Dive Into Python 3

Dive Into Python 3

by Mark Pilgrim

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Dive Into Python 3 by Mark Pilgrim

Mark Pilgrim's Dive Into Python 3 is a hands-on guide to Python 3 and its differences from Python 2. As in the original book, Dive Into Python, each chapter starts with a real, complete code sample, proceeds to pick it apart and explain the pieces, and then puts it all back together in a summary at the end.

This book includes:

  • Example programs completely rewritten to illustrate powerful new concepts now available in Python 3: sets, iterators, generators, closures, comprehensions, and much more
  • A detailed case study of porting a major library from Python 2 to Python 3
  • A comprehensive appendix of all the syntactic and semantic changes in Python 3

This is the perfect resource for you if you need to port applications to Python 3, or if you like to jump into languages fast and get going right away.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781430224150
Publisher: Apress
Publication date: 11/06/2009
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 412
Sales rank: 747,157
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

By day, Mark Pilgrim is a developer advocate for open source and open standards. By night, he is a husband and father who lives in North Carolina with his wife, his two sons, and his big slobbery dog. He spends his copious free time sunbathing, skydiving, and making up autobiographical information.

Table of Contents

0) Installing Python 1) Your First Python Program 2) Native Python Datatypes 3) Strings 4) Regular Expressions 5) The Power of Introspection 6) Objects and Object-Orientation 7) Unit Testing 8) Test First Programming 9) Refactoring Your Code 10) Files 11) HTML Processing 12) XML Processing 13) HTTP Web Services 14) Dynamic Functions 15) Metaclasses 16) Performance Tuning 17) Packaging Python Libraries 18) Creating Graphics with the Python Imaging Library 19) Where To Go From Here 20) Case Study - Porting to Python 3 Appendix A) - Porting to Python 3

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to put this down and find something else.Format of the NOOK version of this book is horrible. Notably: Proper Python indentations are not carried through because the format converter was not set up correctly. Having not glanced at the tree-book, I think that the text must feature a lot of callouts and thought bubbles. Such garnishes don't work well in the e-book formula. As for the book, itself, I thought that the topics and content were OK (I'm a 10+ yr programmer who likes to see what others are doing). I just couldn't get past the poor e-book presentation to appreciate the author's work.
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