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This book is a treasure trove of useful code for all Python programmers, from novices to advanced practitioners, with contributions from such Python luminaries as Guido van Rossum, David Ascher, Tim Peters, Paul Prescod, Mark Hammond, and Alex Martelli, as well as over 100 other Python programmers. The recipes highlight Python best practices and can be used directly in day-to-day programming tasks, as a source of ideas, or as a way to learn more about Python. The recipes in the Python Cookbook were edited by David Ascher, who is on the board of the Python Software Foundation and is the co-author of Learning Python, and Alex Martelli, who is known for his numerous and exhaustive postings on the Python mailing list. The book contains a foreword by Guido van Rossum, the creator of Python.
|3||Time and money||110|
|5||Searching and sorting||190|
|7||Persistence and databases||288|
|8||Debugging and testing||332|
|9||Processes, threads, and synchronization||355|
|16||Programs about programs||584|
|17||Extending and embedding||616|
|19||Iterators and generators||689|
|20||Descriptors, decorators, and metaclasses||740|
Posted August 2, 2011
Posted February 5, 2009
I started reading through the Python Cookbook as a beginner with very little experience in Python but fluent in several other languages ranging from Object Oriented to Functional languages. I found the book was very good to learn from by example. I would recommend it to anyone who has had programming experience before and is just starting out on Python to quickly grasp new areas of the language. I would also recommend this to intermediate Python programmers as a resource for being able to quickly identify common problems and elegant solutions to them. I found the book very easy to understand, despite my lack of prior exposure to the language and I felt like it was a very good learning experience. I'm looking forward to using Python more for my day to day tasks now that I have been introduced to many examples of how powerful a language it can really be.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 21, 2002
This book is more like _Effective_C++_ than a cookbook. Each item is more than a code snippet to solve a specific problem, though said snippets abound. The author of each short bit goes into illuminating depth about their chosen topic. I've been programming in Python since 1.3 and I learned several new things in the first several pages! I've not yet finished it, but I did go ahead and read a few "recipies" from each chapter before posting this review. As an added bonus, each chapter is introduced by a Python luminary. Bottom line: This book will sit on my desk, not on my shelf.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 17, 2010
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