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, Second Edition 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 develops your programming techniques and approaches, which will help make you a better Python programmer. This book will improve not only your code but also your understanding and interaction with the many established Python communities.
This book takes your Python knowledge and coding skills to the next level. It shows you how to write clean, innovative code that will be respected by your peers. With this book, make your code do more with introspection and meta-programming. And learn and later use the nuts and bolts of an application, tier-by-tier as a complex case study along the way.
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What you’ll learn
Write strong Python code that will be respected in the Python community
Understand the reasons behind big design decisions in Python
Write programs that can reconfigure themselves in Python
Disguise your code as different types of objects in Python
Inspect just about any object in Python
Prepare your code for international audiences
Ensure code quality with rigorous testing
Who this book is for
This book is for intermediate to advanced Python programmers who are looking to understand how and why Python works the way it does and how they can take their code to the next level.
Table of Contents
1. Principles and Philosophy
2. Advanced Basics
5. Common Protocols
6. Object Management
11. Sheets: A CSV Framework
12. Style Guide for Python
13. Voting Guidelines
14. The Zen of Python
15. Docstring Conventions
16. Backward Compatibility Policy
17. Python 3000
18. Python Language Moratorium