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Programming Python (1996)

by Mark Lutz

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What a disappointment. A very long, tedious and random collection of python programming examples with no rhyme or reason whatsoever. I think they were trying out a new idea for an authoritative language book which didn't end up panning out at all. A big pile of wasted paper. ( )
  wweisser | Jul 6, 2013 |
Very disappointing. One of the worst O'Reilly books I've come across. Don't let the size deceive you... there is not much useful information here. The index is particularly shocking. I second the other recommendation for "Python Essential Reference". ( )
  kalafjj | Aug 23, 2008 |
O'Reilly is usually so good, but I found this book disappointing. It's too long and scattershot, and I end up never looking at it. I much prefer the Python Essential Reference by Beazley. ( )
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1 So What's Python? -- "And Now for Something Completely Different..." -- This book is about Python, a public-domain programming language. In acronyms, Python is both a very-high-level language (VHLL), and an object-oriented dynamic language (OODL). As a preliminary definition, Python can be described as a new kind of language too. For many users, its -- support for object-oriented development -- powerful programming constructs -- extendible and embeddable architecture -- remarkably clear syntax and cohherent design -- make it almost ideal as both a scripting interface for modern systems, and a stand-alone rapid-development language.
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Already the industry standard for Python users, Programming Python from O'Reilly just got even better. This third edition has been updated to reflect current best practices and the abundance of changes introduced by the latest version of the language, Python 2.5.

Whether you're a novice or an advanced practitioner, you'll find this refreshed book more than lives up to its reputation. Programming Python, 3rd Edition, teaches you the right way to code. It explains Python language syntax and programming techniques in a clear and concise manner, with numerous examples that illustrate both correct usage and common idioms. By reading this comprehensive guide, you'll learn how to apply Python in real-world problem domains such as:

GUI programming Internet scripting Parallel processing Database management Networked applications

Programming Python, Third Edition covers each of these target domains gradually, beginning with in-depth discussions of core concepts and then progressing toward complete programs. Large examples do appear, but only after you've learned enough to understand their techniques and code.

Along the way, you'll also learn how to use the Python language in realistically scaled programs--concepts such as Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) and code reuse are recurring side themes throughout this text. If you're interested in Python programming, then this O'Reilly classic needs to be within arm's reach. The wealth of practical advice, snippets of code, and patterns of program design can all be put into use on a daily basis--making your life easier and more productive.

Reviews of the second edition:

"...about as comprehensive as any book can be."
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Provides information and tutorials on Python's application domains and its use in databases, networking, scripting layers, and text processing.

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