Pro Python 2nd Edition

You’ve learned the basics of Python, but how do you take your skills to the next stage? Even if you know enough to b ...

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You’ve learned the basics of Python, but how do you take your skills to the next stage? Even if you know enough to be productive, there are a number of features that can take you to the next level in Python. Pro Python, Second Edition explores concepts and features normally left to experimentation, allowing you to be even more productive and creative.
In addition to pure code concerns, Pro Python develops your programming techniques and approaches, which will help make you a better Python programmer. This book will improve not only your code but also your understanding and interaction with the many established Python communities.
This book takes your Python knowledge and coding skills to the next level. It shows you how to write clean, innovative code that will be respected by your peers. With this book, make your code do more with introspection and meta-programming. And learn and later use the nuts and bolts of an application, tier-by-tier as a complex case study along the way.
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What you’ll learn

Write strong Python code that will be respected in the Python community
Understand the reasons behind big design decisions in Python
Write programs that can reconfigure themselves in Python
Disguise your code as different types of objects in Python
Inspect just about any object in Python
Prepare your code for international audiences
Ensure code quality with rigorous testing

Who this book is for

This book is for intermediate to advanced Python programmers who are looking to understand how and why Python works the way it does and how they can take their code to the next level.

Table of Contents

  1. Principles and Philosophy
  2. Advanced Basics
  3. Functions
  4. Classes
  5. Common Protocols
  6. Object Management
  7. Strings
  8. Documentation
  9. Testing
  10. Distribution
  11. Sheets: A CSV Framework
  12. Style Guide for Python
  13. Voting Guidelines
  14. The Zen of Python
  15. Docstring Conventions
  16. Backward Compatibility Policy
  17. Python 3000
  18. Python Language Moratorium

Edition: 2nd Edition
ISBN: 978-1484203356
Posted on: 12/25/2016
Format: Pdf
Page Count: 369 Pages
Author: Marty Alchin,: J Burton Browning,

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