Essential Code and Commands
Python Phrasebook gives you the code phrases you need to quickly and effectively complete your programming projects in Python.
Concise and Accessible
Easy to carry and easy to use–lets you ditch all those bulky books for one portable guide
Flexible and Functional
Packed with more than 100 customizable code snippets–so you can readily code functional Python in just about any situation
Brad Dayley is a software engineer at Novell, Inc. He has been a system administrator and software developer on the Unix, Windows, Linux, and NetWare platforms for the past 14 years. Brad co-developed an advanced debugging course used to train engineers and customers and is the co-author of several Novell Press books.
Programming / Python
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About the Author
Brad Dayley is a senior software engineer in Novell’s Nterprise Development Group. He has 14 years of experience installing, troubleshooting, and developing Novell’s products for NetWare and Linux. He is the co-author of Novell’s Guide to Resolving Critical Server Issues, as well as seven other Novell Press titles on the ZENworks suite.
When he is not writing books or software, he can be found biking, hiking, and/or Jeeping somewhere in the remote regions of the Pacific Northwest with his wife, DaNae, and four sons.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Having experience in a few other languages, I decided to buy this book to supplement the documentation on Python.org. It is filled with examples and explanations. I was surprised at how concise the book is. It's nice to pick up a book that assumes you have a general understanding of the language and gets right down to the material. This is an excellent book if you want to have a handy reference.
Dayley offers you a useful Python aid. Deliberately written to be concise, and assuming that the reader already knows some Python. You cannot or should not use this book to learn the language. But once having some acquaintance with Python, the book can help. It's not a dictionary of Python commands. Rather, Dayley thought of likely tasks you'll often need to do. He then supplies explanations and code snippets. The tasks include getting a given file from a tar file, or making a dictionary (hash table), or making a MySQL database. The snippets are typically less than 100 lines, and get the job done.