Beginning Python
By Peter C. Norton, Alex Samuel, Dave Aitel, Eric Foster-Johnson, Leonard Richardson, Jason Diamond, Aleatha Parker, Michael Roberts
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: July 2005
Pages: 649

Beginning Python

As a portable, open source, object-oriented programminglanguage, Python combines remarkable power with clear syntax. And,as one of the fastest growing languages, Python manages systems andcan be used for data mining and Web development. With this book,you'll learn how to program using the latest release — Python2.4 — and create robust, reliable, and reusable Pythonapplications.

You'll quickly see why Python is an ideal first programminglanguage to learn, both for its ease of use and the fact that itoffers interpreters for most operating system platforms. Thisin-depth look at Python 2.4 examines how it has become even easierfor you to tell a computer what tasks you want it to do in anenvironment where you are in control.

What you will learn from this book

  • Methods that can be used to quickly develop Web applicationsand scientific applications and to incorporate databases
  • How to master system tasks on Linux,® Windows,®andMac OS® X platforms
  • How to handle — and recover from — any unforeseenproblems
  • Ways in which Python prides itself on its consistency, control,and ability to cope with change
  • How Python incorporates modules, exceptions, dynamic typing,and very high level dynamic types and classes

Who this book is for

This book is for anyone who wants to learn how to program withPython or who wants to quickly learn how to use Python for rapiddevelopment of applications for the Web, scientific applications,bioinformatics, and applications for system tasks.

Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learning programminglanguages and technologies easier than you think, providing astructured, tutorial format that will guide you through all thetechniques involved.

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