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The Python Apprentice

By : Robert Smallshire, Austin Bingham
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The Python Apprentice

By: Robert Smallshire, Austin Bingham

Overview of this book

Experienced programmers want to know how to enhance their craft and we want to help them start as apprentices with Python. We know that before mastering Python you need to learn the culture and the tools to become a productive member of any Python project. Our goal with this book is to give you a practical and thorough introduction to Python programming, providing you with the insight and technical craftsmanship you need to be a productive member of any Python project. Python is a big language, and it’s not our intention with this book to cover everything there is to know. We just want to make sure that you, as the developer, know the tools, basic idioms and of course the ins and outs of the language, the standard library and other modules to be able to jump into most projects.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Title Page
About the Authors
Customer Feedback
Afterword – Just the Beginning

Chapter 1. Getting started

In this chapter we'll cover obtaining and installing Python on your system for Windows, Ubuntu Linux, and macOS. We'll also write our first basic Python code and become a acquainted with the essentials Python programming culture, such as the Zen of Python, while never forgetting the comical origins of the name of the language.