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Practical Python / Edition 1
     

Practical Python / Edition 1

by Magnus Lie Hetland
 

ISBN-10: 1590590066

ISBN-13: 9781590590065

Pub. Date: 08/07/2002

Publisher: Apress

Practical Python offers a highly useful guide to the Python programming language. In disarmingly readable prose, author Magnus Lie Hetland guides you through those concepts of most importance to the budding Python developer.

Following a succinct overview of the installation process, Hetland brings you up to speed regarding the general

Overview

Practical Python offers a highly useful guide to the Python programming language. In disarmingly readable prose, author Magnus Lie Hetland guides you through those concepts of most importance to the budding Python developer.

Following a succinct overview of the installation process, Hetland brings you up to speed regarding the general programming precepts common to every high-level language, including datatypes, conditionals and looping, abstractions, and modularity. Notably, Hetland takes great care to provide a thorough introduction to Python's potentially confusing datatype offering, including lists, tuples, and dictionaries, providing numerous examples aimed toward familiarizing you with their subtle, yet important differences.

Primed with the language's foundational knowledge, youll then be introduced to Pythons file-handling, database, graphical user interface, and string-handling capabilities. Additionally, Hetland offers an excellent review of Pythons object-oriented, functional, and exception-handling capabilities. All chapters are peppered with references to Python's useful built-in functions, which is done with the intention of demonstrating the considerable features offered by the default Python distribution.

Hetland devotes the second half of the book to project development, taking great care to choose a series of ten increasingly complex applications that are of timely and wide-ranging interest to burgeoning and expert developers alike. Project focus includes automated document conversion, newsgroup administration, graphical PDF document generation, remote document maintenance, the creation of a peer-to-peer system with XML-RPC, database integration, and GUI and game development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590590065
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
08/07/2002
Edition description:
2002
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.57(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Instant Hacking: Where Do I Start?
Chapter 2: Sequences: Lists, Tuples, and Arrays
Chapter 3: Working With Strings
Chapter 4: Dictionaries: When Indices Won't Do
Chapter 5: More Statements, Conditionals, and Loops
Chapter 6: Abstraction and Exceptions
Chapter 7: More Abstraction
Chapter 8: Magic Methods and Iterators
Chapter 9: Batteries Included
Chapter 10: File I/O
Chapter 11: Instant Markup
Chapter 12: In the News
Chapter 13: Graphic Generation
Chapter 14: Remote Editing With CGI
Chapter 15: XML RPC
Chapter 16: Databasing
Chapter 17: XML
Chapter 18: Gaming

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