Want to learn the Python language without slogging your way through how-to manuals? With Head First Python , you’ll quickly grasp Python’s fundamentals, working with the built-in data structures and functions. Then you’ll move on to building your very own webapp, exploring database management, exception handling, and data wrangling. If you’re intrigued by what you can do with context managers, decorators, comprehensions, and generators, it’s all here. This second edition is a complete learning experience that will help you become a bonafide Python programmer in no time.
Why does this book look so different? Based on the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory, Head First Python uses a visually rich format to engage your mind, rather than a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep. Why waste your time struggling with new concepts? This multi-sensory learning experience is designed for the way your brain really works.
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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
Advance Praise for Head First Python
Praise for other Head First books
Author of Head First Python
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)