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Learning Python: Powerful Object-Oriented Programming

AUTHOR Lutz, Mark
PUBLISHER O'Reilly Media (07/06/2013)
PRODUCT TYPE Paperback (Paperback)

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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
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ISBN-13: 9781449355739
ISBN-10: 1449355730
Binding: Paperback or Softback (Trade Paperback (Us))
Content Language: English
Edition Number: 0005
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Page Count: 1540
Carton Quantity: 6
Product Dimensions: 7.00 x 2.20 x 9.10 inches
Weight: 6.15 pound(s)
Feature Codes: Index, Price on Product, Table of Contents, Illustrated
Country of Origin: US
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Computers | Programming Languages - Python
Dewey Decimal: 005.133
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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
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Author: Lutz, Mark
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 Reference", all currently in fourth or fifth editions. He has been using and promoting Python since 1992, started writing Python "books" in 1995, and began teaching Python "classes" in 1997. As of Spring 2013, Mark has instructed 260 Python training sessions, taught roughly 4,000 students in live classes, and written Python books that have sold 400,000 units and been translated to at least a dozen languages.Together, his two decades of "Python" efforts have helped to establish it as one of the most widely used programming languages in the world today. In addition, Mark has been in the software field for 30 years. He holds BS and MS degrees in computer science from the University of Wisconsin where he explored implementations of the Prolog language, and over his career has worked as a professional software developer on compilers, programming tools, scripting applications, and assorted client/server systems.Mark maintains a training website ("http: //learning-python.com") and an additional book support site on the Web ("http: //www.rmi.net/ lutz").
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