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Beginning Python

From Novice to Professional

Authors: Hetland, Magnus Lie

  • Includes ten projects to provide hands-on learning
  • Updated for Python 3
  • Covers language internals, database integration, network programming, and web services
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About this book

Gain a fundamental understanding of Python’s syntax and features with this 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 Python 3, Beginning Python also covers advanced topics such as extending Python and packaging/distributing Python applications.

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

Who This Book Is For
Programmers, novice and otherwise, seeking a comprehensive introduction to the Python programming language.

About the authors

Magnus Lie Hetland is an experienced Python programmer, having used the language since the late 1990s. He is also an associate professor of algorithms at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, having taught algorithms for the better part of a decade. Hetland is the author of Practical Python and Beginning Python, first and second editions, as well as several scientific papers.

Reviews

“Hetland’s Beginning Python is an excellent book for individuals new to programming or those with intermediate programming skills. … Throughout the book, he presents a number of examples that are easy to implement and illustrate various aspects of the discussed topic. … the text is strongly recommended for those seeking to learn the Python language. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates; general readers.” (D. B. Mason, Choice, Vol. 55 (1), September, 2017) 


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eBook $34.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-0028-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $44.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-0029-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beginning Python
Book Subtitle
From Novice to Professional
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Magnus Lie Hetland
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-0028-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-0028-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-0029-2
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XXXII, 527
Number of Illustrations and Tables
31 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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