Beginning Programming with Python For Dummies
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: August 2014
Pages: 408

Learn to:

  • 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

Open the book and find:

  • How Python compares to other programming languages
  • Plain-English explanations of how Python works
  • Useful Python applications
  • Guidance on interacting with Python
  • Ways to create and use functions
  • Tips for dealing with errors
  • How to perform advanced tasks
  • Where to go for further resources
  • Ten libraries you need to know about
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