Programming Python

Programming Python

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Already the industry standard for Python users, "Programming Python" from O'Reilly just got even better. This third edition has been updated to reflect current best practices and the abundance of changes introduced by the latest version of the language, Python 2.5. Whether you're a novice or an advanced practitioner, you'll find this refreshed book more than lives up to its reputation. "Programming Python, Third Edition" teaches you the right way to code. It explains Python language syntax and programming techniques in a clear and concise manner, with numerous examples that illustrate both correct usage and common idioms. By reading this comprehensive guide, you'll learn how to apply Python in real-world problem domains such as: GUI programming; Internet scripting; Parallel processing; Database management; and Networked applications. "Programming Python, Third Edition" covers each of these target domains gradually, beginning with in-depth discussions of core concepts and then progressing toward complete programs. Large examples do appear, but only after you've learned enough to understand their techniques and code.
Along the way, you'll also learn how to use the Python language in realistically scaled programs--concepts such as OOP and code reuse are recurring side themes throughout this text. If you're interested in Python programming, then this O'Reilly classic needs to be within arm's reach. The wealth of practical advice, snippets of code and patterns of program design can all be put into use on a daily basis--making your life easier and more productive.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 1596 pages
  • 177.8 x 231.14 x 68.58mm | 1,950.44g
  • O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
  • Sebastopol, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0596009259
  • 9780596009250
  • 701,550

About Mark Lutz

Mark Lutz is an independent Python trainer, writer, and software developer, and is one of the pioneering figures in the Python community. He is the author of the O'Reilly books Programming Python and Python Pocket Reference, and co-author of Learning Python (all in 2nd or 3rd Editions). Mark has been involved with Python since 1992, began teaching Python classes in 1997, and has instructed over 125 Python training sessions as of early 2005. In addition, he holds BS and MS degrees in computer science from the University of Wisconsin, and over the last two decades has worked on compilers, programming tools, scripting applications, and assorted client/server systems. Whenever Mark gets a break from spreading the Python word, he leads an ordinary, average life in Colorado. Mark can be reached on the web at
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"It's the industry standard publication on Python, but don't be put off if you're a beginner. It takes a lot of shelf space, but it's worth it!" .NET, February 2007
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