Get a comprehensive, in-depth introduction to the core Python language with this hands-on book. Based on author Mark Lutzâs popular training course, this updated fifth edition will help you quickly write efficient, high-quality code with Python. Itâs an ideal way to begin, whether youâre new to programming or a professional developer versed in other languages.
Complete with quizzes, exercises, and helpful illustrations, this easy-to-follow, self-paced tutorial gets you started with both Python 2.7 and 3.3â the latest releases in the 3.X and 2.X linesâplus all other releases in common use today. Youâll also learn some advanced language features that recently have become more common in Python code.
Updated for both Python 3.4 and 2.7, this convenient pocket guide is the perfect on-the-job quick reference. Youâll find concise, need-to-know information on Python types and statements, special method names, built-in functions and exceptions, commonly used standard library modules, and other prominent Python tools. The handy index lets you pinpoint exactly what you need.
Written by Mark Lutzâwidely recognized as the worldâs leading Python trainerâPython Pocket Reference is an ideal companion to OâReillyâs classic Python tutorials, Learning Python and Programming Python, also written by Mark.
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Pythonâs simplicity lets you become productive quickly, but this often means you arenât using everything it has to offer. With this hands-on guide, youâll learn how to write effective, idiomatic Python code by leveraging its bestâand possibly most neglectedâfeatures. Author Luciano Ramalho takes you through Pythonâs core language features and libraries, and shows you how to make your code shorter, faster, and more readable at the same time.
Many experienced programmers try to bend Python to fit patterns they learned from other languages, and never discover Python features outside of their experience. With this book, those Python programmers will thoroughly learn how to become proficient in Python 3.
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Easy to understand and fun to read, Introducing Python is ideal for beginning programmers as well as those new to the language. Author Bill Lubanovic takes you from the basics to more involved and varied topics, mixing tutorials with cookbook-style code recipes to explain concepts in Python 3. End-of-chapter exercises help you practice what youâve learned.
Youâll gain a strong foundation in the language, including best practices for testing, debugging, code reuse, and other development tips. This book also shows you how to use Python for applications in business, science, and the arts, using various Python tools and open source packages.
âI donât even feel like Iâve scratched the surface of what I can do with Pythonâ
With Python Tricks: The Book youâll discover Pythonâs best practices and the power of beautiful & Pythonic code with simple examples and a step-by-step narrative.
You'll get one step closer to mastering Python, so you can write beautiful and idiomatic code that comes to you naturally.
Learning the ins and outs of Python is difficultâand with this book you'll be able to focus on the practical skills that really matter. DiscoverÂ the âhidden goldâ in Pythonâs standard library and start writingÂ clean and PythonicÂ code today.
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What Python Developers Say About The Book:
"I kept thinking that I wished I had access to a book like this when I started learning Python many years ago." â Mariatta Wijaya, Python Core Developer
"This book makes you write better Python code!" â Bob Belderbos, Software Developer at Oracle
"Far from being just a shallow collection of snippets, this book will leave the attentive reader with a deeper understanding of the inner workings of Python as well as an appreciation for its beauty." â Ben Felder, Pythonista
"It's like having a seasoned tutor explaining, well, tricks!" â Daniel Meyer, Sr. Desktop Administrator at Tesla Inc.
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