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Python Crash Course (2nd Edition)

by Eric Matthes

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Publisher Description

Python Crash Course, 2nd Edition is a straightforward introduction to the core of Python programming. Author Eric Matthes dispenses with the sort of tedious, unnecessary information that can get in the way of learning how to program, choosing instead to provide a foundation in general programming concepts, Python fundamentals, and problem solving. Three real world projects in the second part of the book allow readers to apply their knowledge in useful ways.

Readers will learn how to create a simple video game, use data visualization techniques to make graphs and charts, and build and deploy an interactive web application. Python Crash Course, 2nd Edition teaches beginners the essentials of Python quickly so that they can build practical programs and develop powerful programming techniques.

Author Biography

Eric Matthes is a high school math and science teacher living in Alaska who teaches an Introduction to Programming class in Python. He has been writing programs since he was five years old.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition Introduction PART I: Basics Chapter 1: Getting Started Chapter 2: Variables and Simple Data Types Chapter 3: Introducing Lists Chapter 4: Working with Lists Chapter 5: if Statements Chapter 6: Dictionaries Chapter 7: User Input and while Loops Chapter 8: Functions Chapter 9: Classes Chapter 10: Files and Exceptions Chapter 11: Testing Your Code PART II: Projects Project 1: Alien Invasion Chapter 12: A Ship that Fires Bullets Chapter 13: Aliens! Chapter 14: Scoring Project 2: Data Visualization Chapter 15: Generating Data Chapter 16: Downloading Data Chapter 17: Working with APIs Project 3: Web Applications Chapter 18: Getting Started with Django Chapter 19: User Accounts Chapter 20: Styling and Deploying an App Afterword Appendix A: Installing Python Appendix B: Text Editors Appendix C: Getting Help Appendix D: Using Git for Version Control

Review

Recommended reading for a "shining tech career" by Techradar India Python Crash Course was selected as one of the best books for learning Python by Real Python "It has been interesting to see, over the last few years, No Starch Press, which produces this book, growing and producing future classics that should be alongside the more traditional O'Reilly Press programming books. Python Crash Course is one of those books." --Greg Laden, ScienceBlogs

"All of these projects are well thought out and presented in such a way that learning the subject matter and implementing it is much more an enjoyable pastime rather than an onerous task that must be completed. Eric took the time to deal with some rather complex projects and lay them out in a consistent, logical and pleasant manner that draws the reader into the subject willingly, which unfortunately, many authors fail to do." --Full Circle Magazine

"The book is well presented with good explanations of the code snippets. It works with you, one small step at a time, building more complex code, explaining what's going on all the way." --FlickThrough Reviews

"Learning Python with Python Crash Course was an extremely positive experience! A great choice if you're new to Python." --Mikke Goes Coding

Product Details

Author
Eric Matthes
Publisher
No Starch Press,us
ISBN-10
1593279280
ISBN-13
9781593279288
Format
Paperback
Media
Book
Year
2019
Country of Publication
United States
Publication Date
2019-05-07
Subtitle
A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Programming
Pages
544
Short Title
Python Crash Course, 2nd Edition
Language
English
Edition
2nd
Audience
General/Trade