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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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Technical requirements

In order to compile the Python extensions mentioned in this chapter, you will need C and C++ compilers. The following are suitable compilers that you can download for free on selected operating systems:

On Linux, GCC and Clang compilers are usually available through package management systems specific to the given system distribution. On macOS, the compiler is part of the Xcode IDE (available through the App Store).

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

  • Cython
  • Cffi

Information on how to install packages is included in Chapter 2, Modern Python Development Environments.

The code files for this chapter can be found at