Speak the language of Python and understand its syntax
Use Python to build programs and simplify development
Work with Python building blocks, strings, dictionaries, and sets
Grasp the basics of procedural and object-oriented programming
Make sense of Python—and get in the programming game
Get started with the dynamic and powerful Python programming language—even if you’ve never written a line of code! Drawing on his vast programming experience, expert author John Paul Mueller guides you step-by-step through the syntax and logic of Python to get you started with programming, and provides plenty of real-world examples along the way.
Speak your computer’s language — discover how programming is a form of communication, understand why Python is so cool, and write your first application
Start talking the talk — find out how to store and modify information, control how Python views data, make simple decisions using the “if” statement, and process data using the “for” statement
Perusing in Python — get the lowdown on interacting with modules, working with strings, managing lists, creating and using classes, and collecting all sorts of data
The sky’s the limit — take your skills to the next level and start performing advanced tasks like storing data in files and sending an e-mail
Be a Python pro — find amazing programming resources, ways to make a living with Python, cool programming tools, and more
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How Python compares to other programming languages
John Paul Mueller is a technical editor and freelance author who has written on topics ranging from database management to heads-down programming, from networking to artificial intelligence. He is the author of Start Here!™ Learn Microsoft Visual C#® 2010.