Beginning Python
Using Python 2.6 and Python 3.1
By James Payne
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: January 2010
Pages: 624

Create a robust, reliable, and reusable Python application

As an open source, object-oriented programming language, Pythonis easy to understand, extendable, and user-friendly. This bookcovers every aspect of Python so that you can get started writingyour own programs with Python today. Author James Payne begins withthe most basic concepts of the Python language—placing aspecial focus on the 2.6 and 3.1 versions—and he offers anin-depth look at existing Python programs so you can learn byexample. Topics progress from strings, lists, and dictionaries toclasses, objects, and modules. With this book, you will learn howto quickly and confidently create a robust, reliable, and reusablePython application.

Beginning Python:

  • Introduces the concepts of variables for storing andmanipulating data

  • Examines files and input/output for reading or writing data

  • Reviews examples of often-overlooked features of Python

  • Delves into writing tests for modules and programs

  • Addresses programming with a graphical user interface inPython

  • Places special focus on XML, HTML, XSL, and relatedtechnologies

  • Explains how to extend Python

  • Shares numerical programming techniques

  • Offers an inside look at Jython, a version of Python written inJava

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