Advanced Python Programming

Series
Addison-Wesley
Author
Brian Overland  
Publisher
Addison-Wesley
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
512
Pub.-date
February 2019
ISBN13
9780135159941
ISBN
0135159946
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Description

According to Stack Overflow, Python has a solid claim to being the fastest-growing major programming language.  (Due in some measure to the rich set of machine learning and data science libraries and frameworks available to Python coders.)

Python is a widely used high-level programming language for general-purpose programming, created by Guido van Rossum and first released in 1991. An interpreted language, Python has a design philosophy that emphasizes code readability (notably using whitespace indentation to delimit code blocks rather than curly brackets or keywords), and a syntax that allows programmers to express concepts in fewer lines of code than might be used in languages such as C++ or Java. It provides constructs that enable clear programming on both small and large scales.

Python is a multi-paradigm programming language. Object-oriented programming and structured programming are fully supported, and many of its features support functional programming and aspect-oriented programming. Rather than having all of its functionality built into its core, Python was designed to be highly extensible.

This text is intended for a second course on Python, to enable students who have a basic understanding of Python to take their programming skills to the next level. Areas covered include: writing for run-time efficiency; lambda functions and when to use them; versioning issues; understanding Unicode and localization; regular expressions; binary operators and how to use them; converting between radixes; complete rules for every aspect of data formatting; creating, building, and importing packages; using the Django web-development package; graphics programming; fine points of object orientation with “magic methods”; and reading and writing binary files.
 
  • Breaks advanced topics down to their essentials, illustrating them with simple examples and practical exercises
  • Covers runtime efficiency, lambda functions, regex, binary operators, advanced data formatting, packages, Django, graphics, magic methods, binary files, and more
  • Deepens your insight by illuminating design decisions and tricks behind each language feature
  • Includes challenging projects to showcase Python’s power
  • Instructors can access additional examples, exercises, and resources
All you need to learn advanced Python programming -- patiently explained and clearly illustrated with simple examples
  • Picks up where Brian Overland’s Python Without Fear left off, covering more advanced topics and practices
  • Breaks advanced topics down to their essentials, illustrating them with simple examples and practical exercises
  • Covers runtime efficiency, lambda functions, regex, binary operators, advanced data formatting, packages, Django, graphics, magic methods, binary files, and more
  • Deepens your insight by illuminating design decisions and tricks behind each language feature
  • Includes challenging projects to showcase Python’s power
  • Instructors can access additional examples, exercises, and resources

Back Cover

According to Stack Overflow, Python has a solid claim to being the fastest-growing major programming language.  (Due in some measure to the rich set of machine learning and data science libraries and frameworks available to Python coders.)

Python is a widely used high-level programming language for general-purpose programming, created by Guido van Rossum and first released in 1991. An interpreted language, Python has a design philosophy that emphasizes code readability (notably using whitespace indentation to delimit code blocks rather than curly brackets or keywords), and a syntax that allows programmers to express concepts in fewer lines of code than might be used in languages such as C++ or Java. It provides constructs that enable clear programming on both small and large scales.

Python is a multi-paradigm programming language. Object-oriented programming and structured programming are fully supported, and many of its features support functional programming and aspect-oriented programming. Rather than having all of its functionality built into its core, Python was designed to be highly extensible.

This text is intended for a second course on Python, to enable students who have a basic understanding of Python to take their programming skills to the next level. Areas covered include: writing for run-time efficiency; lambda functions and when to use them; versioning issues; understanding Unicode and localization; regular expressions; binary operators and how to use them; converting between radixes; complete rules for every aspect of data formatting; creating, building, and importing packages; using the Django web-development package; graphics programming; fine points of object orientation with “magic methods”; and reading and writing binary files.
 
  • Breaks advanced topics down to their essentials, illustrating them with simple examples and practical exercises
  • Covers runtime efficiency, lambda functions, regex, binary operators, advanced data formatting, packages, Django, graphics, magic methods, binary files, and more
  • Deepens your insight by illuminating design decisions and tricks behind each language feature
  • Includes challenging projects to showcase Python’s power
  • Instructors can access additional examples, exercises, and resources
All you need to learn advanced Python programming -- patiently explained and clearly illustrated with simple examples
  • Picks up where Brian Overland’s Python Without Fear left off, covering more advanced topics and practices
  • Breaks advanced topics down to their essentials, illustrating them with simple examples and practical exercises
  • Covers runtime efficiency, lambda functions, regex, binary operators, advanced data formatting, packages, Django, graphics, magic methods, binary files, and more
  • Deepens your insight by illuminating design decisions and tricks behind each language feature
  • Includes challenging projects to showcase Python’s power
  • Instructors can access additional examples, exercises, and resources

Author

Brian Overland is a textbook author, sometime actor, programmer, film reviewer, and novelist. He has been professionally programming with the C family of languages since the early 1980s and spent 10 years at Microsoft, first as a software tester and then as programmer/writer, manager, and project lead. Almost unique among programmers, he is an award-winning writer deeply committed to teaching and simplifying advanced concepts. You can read his comments on technology, reviews, and his upcoming book projects at brianoverland.com

John Bennett was formerly a senior software engineer at Proximity Technology, Franklin Electronic Publishing, and Microsoft Corporation. More recently, he has developed new programming languages using Python as a prototyping tool. He has worked on a variety of software projects, including a handheld spellchecker and East Asian handwriting recognition software. He holds nine U.S. patents.