|| ||Mark Summerfield <list-AT-qtrac.plus.com> |
|| ||comp-lang-python-announce-AT-moderators.isc.org |
|| ||Book: Programming Python 3 (Second Edition) now available |
|| ||Fri, 20 Nov 2009 02:24:28 -0800 (PST)|
|| ||Article, Thread
I'm delighted to announce that a new edition of my Python 3 book is
now available in the U.S.
"Programming in Python 3 (Second Edition):
A Complete Introduction to the Python Language"
The book has been fully revised and updated and now covers both Python
3.0 and 3.1, and with the language moratorium (PEP 3003), this second
edition should be useful for many years to come. And in addition to
thorough updating, the book has been extended with new chapters on
debugging, testing, and profiling, and on parsing (including coverage
PyParsing and PLY modules), as well as a new section on coroutines in
the advanced chapter.
The book is aimed at a wide audience, but assumes some programming
experience (not necessarily Python, not necessarily object-oriented).
It teaches solid procedural style programming, then builds on that to
teach solid object-oriented programming, and then goes on to more
advanced topics (e.g., including a nice way to create validated
attributes by combining class decorators with descriptors).
But even newcomers to Python 3 should be able to write
useful (although small and basic) programs after reading
chapter 1, and then go on to create larger and
more sophisticated programs as they work through the chapters.
All the examples are available for download from the book's web site.
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