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Programming in Python 3: A Complete Introduction to the Python Language, App (iPhone), 2nd Edition

Programming in Python 3: A Complete Introduction to the Python Language, App (iPhone), 2nd Edition

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  • Copyright 2010
  • Edition: 2nd
  • iPhone Application
  • ISBN-10: 0-321-71260-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-71260-8

Download the Programming in Python 3: A Complete Introduction to the Python Language app to try out all the features of the application and sample a featured chapter from each book in the library for FREE.  If you like it, you can buy the entire application and unlock all remaining chapters through the convenient in-app purchase option. The Programming in Python 3 app brings to your mobile bookshelf a best selling book from Addison-Wesley Professional, publishing imprints of Pearson Education.

Pearson has developed an iPhone app that includes all the standard features you expect in a reader such as easy navigation, search, and hyperlinking. Sample featured chapters for FREE.  Like what you see, simply use the in-app purchase option to unlock the entire library application. In developing the app, we included features specifically beneficial to the development community, including:

  • Scroll vertically and horizontally through long code listings using Code View
  • Access to all of the sample programs via the email feature in Code View
  • Highlighting and Bookmarking both supported
  • Search the current chapter and the current book quickly and easily

A Fully Revised Edition Featuring New Material on Coroutines, Debugging, Testing, Parsing, String Formatting, and More 

Python 3 is the best version of the language yet: It is more powerful, convenient, consistent, and expressive than ever before. Now, leading Python programmer Mark Summerfield demonstrates how to write code that takes full advantage of Python 3’s features and idioms. Programming in Python 3, Second Edition, brings together all the knowledge you need to write any program, use any standard or third-party Python 3 library, and create new library modules of your own.
Summerfield draws on his many years of Python experience to share deep insights into Python 3 development you won’t find anywhere else. He begins by illuminating Python’s “beautiful heart”: the eight key elements of Python you need to write robust, high-performance programs. Building on these core elements, he introduces new topics designed to strengthen your practical expertise—one concept and hands-on example at a time. Coverage includes:

  • Developing in Python using procedural, object-oriented, and functional programming paradigms 
  • Creating custom packages and modules 
  • Writing and reading binary, text, and XML files, including optional compression, random access, and text and XML parsing 
  • Leveraging advanced data types, collections, control structures, and functions 
  • Spreading program workloads across multiple processes and threads 
  • Programming SQL databases and key–value DBM files 
  • Debugging techniques—and using Test Driven Development to avoid bugs in the first place 
  • Utilizing Python’s regular expression mini-language and module 
  • Parsing techniques, including how to use the third-party PyParsing and PLY modules 
  • Building usable, efficient, GUI-based applications 
  • Advanced programming techniques, including generators, function and class decorators, context managers, descriptors, abstract base classes, metaclasses, coroutines, and more


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