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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)

Directory structure

One thing that hasn't been mentioned yet is the directory structure for this project. So far, the assumption has been that you are placing all of these items within the same directory, or have an intelligent way to separate files, as in the case of tests.

The following screenshot shows the current directory structure as created on my computer:

Project directory tree

This output was provided by the Linux tree command, and it shows all important directories and files from the project's root directory. You'll note that there are a lot of files scattered throughout. Each directory that has an file is treated as if it contains Python packages, regardless of whether it actually does. This prevents directories with common names, such as OS-specific directories, from hiding valid modules that happen to have the same name.