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Lean Python

Learn Just Enough Python to Build Useful Tools

Authors: Gerrard, Paul

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  • A unique "lean" approach to learning just enough Python to be efficiently productive
  • Shows readers how to use Python objects, program structure, I/O modules and more
  • Written by Paul Gerrard, a consultant, teacher, author, webmaster, programmer, tester, conference speaker, rowing coach and publisher
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2385-7
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About this book

Learn only the essential aspects of Python without cluttering up your mind with features you may never use. This compact book is not a "best way to write code" type of book; rather, the author goes over his most-used functions, which are all you need to know as a beginner and some way beyond.

Lean Python takes 58 Python methods and functions and whittles them down to 15: as author Paul Gerrard says, "I haven't found a need for the rest."


What You'll Learn
  • Discover lean Python and how to learn just enough to build useful tools
  • Use Python objects, program structure, I/O, modules and more
  • Handle errors and exceptions 
  • Test your code
  • Access the Web; do searching; and persist data

Who This Book Is For
This book is aimed at three categories of reader: The experienced programmer – if you already know a programming language, this book gives you a shortcut to understanding the Python language and some of its design philosophy. 
You work in IT and need a programming primer – you might be a tester who needs to have more informed technical discussions with programmers. Working through the examples will help you to appreciate the challenge of good programming. 
First-timer – you want a first book on programming that you can assimilate quickly to help you decide whether programming is for you.

About the authors

Paul Gerrard is a consultant, teacher, author, webmaster, programmer, tester, conference speaker, rowing coach and publisher.

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Buy this book

eBook £15.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2385-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover £19.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2384-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lean Python
Book Subtitle
Learn Just Enough Python to Build Useful Tools
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Paul Gerrard
Distribution Rights
Standard Apress Distribution
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-2385-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-2385-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-2384-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 87
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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