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Expert Python Programming - Fourth Edition

By : Michał Jaworski, Tarek Ziadé
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Expert Python Programming - Fourth Edition

By: Michał Jaworski, Tarek Ziadé

Overview of this book

This new edition of Expert Python Programming provides you with a thorough understanding of the process of building and maintaining Python apps. Complete with best practices, useful tools, and standards implemented by professional Python developers, this fourth edition has been extensively updated. Throughout this book, you’ll get acquainted with the latest Python improvements, syntax elements, and interesting tools to boost your development efficiency. The initial few chapters will allow experienced programmers coming from different languages to transition to the Python ecosystem. You will explore common software design patterns and various programming methodologies, such as event-driven programming, concurrency, and metaprogramming. You will also go through complex code examples and try to solve meaningful problems by bridging Python with C and C++, writing extensions that benefit from the strengths of multiple languages. Finally, you will understand the complete lifetime of any application after it goes live, including packaging and testing automation. By the end of this book, you will have gained actionable Python programming insights that will help you effectively solve challenging problems.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
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Index

Current Status of Python

Python is amazing. It is amazing because it has managed to stay relevant and keep growing for so many years.

For a very long time, one of the most important virtues of Python was interoperability. Thanks to that feature it didn't matter what operating system you or your customers were using. If the Python interpreter was available for a given operating system, your software written in Python would work there. And, most importantly, your software would always work the same way regardless of that operating system. However, this is now a common trait. Many modern programming languages provide similar interoperability capabilities. Also, with the advent of cloud computing, web-based applications, and reliable virtualization software, it isn't that important to have a programming language that works in many operating systems.

What seems to be increasingly more important for programmers nowadays is productivity. With a constant search for...