Hetland, PhD, is author of Apress’ well-received 2002 title, Practical Python, ISBN: 1-59059-006-6. He’s also author of the popular online guide, Instant Python Hacking (http://www.hetland.org), from which both Practical Python and Beginning Python are based.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590595190
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
10/03/2005
Series:
Beginning: from Novice to Professional Series
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 9.25(d)

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Beginning Python: From Novice to Professional 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Computer_Science_House More than 1 year ago
This book is very useful for novices and intermediate programmers, with limited utility for experts. I started out as a relative novice, and found it to be very useful. At the end of each chapter it reviews the functions introduced in the chapter and makes a quick summary of what was covered in the chapter, making it easier for someone with some previous programming experience and who has a vague idea of python syntax to just skim off what they need for the first few chapters, and makes a nice review for someone who was learning the content of the chapter for the first time.

The book progresses in a logical manner ¿ starting out with basic stuff like variables of various kinds input and output, before going to more complex stuff. More or less, it covers all the OO, networking and GUI stuff, and then a bit more, going over things like making extensions to Python and web development. It contains a good amount of example code, and various projects. After reading it, I feel more comfortable with the language.

I would recommend this book to any novice or intermediate programmer, and if you can get your hands on a copy for cheap, it would also help a competent programmer in other languages pick up python quickly. All in all, a good book to have around.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very useful for novices and intermediate programmers, with limited utility for experts. I started out as a relative novice, and found it to be very useful. At the end of each chapter it reviews the functions introduced in the chapter and makes a quick summary of what was covered in the chapter, making it easier for someone with some previous programming experience and who has a vague idea of python syntax to just skim off what they need for the first few chapters, and makes a nice review for someone who was learning the content of the chapter for the first time. The book progresses in a logical manner - starting out with basic stuff like variables of various kinds input and output, before going to more complex stuff. More or less, it covers all the OO, networking and GUI stuff, and then a bit more, going over things like making extensions to Python and web development. It contains a good amount of example code, and various projects. After reading it, I feel more comfortable with the language. I would recommend this book to any novice or intermediate programmer, and if you can get your hands on a copy for cheap, it would also help a competent programmer in other languages pick up python quickly. All in all, a good book to have around.