Beginning Python: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition (Beginning from Novice to Professional)
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:9/8/2008 - Apress
By: Magnus Lie Hetland
Gain a fundamental understanding of Python?s syntax and features with the second edition of Beginning Python, an up?to?date introduction and practical reference. Covering a wide array of Python?related programming topics, including addressing language internals, database integration, network programming, and web services, you?ll be guided by sound development principles. Ten accompanying projects will ensure you can get your hands dirty in no time. Updated to reflect the latest in Python programming paradigms and several of the most crucial features found in the forthcoming Python 3.0 (otherwise known as Python 3000), advanced topics, such as extending Python and packaging/distributing Python applications, are also covered. What you?ll learn Become a proficient Python programmer by following along with a friendly, practical guide to the language?s key features. Write code faster by learning how to take advantage of advanced features such as magic methods, exceptions, and abstraction. Gain insight into modern Python programming paradigms including testing, documentation, packaging, and distribution. Learn by following along with ten interesting projects, including a P2P file?sharing application, chat client, video game, remote text editor, and more. Complete, downloadable code is provided for each project! Who is this book for? Programmers, novice and otherwise, seeking a comprehensive introduction to the Python programming language. About the Apress Beginning Series The Beginning series from Apress is the right choice to get the information you need to land that crucial entry?level job. These books will teach you a standard and important technology from the ground up because they are explicitly designed to take you from ?novice to professional.? You?ll start your journey by seeing what you need to know?but without needless theory and filler. You?ll build your skill set by learning how to put together real?world projects step by step. So whether your goal is your next career challenge or a new learning opportunity, the Beginning series from Apress will take you there?it is your trusted guide through unfamiliar territory!