The Hitchhiker's Guide to Python
Best Practices for Development
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: August 2016
Pages: 338

The Hitchhiker's Guide to Python takes the journeyman Pythonista to true expertise. More than any other language, Python was created with the philosophy of simplicity and parsimony. Now 25 years old, Python has become the primary or secondary language (after SQL) for many business users. With popularity comes diversity—and possibly dilution.

This guide, collaboratively written by over a hundred members of the Python community, describes best practices currently used by package and application developers. Unlike other books for this audience, The Hitchhiker’s Guide is light on reusable code and heavier on design philosophy, directing the reader to excellent sources that already exist.

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4.0

Practical and useful. Not just theory and reference.

By Cybull

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Pros

  • Accurate
  • Easy to understand
  • Helpful examples
  • Well-written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Intermediate
    • Novice

    Comments about oreilly The Hitchhiker's Guide to Python:

    There are many sources for Python language syntax, style rules, and even examples. But few sources give such good coverage to the overall Python ecosystem including IDEs, modules, packagers, etc.

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    4.0

    A useful introduction to the Python ecosystem

    By Simon_b

    from UK

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    Pros

    • Concise
    • Easy to understand
    • Helpful examples
    • Well-written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Novice
      • Student

      Comments about oreilly The Hitchhiker's Guide to Python:

      This book gives a nice overview to many aspects of the Python ecosystem. Whilst many books focus on the language itself, The Hitchhiker's Guide To Python looks beyond and into many of the supporting frameworks and tools.

      I found the sections on virtual environments and reading code to be extremely useful. The authors work hard to show some simple examples and demonstrate why they are particularly relevant.

      Its true this isn't an in depth book, but every effort has been made to link to other online and offline resources. I've found it an extremely valuable information source.

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      2.0

      need more in it

      By quatradam robert

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        Cons

        • Too basic

        Best Uses

        • Student

        Comments about oreilly The Hitchhiker's Guide to Python:

        Nice to now what is avalable
        But where is the balance
        Like the langauge
        Like the reason to use it
        Special libraries
        Just normal libraries and how
        To use them

        Thank you

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