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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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What exactly is event-driven programming?

Event-driven programming focuses on the events (often called messages) and their flow between different software components. In fact, it can be found in many types of software. Historically, event-based programming is the most common paradigm for software that deals with direct human interaction. It means that it is a natural paradigm for GUIs. Anywhere the program needs to wait for some human input, that input can be modeled as events or messages. In such a framing, an event-driven program is often just a collection of event/message handlers that respond to human interaction.

Events of course don't have to be a direct result of user interaction. The architecture of any web application is also event-driven. Web browsers send requests to web servers on behalf of the user, and these requests are often processed as separate interaction events. Some of the requests will indeed be the result of direct user input (for example, submitting...