Dead Simple Python: Idiomatic Python for the Impatient Programmer (Paperback)
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The complete core language for existing programmers.
Dead Simple Python is a thorough introduction to every feature of the Python language for programmers who are impatient to write production code. Instead of revisiting elementary computer science topics, you’ll dive deep into idiomatic Python patterns so you can write professional Python programs in no time.
After speeding through Python’s basic syntax and setting up a complete programming environment, you’ll learn to work with Python’s dynamic data typing, its support for both functional and object-oriented programming techniques, special features like generator expressions, and advanced topics like concurrency. You’ll also learn how to package, distribute, debug, and test your Python project.
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The most pedantically pythonic primer ever printed, Dead Simple Python will take you from working with the absolute basics to coding applications worthy of publication.
About the Author
Jason C. McDonald is a software developer, speaker, and author of both fiction and non-fiction. By day, he works as a Principal Consultant at Rural Sourcing, specializing in Python software engineering. By night, he is the founder of MousePaw Media, an open source software organization where he trains software development interns. You can usually find him haunting his local coffee shops.
"All in all, Dead Simple Python . . . makes a good starting point for those contemplating a serious Python effort and who need to start with the basics."
—Lee Teschler, Microcontroller Tips
"Dead Simple Python is the book that anyone who wants to become an expert Python programmer should read. It not only covers all of the coding concepts that one needs to understand, but does it in a clear and thorough way. It may start with coding basics, but it then moves through to the most complex coding techniques in ways that make them approachable. I don't believe that anyone who works through the material in this book will fail to become a competent and confident Python coder. It is quite a fantastic book."
—Sandra Henry-Stocker, NetworkWorld
"[Dead Simple Python] is definitely a book that any Python programmer NEEDS to have on his bookshelf!"
—Full Circle Magazine
"Dead Simple Python is a book targeted primarily at those with experience in other computer languages and intermediate-level Python programmers. It has a stated goal of simplifying complex topics using plain language and plenty of examples. I especially enjoyed the practical approach to getting started with developing code using tools like virtual environments. It's a hefty book coming in at almost 700 pages but definitely worth adding to your library."
—Paul Ferrill, freelancer for a variety of magazines and websites