Dive Into Python

By Mark Pilgrim

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Each chapter in this hands-on guide to the Python language starts with a real, complete code sample, proceeds to pick it apart and explain the pieces, and then puts it all back together again in a summary. This book is a must-have resource for those who like to jump into a language fast and get going right away.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-59059-356-1
  • 432 Pages
  • User Level: Beginner to Advanced
  • Publication Date: July 5, 2004
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • Print Book Price: $39.99
  • eBook Price: $27.99
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Python is a new and innovative scripting language. It is set to replace Perl as the programming language of choice for shell scripters, and for serious application developers who want a feature-rich, yet simple language to deploy their products.

Dive Into Python is a hands-on guide to the Python language. Each chapter starts with a real, complete code sample, proceeds to pick it apart and explain the pieces, and then puts it all back together in a summary at the end.

This is the perfect resource for you if you like to jump into languages fast and get going right away. If you're just starting to learn Python, first pick up a copy of Magnus Lie Hetland's Practical Python.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Installing Python
  2. Your First Python Program
  3. Native Datatypes
  4. The Power of Introspection
  5. Objects and Object-Orientation
  6. Exceptions and File Handling
  7. Regular Expressions
  8. HTML Processing
  9. XML Processing
  10. Scripts and Streams
  11. HTTP Web Services
  12. SOAP Web Services
  13. Unit Testing
  14. Test-First Programming
  15. Refactoring
  16. Functional Programming
  17. Dynamic Functions
  18. Performance Tuning
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