The Quick Python Book, Third Edition
Naomi Ceder
Foreword by Nicholas Tollervey
  • May 2018
  • ISBN 9781617294037
  • 472 pages
  • printed in black & white
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Naomi's book epitomizes what it is to be Pythonic: beautiful is better than ugly, simple is better than complex, and readability counts.

From the Foreword by Nicholas Tollervey, Python Software Foundation

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

About the Technology

Initially Guido van Rossum's 1989 holiday project, Python has grown into an amazing computer language. It's a joy to learn and read, and powerful enough to handle everything from low-level system resources to advanced applications like deep learning. Elegantly simple and complete, it also boasts a massive ecosystem of libraries and frameworks. Python programmers are in high demand--you can't afford not to be fluent!

About the book

The Quick Python Book, Third Edition is a comprehensive guide to the Python language by a Python authority, Naomi Ceder. With the personal touch of a skilled teacher, she beautifully balances details of the language with the insights and advice you need to handle any task. Extensive, relevant examples and learn-by-doing exercises help you master each important concept the first time through. Whether you're scraping websites or playing around with nested tuples, you'll appreciate this book's clarity, focus, and attention to detail.

What's inside

  • Clear coverage of Python 3
  • Core libraries, packages, and tools
  • In-depth exercises
  • Five new data science-related chapters

About the reader

Written for readers familiar with programming concepts--no Python experience assumed.

If you're getting started with Python, then MIT lecturer Ana Bell's liveVideo course Get Programming with Python in Motion is perfect alongside this book, offering exercises and easy-to-digest lessons o get you started as fast as possible.

About the author

Naomi Ceder is chair of the Python Software Foundation. She has been learning, using, and teaching Python since 2001.

We interviewed Naomi as a part of our Six Questions series. Check it out here.


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