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. 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.… (more)
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.