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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

Technical requirements

You can install the free system virtualization tools that are mentioned in this chapter from the following sites:

The following are the Python packages that are mentioned in this chapter that you can download from PyPI:

  • poetry
  • flask
  • wait-for-it
  • watchdog
  • ipython
  • ipdb

Information on how to install packages is included in the Installing Python packages using pip section.

The code files for this chapter can be found at https://github.com/PacktPublishing/Expert-Python-Programming-Fourth-Edition/tree/main/Chapter%202.