Pro Python

  • Authors
  • Marty Alchin
  • Editors
  • Clay Andres
  • Steve Anglin
  • Mark Beckner
  • Ewan Buckingham
  • Gary Cornell
  • Jonathan Gennick
  • Jonathan Hassell
  • Michelle Lowman
  • Matthew Moodie
  • Duncan Parkes
  • Jeffrey Pepper
  • Frank Pohlmann
  • Douglas Pundick
  • Ben Renow-Clarke
  • Dominic Shakeshaft
  • Matt Wade
  • Tom Welsh
  • Mary Tobin
  • Nancy Sixsmith
  • Angel Alchin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Pages 19-52
  3. Pages 53-101
  4. Pages 103-142
  5. Pages 143-168
  6. Pages 169-190
  7. Pages 191-206
  8. Pages 207-215
  9. Pages 217-231
  10. Pages 233-242
  11. Pages 243-281
  12. Guido van Rossum, Barry Warsaw
    Pages 283-297
  13. Barry Warsaw
    Pages 299-300
  14. Tim Peters
    Pages 301-302
  15. David Goodger, Guido van Rossum
    Pages 303-307
  16. Benjamin Peterson
    Pages 309-311
  17. Guido van Rossum
    Pages 313-315
  18. Brett Cannon, Jesse Noller, Guido van Rossum
    Pages 317-319
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 321-341

About this book


You’ve learned the basics of Python, but how do you take your skills to the next stage? Even if you know enough to be productive, there are a number of features that can take you to the next level in Python. Pro Python explores concepts and features normally left to experimentation, allowing you to be even more productive and creative.

In addition to pure code concerns, Pro Python will develop your programming techniques and approaches, which will help make you a better Python programmer. Not only will this book help your code, it will also help you understand and interact with the many established Python communities, or even start your own.

  • Take your Python knowledge and coding skills to the next level.
  • Write clean, innovative code that will be respected among your peers.
  • Make your code do more with introspection and metaprogramming.
  • Design complete frameworks and libraries (two are included in the book!).

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