The Quick Python Book, Second Edition
Revised edition of The Quick Python Book by Daryl K. Harms and Kenneth M. McDonald.

Naomi R. Ceder

January 2010 | 360 pages | B&W
ISBN: 9781935182207

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This revision of Manning's popular The Quick Python Book offers a clear, crisp introduction to the elegant Python programming language and its famously easy-to-read syntax. Written for programmers new to Python, this updated edition covers features common to other languages concisely, while introducing Python's comprehensive standard functions library and unique features in detail.

After exploring Python's syntax, control flow, and basic data structures, the book shows how to create, test, and deploy full applications and larger code libraries. It addresses established Python features as well as the advanced object-oriented options available in Python 3. Along the way, you'll survey the current Python development landscape, including GUI programming, testing, database access, and web frameworks.


About the Authors

Second edition author Naomi Ceder is Director of Technology at the Canterbury School in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where she teaches and uses Python. The first edition of this book was written by Daryl Harms and Kenneth McDonald.


“It's worth reading, and I would recommend that you buy it if you are new to Python.”
Jerome Lanig, BayPiggies User Group

“All in all, if you're looking for a solid book on Python 3 that you stand a reasonable chance of reading cover-to-cover, then this is the volume you should buy. Four and a half stars.”
Alex Gezerlis, Amazon Reviewer

“If you've ever wanted to learn Python or have a convenient desktop reference, this is the book for you. The author gives you a brief run-through of the language syntax and functional capabilities, then re-explores all aspects of the language as well as libraries and modules that extend Python into the space of practical applications. Database functions, Object-Oriented Programming, web management, and other in-demand functions are all available.”
Jim Kohli, Dzone