Programming Python [NOOK Book]

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Already the industry standard for Python users, ProgrammingPython fromO'Reilly just got even better. This third edition has been updated toreflect current best practices andthe abundance of changes introduced by the latest version of thelanguage, Python 2.5.

Whether you're a novice or an advancedpractitioner, you'll find thisrefreshed book more than lives up to its reputation. ProgrammingPython, 3rd Edition, teaches you the rightway to code. It explains Python language syntax ...

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Programming Python

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Overview

Already the industry standard for Python users, ProgrammingPython fromO'Reilly just got even better. This third edition has been updated toreflect current best practices andthe abundance of changes introduced by the latest version of thelanguage, Python 2.5.

Whether you're a novice or an advancedpractitioner, you'll find thisrefreshed book more than lives up to its reputation. ProgrammingPython, 3rd Edition, teaches you the rightway to code. It explains Python language syntax and programmingtechniques in a clear and concisemanner, with numerous examples that illustrate both correct usage andcommon idioms. By reading thiscomprehensive guide, you'll learn how to apply Python in real-worldproblem domains such as:

  • GUI programming
  • Internet scripting
  • Parallel processing
  • Database management
  • Networked applications

Programming Python, Third Edition coverseach of thesetarget domainsgradually, beginning with in-depth discussions of core concepts andthen progressing toward completeprograms. Large examples do appear, but only after you've learnedenough to understand their techniques andcode.

Along the way, you'll also learn how to use the Python language inrealistically scaled programs--concepts such as Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) and code reuseare recurring side themes throughout thistext. If you're interested in Python programming, then this O'Reillyclassic needs to be within arm's reach. Thewealth of practical advice, snippets of code, and patterns of programdesign can all be put into use on adaily basis--making your life easier and more productive.

Reviews of the second edition:

"...about as comprehensive as any book can be."
--Dr. Dobb's Journal

"If the language had manuals, they would undoubtedlybe the texts from O'Reilly...'Learning Python' and 'Programming Python'are definitive treatments."
--SD Times

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449302757
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/14/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1632
  • Sales rank: 470,104
  • File size: 19 MB
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Meet the Author

Mark Lutz is the world leader in Python training, the author of Python's earliest and best-selling texts, and a pioneering figure in the Python community since 1992. He has been a software developer for 25 years, and is the author of O'Reilly's Programming Python, 3rd Edition and Python Pocket Reference, 3rd Edition.

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Table of Contents

1 Introducing python 3
2 A sneak preview 24
3 System tools 89
4 File and directory tools 142
5 Parallel system tools 175
6 System examples : utilities 236
7 System examples : directories 294
8 Graphical user interfaces 365
9 A Tkinter tour, part 1 418
10 A Tkinter tour, part 2 499
11 GUI coding techniques 583
12 Complete GUI programs 636
13 Network scripting 709
14 Client-side scripting 766
15 The PyMailGUI client 876
16 Server-side scripting 962
17 The PyMailCGI server 1063
18 Advanced Internet topics 1129
19 Databases and persistence 1197
20 Data structures 1280
21 Text and language 1336
22 Extending Python 1405
23 Embedding Python 1463
24 Conclusion : Python and the development cycle 1507
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2013

    I think the world of this book; Mark Lutz has done a fantastic j

    I think the world of this book; Mark Lutz has done a fantastic job writing a comprehensive guide for many of Python's most useful features. I own the hard copy of the first release of the fourth edition, and it has been a fine resource for me, the last couple of years. It's an enormous book, though, and I wanted a more portable version. I opted for the Nook version rather than the PDF version from O'Reilly, and I believe this was the wrong choice.
    As a Nook product, Programming Python 4/e has a number of very frustrating flaws. First, the text of this ebook is that of the late 2010 release. The print version of the 4th edition has been updated a few times since the 2010 first printing, as indicated on the copyright pages of the respective printings, but the Nook edition I purchased in March 2013 does not include those updates. Caveat emptor.
    A second and far more value-diminishing flaw is that there is no Table of Contents within the text, for navigating straight to the topic you're interested in. This is an unbelievable omission: the book is 1,600 pages in hard copy, and 6,206 pages on my Nook device. That's a lot of ground to navigate without a map!
    (Nook's "Go To" function does work, but it only pulls up links to the six main parts of the book, plus the front matter and index--not the individual chapters, let alone the detailed sub-headings listed in the printed book's wonderfully complete 17-page Table of Contents. True, following the "Go To" link to Part III will pull up a list of the chapters in that part; but again, there is no way to navigate directly to the section you are interested in.)
    The typical chapter is about a hundred printed pages long, which amounts to several hundred pages on the Nook. Inevitably, unless the topic you are looking for happens to be on page one of a chapter, you'll end up spending a great deal of time skimming page after page after page, hoping to find what you are looking for, eventually. This introduces a fantastic waste of time into a busy programmer's workflow, and undermines one of the main reasons for using an ebook rather than a printed book: swiftness and convenience of access.
    Third, and most depressingly, the text formatting on the Nook completely messes up the whitespace in the code samples. If you're a Python programmer, that fact alone is reason enough to pass on this Nook edition.
    I would love to give five stars to Lutz's excellent book. But the parties responsible for converting his fine text have rendered it a virtually unusable, one-star Nook product.

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