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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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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Leads you from a basic knowledge of Python to its most interesting features, always using accessible language.
Unleash your Pythonic powers with this book and start coding real-world applications fast.
The complete and definitive book to start learning Python.
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