Programming Python

Programming Python

by Mark Lutz

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If you've mastered Python's fundamentals, you're ready to start using it to get real work done. Programming Python will show you how, with in-depth tutorials on the language's primary application domains: system administration, GUIs, and the Web. You'll also explore how Python is used in databases, networking, front-end scripting layers, text processing, and more. This book focuses on commonly used tools and libraries to give you a comprehensive understanding of Python’s many roles in practical, real-world programming.

You'll learn language syntax and programming techniques in a clear and concise manner, with lots of examples that illustrate both correct usage and common idioms. Completely updated for version 3.x, Programming Python also delves into the language as a software development tool, with many code examples scaled specifically for that purpose.

Topics include:

  • Quick Python tour: Build a simple demo that includes data representation, object-oriented programming, object persistence, GUIs, and website basics
  • System programming: Explore system interface tools and techniques for command-line scripting, processing files and folders, running programs in parallel, and more
  • GUI programming: Learn to use Python’s tkinter widget library
  • Internet programming: Access client-side network protocols and email tools, use CGI scripts, and learn website implementation techniques
  • More ways to apply Python: Implement data structures, parse text-based information, interface with databases, and extend and embed Python

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780596158101
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/05/2011
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 1584
Sales rank: 442,233
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 2.40(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • The Beginning
    • Chapter 1: A Sneak Preview

  • System Programming
    • Chapter 2: System Tools
    • Chapter 3: Script Execution Context
    • Chapter 4: File and Directory Tools
    • Chapter 5: Parallel System Tools
    • Chapter 6: Complete System Programs

  • GUI Programming
    • Chapter 7: Graphical User Interfaces
    • Chapter 8: A tkinter Tour, Part 1
    • Chapter 9: A tkinter Tour, Part 2
    • Chapter 10: GUI Coding Techniques
    • Chapter 11: Complete GUI Programs

  • Internet Programming
    • Chapter 12: Network Scripting
    • Chapter 13: Client-Side Scripting
    • Chapter 14: The PyMailGUI Client
    • Chapter 15: Server-Side Scripting
    • Chapter 16: The PyMailCGI Server

  • Tools and Techniques
    • Chapter 17: Databases and Persistence
    • Chapter 18: Data Structures
    • Chapter 19: Text and Language
    • Chapter 20: Python/C Integration

  • The End
    • Chapter 21: Conclusion: Python and the Development Cycle

  • Colophon

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