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Automate the Boring Stuff with Python: Practical Programming for Total… (original 2015; edition 2015)

by Al Sweigart (Author)

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In Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, you'll learn how to use Python to write programs that do in minutes what would take you hours to do by hand -- no prior programming experience required. Once you've mastered the basics of programming, you'll create Python programs that effortlessly perform useful and impressive feats of automation to: Search for text in a file or across multiple files; Create, update, move, and rename files and folders; Search the Web and download online content; Update and format data in Excel spreadsheets of any size; Split, merge, watermark, and encrypt PDFs; Send reminder emails and text notifications; Fill out online forms. Step-by-step instructions walk you through each program, and practice projects at the end of each chapter challenge you to improve those programs and use your newfound skills to automate similar tasks.… (more)
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Title:Automate the Boring Stuff with Python: Practical Programming for Total Beginners
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Well, I think highly of this book, and I look forward to try some of the things in it. I'm not sure a beginner can follow all of it, but fortunately I'm not a beginner.
The book is more focused in doing things than in teaching all about python, so if you are interested in thoroughly learning the language you are going to need more than this book. Recommended. ( )
  NachoSeco | Oct 10, 2022 |
13 months later and I've finally finished it. A great introduction to Python and general programming techniques. ( )
  theothergarypowell | May 20, 2021 |
I read this book to figure out why I would want to use Python, and not as a how-to. For that, this book served its purpose adequately. ( )
  lemontwist | Jun 11, 2020 |
Thorough into, good reference for the basics. After that, chapters on each of webscraping, working with XLS, working with DOC and PDF, CSV and JSON, multithreading & date/time, DMS & email, image manipulation, automating keyboard & GUI.

So, the combination of (1) the basics and (2) choose an area in which to advance, make this a very good beginners book.
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  GirlMeetsTractor | Mar 22, 2020 |
Al Sweigart is a really great writer that takes the time and effort to be really clear and explanatory. There are lots of great ways to apply what you learn in this book to your everyday life which is really crucial to make what you learn stick. You can't go wrong with this book! ( )
  evanharmon | Apr 10, 2018 |
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In Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, you'll learn how to use Python to write programs that do in minutes what would take you hours to do by hand -- no prior programming experience required. Once you've mastered the basics of programming, you'll create Python programs that effortlessly perform useful and impressive feats of automation to: Search for text in a file or across multiple files; Create, update, move, and rename files and folders; Search the Web and download online content; Update and format data in Excel spreadsheets of any size; Split, merge, watermark, and encrypt PDFs; Send reminder emails and text notifications; Fill out online forms. Step-by-step instructions walk you through each program, and practice projects at the end of each chapter challenge you to improve those programs and use your newfound skills to automate similar tasks.

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