Learn Python the Hard Way, 3rd Edition

A Very Simple Introduction to the Terrifyingly Beautiful World of Computers and Code



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Price$29.95 - $31.99
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AuthorZed A. Shaw
PublisherAddison-Wesley
Published2013
Pages320
LanguageEnglish
FormatPaper book / ebook (PDF)
ISBN-100321884914
ISBN-139780321884916
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Zed Shaw has perfected the world's best system for learning Python. Follow it and you will succeed-just like the hundreds of thousands of beginners Zed has taught to date! You bring the discipline, commitment, and persistence; the author supplies everything else.

In Learn Python the Hard Way, 3rd Edition, you'll learn Python by working through 52 brilliantly crafted exercises. Read them. Type their code precisely. Fix your mistakes. Watch the programs run. As you do, you'll learn how software works; what good programs look like; how to read, write, and think about code; and how to find and fix your mistakes using tricks professional programmers use. Most importantly, you'll learn the following, which you need to start writing excellent Python software of your own:
  • Installing a complete Python environment
  • Organizing and writing code
  • Basic mathematics
  • Variables
  • Strings and text
  • Interacting with users
  • Working with files
  • Looping and logic
  • Data structures using lists and dictionaries
  • Program design
  • Object-oriented programming
  • Inheritance and composition
  • Modules, classes, and objects
  • Python packaging
  • Debugging
  • Automated testing
  • Basic game development
  • Basic web development
This tutorial will reward you for every minute you put into it. Soon, you'll know one of the world's most powerful, popular programming languages. You'll be a Python programmer.


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