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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 discussed the elements of event-driven programming. We started with the most common examples and applications of event-driven programming to better introduce ourselves to this programming paradigm. Then, we precisely described the three main styles of event-driven programming, callback-based style, subject-based style, and topic-based style. There are many event-driven design patterns and programming techniques, but all of them fall into one of these three categories. The last part of this chapter focused on event-driven programming architectures.

With this chapter, we end something that we could call an "architecture and design arc." From now on, we will be talking less about architecture, design patterns, programming, and paradigms and more about Python internals and advanced syntax features.

The next chapter is all about metaprogramming in Python, that is, how to write programs that can treat themselves as data, analyze themselves,...