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, Python is easy to understand, extendable, and user-friendly. This book covers every aspect of Python so that you can get started writing your own programs with Python today. Author James Payne begins with the most basic concepts of the Python language—placing a special focus on the 2.6 and 3.1 versions—and he offers an in-depth look at existing Python programs so you can learn by example. Topics progress from strings, lists, and dictionaries to classes, objects, and modules. With this book, you will learn how to quickly and confidently create a robust, reliable, and reusable Python application.

Beginning Python:

  • Introduces the concepts of variables for storing and manipulating 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 in Python

  • Places special focus on XML, HTML, XSL, and related technologies

  • Explains how to extend Python

  • Shares numerical programming techniques

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

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