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Learn Python the Hard Way: A Very Simple Introduction, 3rd Edition
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  • Title Learn Python the Hard Way: A Very Simple Introduction to the Terrifyingly Beautiful World of Computers and Code
  • Author(s) Zed Shaw
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional, 3 edition (October 14, 2013); eBook (Updated Continuously)
  • Paperback 320 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321884914
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321884916
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Book Description

In this book, you値l learn Python by working through 52 brilliantly crafted exercises. Read them. Type their code precisely. (No copying and pasting!) Fix your mistakes. Watch the programs run. As you do, you値l 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.

Zed Shaw has perfected the world痴 best system for learning Python. Follow it and you will succeed頬ust like the hundreds of thousands of beginners Zed has taught to date! You bring the discipline, commitment, and persistence; the author supplies everything else.

It値l Be Hard At First. But Soon, You値l Just Get It泡nd That Will Feel Great!

This tutorial will reward you for every minute you put into it. Soon, you値l know one of the world痴 most powerful, popular programming languages. You値l be a Python programmer.

  • 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
About the Authors
  • Zed A. Shaw is the author of the popular online books Learn Python the Hard Way, Learn Ruby the Hard Way, and Learn C the Hard Way. He is also the creator of several open source software projects like Mongrel, Lamson, Mongrel2, and has been programming and writing for nearly 20 years.
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