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In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Python in 24 Hours will help you get started fast, master all the core concepts of programming, and build anything from websites to games. Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll move from the absolute basics through functions, objects, classes, modules, database integration, and more. Every lesson and case study application builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success!

 

Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Python development tasks.

 

Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge.

 

Notes present interesting information related to the discussion.

 

Tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks.

 

Warnings alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them.

 

Learn how to…

  • Install and run the right version of Python for your operating system
  • Store, manipulate, reformat, combine, and organize information
  • Create logic to control how programs run and what they do
  • Interact with users or other programs, wherever they are
  • Save time and improve reliability by creating reusable functions
  • Master Python data types: numbers, text, lists, and dictionaries
  • Write object-oriented programs that work better and are easier to improve
  • Expand Python classes to make them even more powerful
  • Use third-party modules to perform complex tasks without writing new code
  • Split programs to make them more maintainable and reusable
  • Clearly document your code so others can work with it
  • Store data in SQLite databases, write queries, and share data via JSON
  • Simplify Python web development with the Flask framework
  • Quickly program Python games with PyGame
  • Avoid, troubleshoot, and fix problems with your code

 

 

Synopsis:

Python is the perfect “first programming language.” It’s easy for beginners to read and understand, and since it’s so widely used, you can apply what you’ve learned practically anywhere. Now, there’s a simple, up-to-date beginner’s tutorial that will help you master the newest versions of Python: Sams Teach Yourself Python in 24 Hours, 2/e .

 

Completely rewritten by pioneering Python developer and advocate Katie Cunningham, this guide teaches simply and clearly, through 24 concise, hands-on lessons focused on knowledge you can apply immediately. Each lesson builds on what’s come before, showing exactly how to get practical results fast. Cunningham doesn’t stop with syntax: she guides you towards building large real-world projects, including dynamic websites, games, and stand-alone applications. Using a running case study, every chapter makes real world connections between technical skills and their practical applications.

 

Throughout, step-by-step instructions walk you through key tasks... Q and As, Quizzes, and Exercises test your knowledge... “Did You Know?” tips offer insider advice... “Watch Out!” alerts help you avoid problems. By the time you’re finished, you won’t just understand core Python concepts: you’ll be comfortable writing useful Python software.

About the Author

Katie Cunningham is a Python developer at Cox Media Group. She’s a fervent advocate for Python, open source software, and teaching people how to program. She’s a frequent speaker at open source conferences, such as PyCon and DjangoCon, speaking on beginners’ topics such as someone’s first site in the cloud and making a site that is accessible to everyone.

 

She also helps organize PyLadies in the DC area, a program designed to increase diversity in the Python community. She has taught classes for the organization, bringing novices from installation to writing their first app in 48 hours.

 

Katie is an active blogger at her website (http://therealkatie.net ), covering issues such as Python, accessibility, and the trials and tribulations of working from home.

 

Katie lives in the DC area with her husband and two children.

 

Table of Contents

Part I: Getting Started

1. Never Programmed?

2. Getting Everything Installed and Running

Part II: The Basics

3. Variables + Storing numbers

4. Logic

5. Strings

6. Getting input from the user

7. Lists

8. Loops

Part III: Advanced Concepts

9. Functions

10. Dictionaries

11. What is Object Oriented Programming?

12. Classes

13. Extending Classes

Part IV: Designing and Extending Python

14. Using Modules

15. Splitting Up a Program

16. Documentation

Part V. Working with Data

17. Working with Files

18. JSON and Serialization

19. Introduction to Databases

20. More on Databases

Part VI: Making Applications

21. Developing for the Web: Django

22. Making Desktop Applications: PyGame

Part VII: Beyond the Code

23. Saving Your Code (the Right Way)

24. Finding Answers

Part VIII: Next Steps

Product Details

ISBN:
9780672336874
Author:
Cunningham, Katie
Publisher:
Sams
Subject:
Software Engineering - Programming and Languages
Subject:
Programming Languages - General
Subject:
Python programming; Python tutorial; Python beginner; learn Python; Python language; Python hands-on; Python basics; Python easy
Subject:
Python programming; Python tutorial; Python beginner; learn Python; Python language; Python hands-on; Python basics; Python easy; Flask
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Sams Teach Yourself
Publication Date:
20131003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 7 x 0.9 in 494 gr

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Python is the perfect “first programming language.” It’s easy for beginners to read and understand, and since it’s so widely used, you can apply what you’ve learned practically anywhere. Now, there’s a simple, up-to-date beginner’s tutorial that will help you master the newest versions of Python: Sams Teach Yourself Python in 24 Hours, 2/e .

 

Completely rewritten by pioneering Python developer and advocate Katie Cunningham, this guide teaches simply and clearly, through 24 concise, hands-on lessons focused on knowledge you can apply immediately. Each lesson builds on what’s come before, showing exactly how to get practical results fast. Cunningham doesn’t stop with syntax: she guides you towards building large real-world projects, including dynamic websites, games, and stand-alone applications. Using a running case study, every chapter makes real world connections between technical skills and their practical applications.

 

Throughout, step-by-step instructions walk you through key tasks... Q and As, Quizzes, and Exercises test your knowledge... “Did You Know?” tips offer insider advice... “Watch Out!” alerts help you avoid problems. By the time you’re finished, you won’t just understand core Python concepts: you’ll be comfortable writing useful Python software.

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