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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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Keeping up to date

Technology evolves constantly. People are constantly looking for tools that will allow them to solve their problems more easily than before. Every few months, either a completely new language pops up almost out of nowhere, or one of the well-established languages introduces a completely new syntax feature. This also happens to Python. We will briefly consider a few of the most important recent additions to the Python language in Chapter 3, New Things in Python.

New languages or language features drive the creation of novel libraries and frameworks. These in turn open the way for new programming paradigms and new design patterns. The success of one such pattern or paradigm in one language ecosystem often encourages programmers to adopt them in other languages. That's how new ideas spread from language to language.

We see that happening to Python too. We will be able to see how seemingly different programming languages share similar features or...