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Python Automation Cookbook

By : Jaime Buelta
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Python Automation Cookbook

By: Jaime Buelta

Overview of this book

Have you been doing the same old monotonous office work over and over again? Or have you been trying to find an easy way to make your life better by automating some of your repetitive tasks? Through a tried and tested approach, understand how to automate all the boring stuff using Python. The Python Automation Cookbook helps you develop a clear understanding of how to automate your business processes using Python, including detecting opportunities by scraping the web, analyzing information to generate automatic spreadsheets reports with graphs, and communicating with automatically generated emails. You’ll learn how to get notifications via text messages and run tasks while your mind is focused on other important activities, followed by understanding how to scan documents such as résumés. Once you’ve gotten familiar with the fundamentals, you’ll be introduced to the world of graphs, along with studying how to produce organized charts using Matplotlib. In addition to this, you’ll gain in-depth knowledge of how to generate rich graphics showing relevant information. By the end of this book, you’ll have refined your skills by attaining a sound understanding of how to identify and correct problems to produce superior and reliable systems.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)


Writing code is not easy. Actually, it is very hard. Even the best programmer in the world can't foresee any possible alternative and flow of the code.

This means that executing our code will always produce surprises and unexpected behavior. Some will be very evident and others will be very subtle, but the ability to identify and remove these defects in the code is critical to building solid software.

These defects in software are known as bugs, and therefore removing them is called debugging.

Inspecting the code just by reading it is not great. There are always surprises, and complex code is difficult to follow. That's why the ability to debug by stopping execution and taking a look at the current state of things is important.

Everyone, EVERYONE introduces bugs in the code, normally to be surprised by them later. Some people have described debugging as...