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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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Who this book is for

The Python programming book is intended for expert programmers who want to learn about Python's advanced-level concepts and latest features.

This book is written for Python developers who wish to go further in mastering Python. And by developers, I mean mostly professional programmers who write Python software for a living. This is because it focuses mostly on tools and practices that are crucial for creating performant, reliable, and maintainable software in Python.

However, this does not mean that hobbyists won't find anything interesting. This book is great for anyone who is interested in learning advanced-level concepts with Python. Anyone who has basic Python skills should be able to follow the content of the book, although it might require some additional effort from less experienced programmers. It should also be a good introduction to the newest releases of Python for those who are still a bit behind and continue to use older versions of Python.