With Introducing Python, Bill Lubanovic brings years of knowledge as a programmer, system administrator, and author to a book of impressive depth that s fun to read and simple enough for non-programmers to use. Along with providing a strong foundation in the language itself, Lubanovic shows you how to use Python for a range of applications in business, science, and the arts, drawing on the rich collection of open source packages developed by Python fans.
Developed to be easy to read and maintain, Python is a boon to anyone who wants applications that are quick to write but robust enough to remain in production for the long haul. Introducing Python focuses on the current version of Python, 3.x, while including sidebars about important differences with 2.x for readers who may have to deal with programs in that version.
Über den Autor
Bill Lubanovic has developed software with UNIX since 1977, GUIs since 1981, databases since 1990, and the Web since 1993.
Easy to understand and fun to read, Introducing Python is ideal for beginning programmers as well as those new to the language. Author Bill Lubanovic takes you from the basics to more involved and varied topics, mixing tutorials with cookbook-style code recipes to explain concepts in Python 3. End-of-chapter exercises help you practice what you’ve learned.
You’ll gain a strong foundation in the language, including best practices for testing, debugging, code reuse, and other development tips. This book also shows you how to use Python for applications in business, science, and the arts, using various Python tools and open source packages.
* Learn simple data types, and basic math and text operations
* Use data-wrangling techniques with Python’s built-in data structures
* Explore Python code structure, including the use of functions
* Write large programs in Python, with modules and packages
* Dive into objects, classes, and other object-oriented features
* Examine storage from flat files to relational databases and NoSQL
* Use Python to build web clients, servers, APIs, and services
* Manage system tasks such as programs, processes, and threads
* Understand the basics of concurrency and network programming