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Programming in Python 3: A Complete Introduction to the Python Language (Developer's Library)

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

“…Fulfills the immediate market need for those developers seeking to learn this latest evolutionary version of the Python lineage in a succinct, well-written package.”

–Mike Riley, Contributing Editor for Dr. Dobb’s

 

“Beyond the introduction to programming in Python 3 in the first chapter, if you progress through the first six chapters in sequence, you’ll be well on your way to taking off with using Python independently.”

–James Pyles, Technical Writer and Author of the blog “A Million Chimpanzees”

 

“…A key recommendation for any serious computer library strong in web programming languages.”

–Jim Cox, Midwest Book Review

 

“Summerfield’s book is an excellent source to start learning Python 3.”

–Anthony J. Duben, Computing Reviews

 

A Fully Revised Edition Featuring New Material on Coroutines, Debugging, Testing, Parsing, String Formatting, and More

 

Python 3 is the best version of the language yet: It is more powerful, convenient, consistent, and expressive than ever before. Now, leading Python programmer Mark Summerfield demonstrates how to write code that takes full advantage of Python 3’s features and idioms. Programming in Python 3, Second Edition, brings together all the knowledge you need to write any program, use any standard or third-party Python 3 library, and create new library modules of your own.

 

Summerfield draws on his many years of Python experience to share deep insights into Python 3 development you won’t find anywhere else. He begins by illuminating Python’s “beautiful heart”: the eight key elements of Python you need to write robust, high-performance programs. Building on these core elements, he introduces new topics designed to strengthen your practical expertise–one concept and hands-on example at a time. Coverage includes

  • Developing in Python using procedural, objectoriented, and functional programming paradigms
  • Creating custom packages and modules
  • Writing and reading binary, text, and XML files, including optional compression, random access, and text and XML parsing
  • Leveraging advanced data types, collections, control structures, and functions
  • Spreading program workloads across multiple processes and threads
  • Programming SQL databases and key—value DBM files
  • Debugging techniques–and using Test Driven Development to avoid bugs in the first place
  • Utilizing Python’s regular expression mini-language and module
  • Parsing techniques, including how to use the third-party PyParsing and PLY modules
  • Building usable, efficient, GUI-based applications
  • Advanced programming techniques, including generators, function and class decorators, context managers, descriptors, abstract base classes, metaclasses, coroutines, and more

 

Programming in Python 3, Second Edition, serves as both tutorial and language reference. It assumes some prior programming experience, and it is accompanied by extensive downloadable example code–all of it tested with Python 3 on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

Book News Annotation:

This tutorial and language reference shows how to develop in the cross-platform language Python, using procedural and object-oriented programming paradigms. The first chapter is designed to allow readers to begin writing small but useful Python programs right away, with coverage of eight key elements of Python. Advanced topics covered include client/server applications and database programming. In addition to computing professionals, the book will interest hobbyist programmers, students, scientists, and engineers. Readers should have some experience programming in any language; some exercises assume a basic knowledge of HTML markup. Downloadable code--compatible with the final version of Python 3 on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X--is available on a companion web site. Summerfield is a trainer and consultant. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Python 3 is the best version of the language yet: It is more powerful, convenient, consistent, and expressive than ever before. Now, leading Python programmer Mark Summerfield demonstrates how to write code that takes full advantage of Python 3’s features and idioms. The first book written from a completely “Python 3” viewpoint, Programming in Python 3 brings together all the knowledge you need to write any program, use any standard or third-party Python 3 library, and create new library modules of your own.

 

Summerfield draws on his many years of Python experience to share deep insights into Python 3 development you won’t find anywhere else. He begins by illuminating Python’s “beautiful heart”: the eight key elements of Python you need to write robust, high-performance programs. Building on these core elements, he introduces new topics designed to strengthen your practical expertise–one concept and hands-on example at a time. This book’s coverage includes

 

  • Developing in Python using procedural, object-oriented, and functional programming paradigms
  • Creating custom packages and modules
  • Writing and reading binary, text, and XML files, including optional compression, random access, and text and XML parsing
  • Leveraging advanced data types, collections, control structures, and functions
  • Spreading program workloads across multiple processes and threads
  • Programming SQL databases and key-value DBM files
  • Utilizing Python’s regular expression mini-language and module
  • Building usable, efficient, GUI-based applications
  • Advanced programming techniques, including generators, function and class decorators, context managers, descriptors, abstract base classes, metaclasses, and more

 

Programming in Python 3serves as both tutorial and language reference, and it is accompanied by extensive downloadable example code–all of it tested with the final version of Python 3 on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

About the Author

Mark Summerfield is a computer science graduate with many years experience working in the software industry, primarily as a programmer. He also spent almost three years as Trolltech’s documentation manager, during which he founded and edited Trolltech’s technical journal, Qt Quarterly. (Trolltech is now Nokia’s Qt Software.) Mark is the co-author of C++ GUI Programming with Qt 4 (Prentice Hall, 2006) and author of Rapid GUI Programming with Python and Qt: The Definitive Guide to PyQt Programming (Prentice Hall, 2008). Mark owns Qtrac Ltd., www.qtrac.eu, where he works as an independent author, editor, trainer, and consultant, specializing in C++, Qt, Python, and PyQt.

Table of Contents

List of Tables

 

Introduction

Chapter 1: Rapid Introduction to Procedural Programming

Chapter 2: Data Types

Chapter 3: Collection Data Types

Chapter 4: Control Structures and Functions

Chapter 5: Modules

Chapter 6: Object-Oriented Programming

Chapter 7: File Handling

Chapter 8: Advanced Programming Techniques

Chapter 9: Debugging, Testing, and Profiling

Chapter 10: Processes and Threading

Chapter 11: Networking

Chapter 12: Database Programming

Chapter 13:. Regular Expressions

Chapter 14: Introduction to Parsing

Chapter 15: Introduction to GUI Programming

 

Epilogue

Selected Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780137129294
Subtitle:
A Complete Introduction to the Python Language
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley Professional
Author:
Summerfield, Mark
Subject:
Internet - World Wide Web
Subject:
Object-oriented programming (computer science
Subject:
Python (Computer program language)
Subject:
Programming - Object Oriented Programming
Subject:
Web - General
Subject:
Object-oriented pro
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Developer's Library
Publication Date:
20081226
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
552
Dimensions:
9 x 7 x 1.322 in 982 gr

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Programming in Python 3: A Complete Introduction to the Python Language (Developer's Library)
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Python 3 is the best version of the language yet: It is more powerful, convenient, consistent, and expressive than ever before. Now, leading Python programmer Mark Summerfield demonstrates how to write code that takes full advantage of Python 3’s features and idioms. The first book written from a completely “Python 3” viewpoint, Programming in Python 3 brings together all the knowledge you need to write any program, use any standard or third-party Python 3 library, and create new library modules of your own.

 

Summerfield draws on his many years of Python experience to share deep insights into Python 3 development you won’t find anywhere else. He begins by illuminating Python’s “beautiful heart”: the eight key elements of Python you need to write robust, high-performance programs. Building on these core elements, he introduces new topics designed to strengthen your practical expertise–one concept and hands-on example at a time. This book’s coverage includes

 

  • Developing in Python using procedural, object-oriented, and functional programming paradigms
  • Creating custom packages and modules
  • Writing and reading binary, text, and XML files, including optional compression, random access, and text and XML parsing
  • Leveraging advanced data types, collections, control structures, and functions
  • Spreading program workloads across multiple processes and threads
  • Programming SQL databases and key-value DBM files
  • Utilizing Python’s regular expression mini-language and module
  • Building usable, efficient, GUI-based applications
  • Advanced programming techniques, including generators, function and class decorators, context managers, descriptors, abstract base classes, metaclasses, and more

 

Programming in Python 3serves as both tutorial and language reference, and it is accompanied by extensive downloadable example code–all of it tested with the final version of Python 3 on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

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