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Learning Python

Powerful Object-Oriented Programming

by Mark Lutz

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Get a comprehensive, in-depth introduction to the core Python language with this hands-on book. Based on author Mark Lutz's popular training course, this updated fifth edition will help you quickly write efficient, high-quality code with Python. It's an ideal way to begin, whether you're new to programming or a professional developer versed in other languages.

Complete with quizzes, exercises, and helpful illustrations, this easy-to-follow, self-paced tutorial gets you started with both Python 2.7 and 3.3— the latest releases in the 3.X and 2.X lines—plus all other releases in common use today. You'll also learn some advanced language features that recently have become more common in Python code.

  • Explore Python's major built-in object types such as numbers, lists, and dictionaries
  • Create and process objects with Python statements, and learn Python's general syntax model
  • Use functions to avoid code redundancy and package code for reuse
  • Organize statements, functions, and other tools into larger components with modules
  • Dive into classes: Python's object-oriented programming tool for structuring code
  • Write large programs with Python's exception-handling model and development tools
  • Learn advanced Python tools, including decorators, descriptors, metaclasses, and Unicode processing
  • Publication Details

    Publisher:
    O'Reilly Media
    Edition:
    5
    Publication Date:
    2013

    Format

    • Kindle Book
    • OverDrive Read 5.8 MB
    • Adobe PDF eBook 10.9 MB
    • Adobe EPUB eBook 5.3 MB
    • Open PDF eBook 11 MB
    • Open EPUB eBook 5.3 MB

    Mark Lutz (Author)

    Mark Lutz is a leading Python trainer, the author of Python's earliest and best-selling texts, and a pioneering figure in the Python world. Mark is the author of the three O'Reilly books: Learning Python, Programming Python, and Python Pocket Refe...

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