Practices of the Python Pro
Dane Hillard
  • December 2019
  • ISBN 9781617296086
  • 248 pages
  • printed in black & white

A wealth of information on general software architecture and truths that are applicable to any language.

David T. Kerns, Rincon Research Corporation
Professional developers know the many benefits of writing application code that’s clean, well-organized, and easy to maintain. By learning and following established patterns and best practices, you can take your code and your career to a new level.

With Practices of the Python Pro, you’ll learn to design professional-level, clean, easily maintainable software at scale using the incredibly popular programming language, Python. You’ll find easy-to-grok examples that use pseudocode and Python to introduce software development best practices, along with dozens of instantly useful techniques that will help you code like a pro.

About the Technology

Professional-quality code does more than just run without bugs. It’s clean, readable, and easy to maintain. To step up from a capable Python coder to a professional developer, you need to learn industry standards for coding style, application design, and development process. That’s where this book is indispensable.

About the book

Practices of the Python Pro teaches you to design and write professional-quality software that’s understandable, maintainable, and extensible. Dane Hillard is a Python pro who has helped many dozens of developers make this step, and he knows what it takes. With helpful examples and exercises, he teaches you when, why, and how to modularize your code, how to improve quality by reducing complexity, and much more. Embrace these core principles, and your code will become easier for you and others to read, maintain, and reuse.

What's inside

  • Organizing large Python projects
  • Achieving the right levels of abstraction
  • Writing clean, reusable code Inheritance and composition
  • Considerations for testing and performance

About the reader

For readers familiar with the basics of Python, or another OO language.

About the author

Dane Hillard has spent the majority of his development career using Python to build web applications.


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