Pro Python

2nd Edition

By J. Burton Browning , Marty Alchin

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You've learned the basics of Python, but how do you take your skills to the next stage? Pro Python, Second Edition explores concepts and features normally left to experimentation, allowing you to be even more productive and creative.

Full Description

  • ISBN13: 978-1-484203-35-4
  • 600 Pages
  • User Level: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Publishing December 24, 2014, but available now as part of the Alpha Program
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • Print Book Price: $49.99
  • eBook Price: $34.99

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Full Description

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, including PANDAs, NumPy, and more.

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 help 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 metaprogramming. And, learn and later use the nuts and bolts of an application, tier-by-tier as a complex case study along the way.

For more information, including a link to the source code referenced in the book, please visit http://propython.com/.

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

Table of Contents

1. Principles and Philosophy

2. Advanced Basics

3. Functions

4. Classes

5. Common Protocols

6. Object Management

7. Strings

8. Algorithms

9. NumPy

10. Documentation

11. Persistence

12. PANDAs and Analytics

13. Visualization

14. Patterns

15. Performance

16. Testing/Unit Tests

17. Distribution

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