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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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In this chapter, we've covered the most important language syntax and standard library changes that have happened over the last four versions of Python. If you're not actively following Python release notes or haven't yet transitioned to Python 3.9, this should give you enough information to be up to date.

In this chapter, we've also introduced the concept of programming idioms. This is an idea that we will be referring to multiple times throughout the book. In the next chapter, we will take a closer look at many Python idioms by comparing selected features of Python to different programming languages. If you are a seasoned programmer who has just recently transitioned to Python, this will be a great opportunity to learn the "Python way of doing things." It will also be an opportunity to see where Python really shines, and where it might still be behind the competition.