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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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Popular productivity tools

Almost every open-source Python package that has been released on PyPI is a kind of productivity booster—it provides ready-to-use solutions to some problem. That way we don't have to reinvent the wheel all the time. Some could also say that Python itself is all about productivity. Almost everything in this language and the community surrounding it seems to be designed to make software development as productive as possible.

This creates a positive feedback loop. Since writing code with Python is fun and easy, a lot of programmers use their free time to create tools that make it even easier and more fun. And this fact will be used here as a basis for a very subjective and non-scientific definition of a productivity tool—a piece of software that makes development easier and more fun.

By nature, productivity tools focus mainly on certain elements of the development process, such as testing, debugging, and managing packages, and are...