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Overview

You’ve learned the basics of Python, but how do you take your skills to the next stage? Even if you know enough to be productive, there are a number of features that can take you to the next level in Python. Pro Python, Second Edition explores concepts and features normally left to experimentation, allowing you to be even more productive and creative.

In addition to pure code concerns, Pro Python develops your programming techniques and approaches, which will help make you a better Python programmer. This book will improve not only your code but also your understanding and interaction with the many established Python communities.

This book takes your Python knowledge and coding skills to the next level. It shows you how to write clean, innovative code that will be respected by your peers. With this book, make your code do more with introspection and meta-programming. And learn and later use the nuts and bolts of an application, tier-by-tier as a complex case study along the way.

For more information, including a link to the source code referenced in the book, please visit http://propython.com/.

What you’ll learn

  • Write strong Python code that will be respected in the Python community
  • Understand the reasons behind big design decisions in Python
  • Write programs that can reconfigure themselves in Python
  • Disguise your code as different types of objects in Python
  • Inspect just about any object in Python
  • Prepare your code for international audiences
  • Ensure code quality with rigorous testing

Who this book is for

This book is for intermediate to advanced Python programmers who are looking to understand how and why Python works the way it does and how they can take their code to the next level.

Table of Contents

1. Principles and Philosophy

2. Advanced Basics

3. Functions

4. Classes

5. Common Protocols

6. Object Management

7. Strings

8. Documentation

9. Testing

10. Distribution

11. Sheets: A CSV Framework

12. Style Guide for Python

13. Voting Guidelines

14. The Zen of Python

15. Docstring Conventions

16. Backward Compatibility Policy

17. Python 3000

18. Python Language Moratorium

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430227571
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 6/15/2010
  • Edition description: 2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 1,484,166
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

By day, Marty Alchin works as a senior software engineer at Heroku, and after that, he writes and codes for fun and community. His blog can be found at http://martyalchin.com/ and he has profiles on many other services under the name Gulopine. In particular, his code can be found on GitHub and his random thoughts are on Twitter. He also accepts tips for his open source work at https://gittip.com/gulopine.

Dr. J. Burton Browning earned his doctorate from North Carolina State University. He has conducted research in areas including: distance learning, programming, and instructional technology. As a life-long learner and someone who has interests in topics such as: programming, photography, robotics, car restoration, wood working, hunting, reading, fishing, and archery, he is never at a loss for something to do. The art and joy of serving as a professor suits his inquisitive nature and in-fact this book was written to help learners catch the excitement of programming.

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Table of Contents

• Principles and Philosophy
• Advanced Basics
• Functions
• Classes
• Common Prools
• Object Management
• Strings
• Documentation
• Testing
• Distribution
• Sheets: A CSV Framework

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