Learn Python 3 the Hard Way

A Very Simple Introduction to the Terrifyingly Beautiful World of Computers and Code

Author: Zed A. Shaw

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0134693906

Category: Computers

Page: 320

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You Will Learn Python 3! Zed Shaw has perfected the world’s best system for learning Python 3. Follow it and you will succeed—just like the millions of beginners Zed has taught to date! You bring the discipline, commitment, and persistence; the author supplies everything else. In Learn Python 3 the Hard Way, you’ll learn Python by working through 52 brilliantly crafted exercises. Read them. Type their code precisely. (No copying and pasting!) Fix your mistakes. Watch the programs run. As you do, you’ll learn how a computer works; what good programs look like; and how to read, write, and think about code. Zed then teaches you even more in 5+ hours of video where he shows you how to break, fix, and debug your code—live, as he’s doing the exercises. Install a complete Python environment Organize and write code Fix and break code Basic mathematics Variables Strings and text Interact with users Work with files Looping and logic Data structures using lists and dictionaries Program design Object-oriented programming Inheritance and composition Modules, classes, and objects Python packaging Automated testing Basic game development Basic web development It’ll be hard at first. But soon, you’ll just get it—and that will feel great! This course will reward you for every minute you put into it. Soon, you’ll know one of the world’s most powerful, popular programming languages. You’ll be a Python programmer. This Book Is Perfect For Total beginners with zero programming experience Junior developers who know one or two languages Returning professionals who haven’t written code in years Seasoned professionals looking for a fast, simple, crash course in Python 3
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Learn Python the Hard Way

A Very Simple Introduction to the Terrifyingly Beautiful World of Computers and Code

Author: Zed Shaw

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0321884914

Category: Computers

Page: 287

View: 7353

You Will Learn Python! Zed Shaw has perfected the world's best system for learning Python. Follow it and you will succeed-just like the hundreds of thousands of beginners Zed has taught to date! You bring the discipline, commitment, and persistence; the author supplies everything else. In Learn Python the Hard Way, Third Edition, you'll learn Python by working through 52 brilliantly crafted exercises. Read them. Type their code precisely. (No copying and pasting!) Fix your mistakes. Watch the programs run. As you do, you'll learn how software works; what good programs look like; how to read, write, and think about code; and how to find and fix your mistakes using tricks professional programmers use. Most importantly, you'll learn the following, which you need to start writing excellent Python software of your own: Installing a complete Python environment Organizing and writing code Basic mathematics Variables Strings and text Interacting with users Working with files Looping and logic Data structures using lists and dictionaries Program design Object-oriented programming Inheritance and composition Modules, classes, and objects Python packaging Debugging Automated testing Basic game development Basic web development It'll be hard at first. But soon, you'll just get it-and that will feel great! This tutorial will reward you for every minute you put into it. Soon, you'll know one of the world's most powerful, popular programming languages. You'll be a Python programmer. Watch Zed, too! The accompanying DVD contains 5+ hours of passionate, powerful teaching: a complete Python video course!
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Learn Python the Hard Way

A Very Simple Introduction to the Terrifyingly Beautiful World of Computers and Code

Author: Zed A. Shaw

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 0133124347

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 5878

You Will Learn Python! Zed Shaw has perfected the world's best system for learning Python. Follow it and you will succeed-just like the hundreds of thousands of beginners Zed has taught to date! You bring the discipline, commitment, and persistence; the author supplies everything else. In Learn Python the Hard Way, Third Edition, you'll learn Python by working through 52 brilliantly crafted exercises. Read them. Type their code precisely. (No copying and pasting!) Fix your mistakes. Watch the programs run. As you do, you'll learn how software works; what good programs look like; how to read, write, and think about code; and how to find and fix your mistakes using tricks professional programmers use. Most importantly, you'll learn the following, which you need to start writing excellent Python software of your own: Installing a complete Python environment Organizing and writing code Basic mathematics Variables Strings and text Interacting with users Working with files Looping and logic Data structures using lists and dictionaries Program design Object-oriented programming Inheritance and composition Modules, classes, and objects Python packaging Debugging Automated testing Basic game development Basic web development It'll be hard at first. But soon, you'll just get it-and that will feel great! This tutorial will reward you for every minute you put into it. Soon, you'll know one of the world's most powerful, popular programming languages. You'll be a Python programmer. Watch Zed, too! The accompanying DVD contains 5+ hours of passionate, powerful teaching: a complete Python video course!
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Learn More Python 3 the Hard Way

The Next Step for New Python Programmers

Author: Zed A. Shaw

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 013412300X

Category: Computers

Page: 240

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Transform Your Ideas into High-Quality Python Code! Zed Shaw has perfected the world’s best system for becoming a truly effective Python 3.x developer. Follow it and you will succeed—just like the tens of millions of programmers he’s already taught. You bring the discipline, commitment, and persistence; the author supplies everything else. In Learn Python 3 the Hard Way, Zed Shaw taught you the basics of Programming with Python 3. Now, in Learn More Python 3 the Hard Way, you’ll go far beyond the basics by working through 52 brilliantly crafted projects. Each one helps you build a key practical skill, combining demos to get you started and challenges to deepen your understanding. Zed then teaches you even more in 12 hours of online videos, where he shows you how to break, fix, and debug your code. First, you’ll discover how to analyze a concept, idea, or problem to implement in software. Then, step by step, you’ll learn to design solutions based on your analyses and implement them as simply and elegantly as possible. Throughout, Shaw stresses process so you can get started and build momentum, creativity to solve new problems, and quality so you’ll build code people can rely on. Manage complex projects with a programmer’s text editor Leverage the immense power of data structures Apply algorithms to process your data structures Master indispensable text parsing and processing techniques Use SQL to efficiently and logically model stored data Learn powerful command-line tools and skills Combine multiple practices in complete projects It’ll be hard at first. But soon, you’ll just get it—and that will feel great! This course will reward you for every minute you put into it. Soon, you’ll go beyond merely writing code that runs: you’ll craft high-quality Python code that solves real problems. You’ll be a serious Python programmer. Perfect for Everyone Who’s Already Started Working with Python, including Junior Developers and Seasoned Python Programmers Upgrading to Python 3.6+ Register your product at informit.com/register for convenient access to downloads, updates, and/or corrections as they become available.
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Learning Python

Powerful Object-Oriented Programming

Author: Mark Lutz

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449355692

Category: Computers

Page: 1648

View: 3374

Get a comprehensive, in-depth introduction to the core Python language with this hands-on book. Based on author Mark Lutz’s popular training course, this updated fifth edition will help you quickly write efficient, high-quality code with Python. It’s an ideal way to begin, whether you’re new to programming or a professional developer versed in other languages. Complete with quizzes, exercises, and helpful illustrations, this easy-to-follow, self-paced tutorial gets you started with both Python 2.7 and 3.3— the latest releases in the 3.X and 2.X lines—plus all other releases in common use today. You’ll also learn some advanced language features that recently have become more common in Python code. Explore Python’s major built-in object types such as numbers, lists, and dictionaries Create and process objects with Python statements, and learn Python’s general syntax model Use functions to avoid code redundancy and package code for reuse Organize statements, functions, and other tools into larger components with modules Dive into classes: Python’s object-oriented programming tool for structuring code Write large programs with Python’s exception-handling model and development tools Learn advanced Python tools, including decorators, descriptors, metaclasses, and Unicode processing
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Learn Ruby the Hard Way

A Simple and Idiomatic Introduction to the Imaginative World Of Computational Thinking with Code

Author: Zed A. Shaw

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0133135632

Category: Computers

Page: 320

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You Will Learn Ruby! Zed Shaw has perfected the world’s best system for learning Ruby. Follow it and you will succeed–just like the hundreds of thousands of beginners Zed has taught to date! You bring the discipline, commitment, and persistence; the author supplies everything else. In Learn Ruby the Hard Way, Third Edition , you’ll learn Ruby by working through 52 brilliantly crafted exercises. Read them. Type their code precisely. (No copying and pasting!) Fix your mistakes. Watch the programs run. As you do, you’ll learn how software works; what good programs look like; how to read, write, and think about code; and how to find and fix your mistakes using tricks professional programmers use. Most importantly, you’ll learn the following, which you need to start writing excellent Ruby software of your own: • Installing your Ruby environment • Organizing and writing code • Ruby symbols and keywords • Basic mathematics • Variables and printing • Strings and text • Interacting with users • Working with files • Using and creating functions • Looping and logic • Arrays and elements • Hashmaps • Program design • Object-oriented programming • Inheritance and composition • Modules, classes, and objects • Project “skeleton” directories • Debugging and automated testing • Advanced user input • Text processing • Basic game development • Basic web development It’ll Be Hard At First. But Soon, You’ll Just Get It–And That Will Feel Great! This tutorial will reward you for every minute you put into it. Soon, you’ll know one of the world’s most powerful, popular programming languages. You’ll be a Ruby programmer. Watch Zed, too! The accompanying DVD contains 5+ hours of passionate, powerful teaching: a complete Ruby video course! Zed Shaw is an avid guitar player, programmer, and writer whose books teach people all over the world how to write software. His book Learn Python the Hard Way has been read by millions of people around the world. His software has been used by many large and small companies. His essays are often quoted and read by members of many geek communities. He is an entertaining and lively writer, who is sure to keep you laughing and make you think.
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Learn C the Hard Way

Practical Exercises on the Computational Subjects You Keep Avoiding (Like C)

Author: Zed A. Shaw

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0133124371

Category: Computers

Page: 380

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You Will Learn C! Zed Shaw has crafted the perfect course for the beginning C programmer eager to advance their skills in any language. Follow it and you will learn the many skills early and junior programmers need to succeed–just like the hundreds of thousands of programmers Zed has taught to date! You bring discipline, commitment, persistence, and experience with any programming language; the author supplies everything else. In Learn C the Hard Way , you’ll learn C by working through 52 brilliantly crafted exercises. Watch Zed Shaw’s teaching video and read the exercise. Type his code precisely. (No copying and pasting!) Fix your mistakes. Watch the programs run. As you do, you’ll learn what good, modern C programs look like; how to think more effectively about code; and how to find and fix mistakes far more efficiently. Most importantly, you’ll master rigorous defensive programming techniques, so you can use any language to create software that protects itself from malicious activity and defects. Through practical projects you’ll apply what you learn to build confidence in your new skills. Shaw teaches the key skills you need to start writing excellent C software, including Setting up a C environment Basic syntax and idioms Compilation, make files, and linkers Operators, variables, and data types Program control Arrays and strings Functions, pointers, and structs Memory allocation I/O and files Libraries Data structures, including linked lists, sort, and search Stacks and queues Debugging, defensive coding, and automated testing Fixing stack overflows, illegal memory access, and more Breaking and hacking your own C code It’ll Be Hard at First. But Soon, You’ll Just Get It–And That Will Feel Great! This tutorial will reward you for every minute you put into it. Soon, you’ll know one of the world’s most powerful programming languages. You’ll be a C programmer.
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Hacking With Python

The Ultimate Beginners Guide

Author: Steve Tale

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542303774

Category:

Page: 112

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Hacking with Python: The Ultimate Beginners Guide This book will show you how to use Python, create your own hacking tools, and make the most out of available resources that are made using this programming language. If you do not have experience in programming, don't worry - this book will show guide you through understanding the basic concepts of programming and navigating Python codes. This book will also serve as your guide in understanding common hacking methodologies and in learning how different hackers use them for exploiting vulnerabilities or improving security. You will also be able to create your own hacking scripts using Python, use modules and libraries that are available from third-party sources, and learn how to tweak existing hacking scripts to address your own computing needs. Order your copy now!
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Head First Python

A Brain-Friendly Guide

Author: Paul Barry

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491919493

Category: Computers

Page: 624

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Want to learn the Python language without slogging your way through how-to manuals? With Head First Python, you’ll quickly grasp Python’s fundamentals, working with the built-in data structures and functions. Then you’ll move on to building your very own webapp, exploring database management, exception handling, and data wrangling. If you’re intrigued by what you can do with context managers, decorators, comprehensions, and generators, it’s all here. This second edition is a complete learning experience that will help you become a bonafide Python programmer in no time. Why does this book look so different? Based on the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory, Head First Pythonuses a visually rich format to engage your mind, rather than a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep. Why waste your time struggling with new concepts? This multi-sensory learning experience is designed for the way your brain really works.
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Python Crash Course

A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Programming

Author: Eric Matthes

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593277393

Category: Computers

Page: 560

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Python Crash Course is a fast-paced, thorough introduction to Python that will have you writing programs, solving problems, and making things that work in no time. In the first half of the book, you’ll learn about basic programming concepts, such as lists, dictionaries, classes, and loops, and practice writing clean and readable code with exercises for each topic. You’ll also learn how to make your programs interactive and how to test your code safely before adding it to a project. In the second half of the book, you’ll put your new knowledge into practice with three substantial projects: a Space Invaders–inspired arcade game, data visualizations with Python’s super-handy libraries, and a simple web app you can deploy online. As you work through Python Crash Course you’ll learn how to: –Use powerful Python libraries and tools, including matplotlib, NumPy, and Pygal –Make 2D games that respond to keypresses and mouse clicks, and that grow more difficult as the game progresses –Work with data to generate interactive visualizations –Create and customize Web apps and deploy them safely online –Deal with mistakes and errors so you can solve your own programming problems If you’ve been thinking seriously about digging into programming, Python Crash Course will get you up to speed and have you writing real programs fast. Why wait any longer? Start your engines and code! Uses Python 2 and 3
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Mastering PyCharm

Author: Quazi Nafiul Islam

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783551321

Category: Computers

Page: 232

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Use PyCharm with fluid efficiency to write idiomatic python code About This Book Understand how PyCharm works and how you can leverage its strength to develop applications quickly Master PyCharm's editor to get a fast workflow Full of examples and illustrations that focus on the practical aspects of using PyCharm Who This Book Is For If you know PyCharm but want to understand it better and leverage its more powerful but less obvious tool set, this is the book for you. Serving as a launch pad for those who want to master PyCharm and completely harness its best features, it would be helpful if you were familiar with some of Python's most prominent tools such as virtualenv and Python's popular docstring formats such as reStructuredText and EpyType. What You Will Learn Understand the internal workings of the IntelliJ Platform Leverage PyCharm's powerful search tools, and learn which ones are the best for you and your workflow Customize PyCharm's enhanced Python interpreter and its inbuilt terminal Develop web applications quickly and easily with different frameworks such as Flask and Django Understand how code completion works in PyCharm for Python and JavaScript In Detail PyCharm is addictive, with powerful and configurable code completion, superb editing tools, top-notch support, diverse plugins, and a vibrant ecosystem to boot. Learning how PyCharm works and maximising the synergy of its powerful tools will help you to rapidly develop applications. From leveraging the power of the editor to understanding PyCharm's internals, this book will give you a comprehensive view of PyCharm and allow you to make your own choices about which workflow and tools are best for you. You will start by getting comfortable with PyCharm and making it look exactly like you want. You can customize the tools and taskbars to suit individual developers' coding styles. You also learn how to assign keyboard shortcuts. You will master debugging by inserting breakpoints, collecting runtime data, and debugging from the console. You will understand how PyCharm works underneath and how plugins such as Codemap, Vim, Bitbucket, Assets compressor, markdown, bash file, shortcut translator, and .gitignore leverage the power of the IntelliJ platform. You will become comfortable using the VCS interface in PyCharm and see the benefits of using it for some simple tasks as well as some more complex tasks such as partial commits using changelists. You will take an in-depth look at the various tools in PyCharm, improving your workflow drastically. Finally, you will deploy powerful PyCharm tools for Django, Flask, GAE, and Pyramid Development, becoming well acquainted with PyCharm's toolset for web development with popular platforms. Packed with insider tricks, this book will help you boost productivity with PyCharm. Style and approach An easy-to-follow guide with plenty of examples and screenshots. Each topic starts off with the goal of enhancing or changing a part of PyCharm to make it suit your needs.
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Learn Python in 7 Days

Author: Mohit,,Bhaskar N. Das

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787287777

Category: Computers

Page: 280

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Learn efficient Python coding within 7 days About This Book Make the best of Python features Learn the tinge of Python in 7 days Learn complex concepts using the most simple examples Who This Book Is For The book is aimed at aspiring developers and absolute novice who want to get started with the world of programming. We assume no knowledge of Python for this book. What You Will Learn Use if else statement with loops and how to break, skip the loop Get acquainted with python types and its operators Create modules and packages Learn slicing, indexing and string methods Explore advanced concepts like collections, class and objects Learn dictionary operation and methods Discover the scope and function of variables with arguments and return value In Detail Python is a great language to get started in the world of programming and application development. This book will help you to take your skills to the next level having a good knowledge of the fundamentals of Python. We begin with the absolute foundation, covering the basic syntax, type variables and operators. We'll then move on to concepts like statements, arrays, operators, string processing and I/O handling. You'll be able to learn how to operate tuples and understand the functions and methods of lists. We'll help you develop a deep understanding of list and tuples and learn python dictionary. As you progress through the book, you'll learn about function parameters and how to use control statements with the loop. You'll further learn how to create modules and packages, storing of data as well as handling errors. We later dive into advanced level concepts such as Python collections and how to use class, methods, objects in python. By the end of this book, you will be able to take your skills to the next level having a good knowledge of the fundamentals of Python. Style and approach Fast paced guide to get you up-to-speed with the language. Every chapter is followed by an exercise that focuses on building something with the language. The codes of the exercises can be found on the Packt website
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Automate the Boring Stuff with Python

Practical Programming for Total Beginners

Author: Al Sweigart

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593276850

Category: Computers

Page: 504

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If you’ve ever spent hours renaming files or updating hundreds of spreadsheet cells, you know how tedious tasks like these can be. But what if you could have your computer do them for you? In Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, you’ll learn how to use Python to write programs that do in minutes what would take you hours to do by hand—no prior programming experience required. Once you’ve mastered the basics of programming, you’ll create Python programs that effortlessly perform useful and impressive feats of automation to: –Search for text in a file or across multiple files –Create, update, move, and rename files and folders –Search the Web and download online content –Update and format data in Excel spreadsheets of any size –Split, merge, watermark, and encrypt PDFs –Send reminder emails and text notifications –Fill out online forms Step-by-step instructions walk you through each program, and practice projects at the end of each chapter challenge you to improve those programs and use your newfound skills to automate similar tasks. Don’t spend your time doing work a well-trained monkey could do. Even if you’ve never written a line of code, you can make your computer do the grunt work. Learn how in Automate the Boring Stuff with Python. Note: The programs in this book are written to run on Python 3.
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Python Tricks

A Buffet of Awesome Python Features

Author: Dan Bader

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 177509331X

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

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“I don’t even feel like I’ve scratched the surface of what I can do with Python” With Python Tricks: The Book you’ll discover Python’s best practices and the power of beautiful & Pythonic code with simple examples and a step-by-step narrative. You'll get one step closer to mastering Python, so you can write beautiful and idiomatic code that comes to you naturally. Learning the ins and outs of Python is difficult—and with this book you'll be able to focus on the practical skills that really matter. Discover the “hidden gold” in Python’s standard library and start writing clean and Pythonic code today. Who Should Read This Book: - If you’re wondering which lesser known parts in Python you should know about, you’ll get a roadmap with this book. Discover cool (yet practical!) Python tricks and blow your coworkers’ minds in your next code review. - If you’ve got experience with legacy versions of Python, the book will get you up to speed with modern patterns and features introduced in Python 3 and backported to Python 2. - If you’ve worked with other programming languages and you want to get up to speed with Python, you’ll pick up the idioms and practical tips you need to become a confident and effective Pythonista. - If you want to make Python your own and learn how to write clean and Pythonic code, you’ll discover best practices and little-known tricks to round out your knowledge.
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How to Write Better Essays

Author: Bryan Greetham

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137293357

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

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Have you ever wondered why some people can produce a well-structured, relevant essay written in a style that seems to glide across the page with the minimum of fuss? Do you think some people simply have these skills, and others don't, and that there is nothing we can do about it? This book just might change your mind. Addressing each landmark stage of the essay writing process, How to Write Better Essays teaches you how to... • analyse the question and break down difficult terms and concepts • brainstorm effectively and generate your own ideas • evaluate and criticise arguments • express your thoughts coherently and develop your own style of writing • plan and structure your essay from introduction to conclusion ... and along the way, practical techniques show how to analyse, criticise, discuss and evaluate material, improve your style, revise your final draft and avoid plagiarism. The third edition of this bestselling book includes new chapters on critical thinking, tackling reflective writing assignments, and how to create and analyse concepts. It also features a new companion website providing annotated essays to illustrate the successful outcome of the methods you learn in the book, exercises to develop critical thinking skills, and additional examples of how to analyse concepts. For every student who needs to write essays, from whatever discipline, this book is a constant source of the help and inspiration you need to tackle your essays with confidence.
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Begin to Code with Python

Author: Rob Miles

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 1509304533

Category: Computers

Page: 528

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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 unique and useful programs. Microsoft has completely reinvented the beginning programmer’s tutorial, reflecting deep research into how today’s beginners learn, and why other books fall short. Begin to Code with Python is packed with innovations, from its “Snaps” prebuilt operations to its “Make Something Happen” projects. Whether you’re a total beginner or you’ve tried before, this guide will put the power, excitement, and fun of programming where it belongs: in your hands! Easy, friendly, and you’re in control! Learn how to… Get, install, and use powerful free tools to create modern Python programs Learn key concepts from 170 sample programs, and use them to jumpstart your own Discover exactly what happens when a program runs Approach program development with a professional perspective Learn the core elements of the Python language Build more complex software with classes, methods, and objects Organize programs so they’re easy to build and improve Capture and respond to user input Store and manipulate many types of real-world data Define custom data types to solve specific problems Create interactive games that are fun to play Build modern web and cloud-based applications Use pre-built libraries to quickly create powerful software Get code samples, including complete apps, at: https://aka.ms/BegintoCodePython/downloads About This Book For absolute beginners who’ve never written a line of code For anyone who’s been frustrated with other beginning programming books or courses For people who’ve started out with other languages and now want to learn Python Works with Windows PC, Apple Mac, Linux PC, or Raspberry Pi Includes mapping of MTA exam objectives that are covered in this book, as well as an appendix with further explanation of some of the topics on the exam
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A Smarter Way to Learn Jquery

Learn It Faster

Author: Mark Myers

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548955540

Category:

Page: 164

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jQuery was written to express, in short-order, the concepts essential to intermediate and advanced jQuery development. Its purpose is to instill in you, the reader, practices that jQuery developers take as common knowledge. Each chapter contains concepts essential to becoming a seasoned jQuery developer.This book is intended for two types of readers. The first is someone who has read introductory material on jQuery and is looking for the next logical step. The second type of reader is a JavaScript developer, already versed in another library, now trying to quickly learn jQuery. I crafted this book to be used as my own personal reference point for jQuery concepts. This is exactly the type of book I wish every JavaScript library had available. This updated and expanded second edition of Book provides a user-friendly introduction to the subject, Taking a clear structural framework, it guides the reader through the subject's core elements. A flowing writing style combines with the use of illustrations and diagrams throughout the text to ensure the reader understands even the most complex of concepts. This succinct and enlightening overview is a required reading for all those interested in the subject . We hope you find this book useful in shaping your future career & Business.
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Python Without Fear

Author: Brian Overland

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0134688279

Category: Computers

Page: 464

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Praise for this book, Python Without Fear “This is really a great book. I wish I’d had it when I was learning Python.” –John M. Wargo, author of Apache Cordova 4 Programming Praise for the previous book in the series, C++ Without Fear “I’m in love with your C++ Without Fear book. It keeps me awake for hours during the night. Thanks to you, I got most of the idea in just a few hours.” –Laura Viral, graduate physics student at CERN and Istanbul, Turkey “It’s hard to tell where I began and ended with your book. I felt like I woke up and literally knew how to write C++ code. I can’t overstate the confidence you gave me.” – Danny Grady, senior programmer/analyst at a Fortune 500 Company Whether you’re new to programming or moving from another language, Python Without Fear will quickly make you productive! Brian Overland’s unique approach to Python includes: Taking you by the hand while teaching topics from the very basics to intermediate and advanced features of Python Teaching by examples that are explained line by line Heavy emphasis on examples that are fun and useful, including games, graphics, database applications, file storage, puzzles, and more! How to think “Pythonically” and avoid common “gotchas” Register your product at informit.com/register for convenient access to downloads, updates, and/or corrections as they become available.
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Code Reading

The Open Source Perspective

Author: Diomidis Spinellis

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780672333705

Category: Computers

Page: 528

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If you are a programmer, you need this book. You've got a day to add a new feature in a 34,000-line program: Where do you start? Page 333 How can you understand and simplify an inscrutable piece of code? Page 39 Where do you start when disentangling a complicated build process? Page 167 How do you comprehend code that appears to be doing five things in parallel? Page 132 You may read code because you have to--to fix it, inspect it, or improve it. You may read code the way an engineer examines a machine--to discover what makes it tick. Or you may read code because you are scavenging--looking for material to reuse. Code-reading requires its own set of skills, and the ability to determine which technique you use when is crucial. In this indispensable book, Diomidis Spinellis uses more than 600 real-world examples to show you how to identify good (and bad) code: how to read it, what to look for, and how to use this knowledge to improve your own code. Fact: If you make a habit of reading good code, you will write better code yourself.
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Fluent Python

Clear, Concise, and Effective Programming

Author: Luciano Ramalho

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491946253

Category: Computers

Page: 792

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Python’s simplicity lets you become productive quickly, but this often means you aren’t using everything it has to offer. With this hands-on guide, you’ll learn how to write effective, idiomatic Python code by leveraging its best—and possibly most neglected—features. Author Luciano Ramalho takes you through Python’s core language features and libraries, and shows you how to make your code shorter, faster, and more readable at the same time. Many experienced programmers try to bend Python to fit patterns they learned from other languages, and never discover Python features outside of their experience. With this book, those Python programmers will thoroughly learn how to become proficient in Python 3. This book covers: Python data model: understand how special methods are the key to the consistent behavior of objects Data structures: take full advantage of built-in types, and understand the text vs bytes duality in the Unicode age Functions as objects: view Python functions as first-class objects, and understand how this affects popular design patterns Object-oriented idioms: build classes by learning about references, mutability, interfaces, operator overloading, and multiple inheritance Control flow: leverage context managers, generators, coroutines, and concurrency with the concurrent.futures and asyncio packages Metaprogramming: understand how properties, attribute descriptors, class decorators, and metaclasses work
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