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Learn Programming in Python with Cody Jackson

By : Cody Jackson
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Learn Programming in Python with Cody Jackson

By: Cody Jackson

Overview of this book

Python is a cross-platform language used by organizations such as Google and NASA. It lets you work quickly and efficiently, allowing you to concentrate on your work rather than the language. Based on his personal experiences when learning to program, Learn Programming in Python with Cody Jackson provides a hands-on introduction to computer programming utilizing one of the most readable programming languages–Python. It aims to educate readers regarding software development as well as help experienced developers become familiar with the Python language, utilizing real-world lessons to help readers understand programming concepts quickly and easily. The book starts with the basics of programming, and describes Python syntax while developing the skills to make complete programs. In the first part of the book, readers will be going through all the concepts with short and easy-to-understand code samples that will prepare them for the comprehensive application built in parts 2 and 3. The second part of the book will explore topics such as application requirements, building the application, testing, and documentation. It is here that you will get a solid understanding of building an end-to-end application in Python. The next part will show you how to complete your applications by converting text-based simulation into an interactive, graphical user interface, using a desktop GUI framework. After reading the book, you will be confident in developing a complete application in Python, from program design to documentation to deployment.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)

Software repositories

Software repositories, or repos, are storage locations for software, whether completed packages or code in development. Having a designated central location for software makes it easier for team members to access the code for development and referral. It can also be a location for end users to access the software.

Many software developers provide multiple versions of software, from nightly builds generated by a build server to various versions of the final product. Documentation is frequently included as well, often as separate files for downloading but sometimes as online HTML files.

For Python, the online PyPI repo is used for third-party Python modules; these are most commonly installed through the pip command. Another common option is to post packages onto GitHub; many packages available on PyPI have a hosting on GitHub as well.

GitHub is one of the most...