Head First Python: A Brain-Friendly Guide

Head First Python: A Brain-Friendly Guide

by Paul Barry

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ISBN-13: 9781491919538
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/28/2016
Pages: 624
Sales rank: 142,934
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Paul Barry is formally educated and trained in Computer Science and holds a Masters Degree in Computing Science. He has been programming professionally, on and off, for close to 25 years. Paul already has two textbooks to his name, and is also a Contributing Editor to Linux Journal magazine. His day job is with the Institute of Technology, Carlow in Ireland where he has spent over a decade preparing Ireland's next generation of computing folk to be productive in the workforce. His role as a third level educator affords him the opportunity to explore, learn and teach the very latest programming technologies and practices, which is something that he enjoys even though he knows this makes him a bonafide "geek". Paul lives just outside the town of Carlow in Ireland with his wife, two sons, daughter, dog and cat. There's a bunch of computers and a growing collection of music instruments in the house, too (and like a lot of the Head First family, Paul is a struggling guitarist trapped inside a geek's body). He has so far resisted any suggestion that the family acquire a hamster ... or a set of drums.

Table of Contents

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How to use This Book: Intro

Chapter 1: Meet Python: Everyone loves lists

Chapter 2: Sharing your Code: Modules of functions

Chapter 3: Files and Exceptions: Dealing with errors

Chapter 4: Persistence: Saving data to files

Chapter 5: Comprehending data: Work that data!

Chapter 6: Custom data Objects: Bundling code with data

Chapter 7: Web Development: Putting it all together

Chapter 8: Mobile app Development: Small devices

Chapter 9: Manage Your data: Handling input

Chapter 10: Scaling your Webapp: Getting real

Chapter 11: Dealing with Complexity: Data wrangling

Leftovers: The Top Ten Things (we didn’t cover)

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