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Programming Python, Fourth Edition--New from O'Reilly Media
Powerful Object-Oriented Programming
Sebastopol, CA--If you've mastered Python's fundamentals, you're ready to start using it to get
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You'll also explore how Python is used in databases, networking, front-end scripting layers, text
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comprehensive understanding of Python's many roles in practical, real-world programming.
"Given that Python 3.X is expected to be the future of Python--or, at the very least, a major part
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You'll learn language syntax and programming techniques in a clear and concise manner, with lots of
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"Programming Python" also delves into the language as a software development tool, with many code
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processing files and folders, running programs in parallel, and more
- GUI programming: Learn to use Python's tkinter widget library
- Internet programming: Access client-side network protocols and email tools, use CGI scripts, and
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- More ways to apply Python: Implement data structures, parse text-based information, interface
with databases, and extend and embed Python
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Mark Lutz is the world leader in Python training, the author of Python's earliest and best-selling
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