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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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Summary

In this chapter, we've discussed the current status of Python and the process of change that is visible throughout the history of that language. We've learned why Python is changing and why it is important to follow that change.

Staying relevant is one of the biggest and most stressful challenges that professional programmers face regardless of the programming language they choose. Due to over 30 years of Python history and the ever-growing Python community, it isn't always clear how to efficiently stay up to date with the changes in the Python ecosystem. That's why we've looked into all the places where you can follow important discussions about Python's future.

What also changes together with the language are development tools that aim to ease and improve the software development processes. In the next chapter, we will continue with the topic of change and take a look at modern development environments. We will learn how to create repeatable...