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.
Python Recipes Handbook: A Problem-Solution Approach
Learn the code to write algorithms, numerical computations, data analysis and much more using the Python language: look up and re-use the recipes for your own Python coding. This book is your handy code cookbook reference. Whether you're a maker, game developer, cloud computing programmer and more, this is a must-have reference for your...
Begin to Code with Python
Become a Python programmer–and have fun doing it!
Start writing software that solves real problems, even if you have absolutely no programming experience! This friendly, easy, full-color book puts you in total control of your own learning, empowering you to build...
No experience necessary!
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Student-Friendly Coverage of Probability, Statistical Methods, Simulation, and Modeling Tools
Incorporating feedback from instructors and researchers who used the previous edition, Probability and Statistics for Computer Scientists, Second Edition helps students understand general methods of stochastic...
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Meet the world's top ethical hackers and explore the tools of the trade
Hacking the Hacker takes you inside the world of cybersecurity to show you what goes on behind the scenes, and introduces you to the men and women on the front lines of this technological arms race. Twenty-six of the world's top white hat...