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Learning Python Powerful Object-Oriented Programming

ISBN-10: 1449355730

ISBN-13: 9781449355739

Edition: 5th 2013

Authors: Mark Lutz

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If you want to write efficient, high-quality code that’s easily integrated with other languages and tools, this hands-on book will help you be productive with Python quickly. Learning Python, Fifth Edition, is an easy-to-follow, self-paced tutorial based on author and Python expert Mark Lutz’s popular training course.You’ll find lots of annotated examples and illustrations to help you get started with Python 2.7 and 3.3. Each chapter contains a standalone lesson on a key component of the language.Learn about Python’s major built-in object types such as numbers, lists, and dictionariesCreate and process objects using Python statements, and learn Python’s general syntax modelStructure and reuse code with Python’s basic procedural toolLearn about Python modules: packages of statements, functions, and other tools organized into larger componentsDiscover Python’s object-oriented programming tool for structuring codeLearn about the exception-handling model and development tools for writing larger programsExplore advanced Python tools, including decorators, descriptors, metaclasses, and Unicode processing
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Book details

List price: $51.99
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/6/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1648
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 4.818
Language: English

Christopher Phillips is an educator, a freelance writer, and the founder of the non-profit Society for Philosophical Inquiry.Mark Lutz is a leading Python trainer, the author of Python's earliest and best-selling texts, and a pioneering figure in the Python world. Mark is the author of the three O'Reilly books: Learning Python, Programming Python, and Python Pocket Reference, all currently in fourth or fifth editions. He has been using and promoting Python since 1992, started writing Python books in 1995, and began teaching Python classes in 1997. As of Spring 2013, Mark has instructed 260 Python training sessions, taught roughly 4,000 students in live classes, and written Python books that have sold 400,000 units and been translated to at least a dozen languages. Together, his two decades of Python efforts have helped to establish it as one of the most widely used programming languages in the world today. In addition, Mark has been in the software field for 30 years. He holds BS and MS degrees in computer science from the University of Wisconsin where he explored implementations of the Prolog language, and over his career has worked as a professional software developer on compilers, programming tools, scripting applications, and assorted client/server systems. Mark maintains a training website ( http://learning-python.com ) and an additional book support site on the Web ( http://www.rmi.net/~lutz ).