Programming Python (Google eBook)

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Aug 23, 2006 - Computers - 1600 pages
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Already the industry standard for Python users, ProgrammingPython fromO'Reilly just got even better. This third edition has been updated toreflect current best practices andthe abundance of changes introduced by the latest version of thelanguage, Python 2.5.

Whether you're a novice or an advancedpractitioner, you'll find thisrefreshed book more than lives up to its reputation. ProgrammingPython, 3rd Edition, teaches you the rightway to code. It explains Python language syntax and programmingtechniques in a clear and concisemanner, with numerous examples that illustrate both correct usage andcommon idioms. By reading thiscomprehensive guide, you'll learn how to apply Python in real-worldproblem domains such as:

  • GUI programming
  • Internet scripting
  • Parallel processing
  • Database management
  • Networked applications

Programming Python, Third Edition coverseach of thesetarget domainsgradually, beginning with in-depth discussions of core concepts andthen progressing toward completeprograms. Large examples do appear, but only after you've learnedenough to understand their techniques andcode.

Along the way, you'll also learn how to use the Python language inrealistically scaled programs--concepts such as Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) and code reuseare recurring side themes throughout thistext. If you're interested in Python programming, then this O'Reillyclassic needs to be within arm's reach. Thewealth of practical advice, snippets of code, and patterns of programdesign can all be put into use on adaily basis--making your life easier and more productive.

Reviews of the second edition:

"...about as comprehensive as any book can be."
--Dr. Dobb's Journal

"If the language had manuals, they would undoubtedlybe the texts from O'Reilly...'Learning Python' and 'Programming Python'are definitive treatments."
--SD Times

  

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User Review  - wweisser - LibraryThing

What a disappointment. A very long, tedious and random collection of python programming examples with no rhyme or reason whatsoever. I think they were trying out a new idea for an authoritative language book which didn't end up panning out at all. A big pile of wasted paper. Read full review

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User Review  - Kannan Kalidasan - Goodreads

This would be the best reference book for anytime to understand the concepts with examples. explain in clear manner Read full review

Contents

Part I
1
Introducing Python
3
A Sneak Preview
24
Part II
87
System Tools
89
File and Directory Tools
142
Parallel System Tools
175
Utilities
236
ClientSide Scripting
766
The PyMailGUI Client
876
ServerSide Scripting
962
The PyMailCGI Server
1063
Advanced Internet Topics
1129
Part V
1195
Databases and Persistence
1197
Data Structures
1280

Directories
294
Part III
363
Graphical User Interfaces
365
A Tkinter Tour Part 1
418
A Tkinter Tour Part 2
499
GUI Coding Techniques
583
Complete GUI Programs
636
Part IV
707
Network Scripting
709
Text and Language
1336
Part VI
1403
Extending Python
1405
Embedding Python
1463
Part VII
1505
Python and the Development Cycle
1507
Index
1525
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Mark Lutz is a leading Python trainer, the author of Python's earliest and best-selling texts, and a pioneering figure in the Python world.Mark is the author of the three O'Reilly 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").