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Modern Python Cookbook. - Second Edition

By : Steven F. Lott
Book Image

Modern Python Cookbook. - Second Edition

By: Steven F. Lott

Overview of this book

Python is the preferred choice of developers, engineers, data scientists, and hobbyists everywhere. It is a great language that can power your applications and provide great speed, safety, and scalability. It can be used for simple scripting or sophisticated web applications. By exposing Python as a series of simple recipes, this book gives you insight into specific language features in a particular context. Having a tangible context helps make the language or a given standard library feature easier to understand. This book comes with 133 recipes on the latest version of Python 3.8. The recipes will benefit everyone, from beginners just starting out with Python to experts. You'll not only learn Python programming concepts but also how to build complex applications. The recipes will touch upon all necessary Python concepts related to data structures, object oriented programming, functional programming, and statistical programming. You will get acquainted with the nuances of Python syntax and how to effectively take advantage of it. By the end of this Python book, you will be equipped with knowledge of testing, web services, configuration, and application integration tips and tricks. You will be armed with the knowledge of how to create applications with flexible logging, powerful configuration, command-line options, automated unit tests, and good documentation.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
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Index

Controlling complex sequences of steps

In the Combining two applications into one recipe earlier in this chapter, we looked at ways to combine multiple Python scripts into a single, longer, more complex operation. In the Wrapping and combining CLI applications and Wrapping a program and checking the output recipes earlier in this chapter, we looked at ways to use Python to wrap not-necessarily-Python executable programs.

We can combine these techniques to create even more flexible processing. We can create longer, more complex sequences of operations.

Getting ready

In the Designing scripts for composition recipe in Chapter 13, Application Integration: Configuration, we created an application that did some processing that led to the creation of a rather complex result. In the Using logging for control and audit output recipe in Chapter 13, Application Integration: Configuration, we looked at a second application that built on those results to create a sophisticated statistical...