Synopses & Reviews
Updated for both Python 3.4 and 2.7, this convenient pocket guide is the perfect on-the-job quick reference. Youll 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 Lutz—widely recognized as the worlds leading Python trainer—Python Pocket Reference is an ideal companion to OReillys classic Python tutorials, Learning Python and Programming Python, also written by Mark.
This fifth edition covers:
- Built-in object types, including numbers, lists, dictionaries, and more
- Statements and syntax for creating and processing objects
- Functions and modules for structuring and reusing code
- Pythons object-oriented programming tools
- Built-in functions, exceptions, and attributes
- Special operator overloading methods
- Widely used standard library modules and extensions
- Command-line options and development tools
- Python idioms and hints
- The Python SQL Database API
Updated to cover Python 2.7 and 3.4, this compact reference is the perfect on-the-job tool for developing applications with this versatile programming language. By covering the core language as well as commonly-used libraries, this small but potent book both serves as an ideal complement to Python tutorials, and even fills in some small details omitted in other texts. This fifth edition also includes specific built-in types and Statements, and standard Modules.
- Designed to help developers find answers on the job quickly, this book features a quick-lookup index
- Includes method tables, syntax information, and other detailed reference material
- Serves as the perfect companion to OReillys Learning Python and Programming Python
About the Author
Mark Lutz is a leading Python trainer, the author of Pythons earliest and best-selling texts, and a pioneering figure in the Python world.
Mark is the author of the three OReilly books: Learning Python, Programming Python, and Python Pocket Reference, all currently in fourth or fifth editions. He has been using and promoting Python since 1992, started writing Python books in 1995, and began teaching Python classes in 1997. As of Spring 2013, Mark has instructed 260 Python training sessions, taught roughly 4,000 students in live classes, and written Python books that have sold 400,000 units and been translated to at least a dozen languages.
Together, his two decades of Python efforts have helped to establish it as one of the most widely used programming languages in the world today. In addition, Mark has been in the software field for 30 years. He holds BS and MS degrees in computer science from the University of Wisconsin where he explored implementations of the Prolog language, and over his career has worked as a professional software developer on compilers, programming tools, scripting applications, and assorted client/server systems.
Mark maintains a training website (http://learning-python.com) and an additional book support site on the Web (http://www.rmi.net/~lutz).