Introducing Your Guide to Learning Python
Treading on Python is designed to bring developers and others who are anxious to learn Python up to speed quickly. Not only does it teach the basics of syntax, but it condenses years of experience. You will learn warts, gotchas, best practices, and hints that have been gleaned through the years--in just days. You will hit the ground running--and running in the right way.
Python is an incredible language. It is powerful and applicable in many areas. It is used for automation of simple or complex tasks, numerical processing, web development, interactive games, and more. Whether you are a programmer coming to Python from another language, managing Python programmers, or wanting to learn to program, it makes sense to cut to the chase and learn Python the right way. You could scour blogs, websites, and much longer tomes if you have time. Treading on Python lets you learn the hints and tips to be Pythonic quickly.
You'll learn the best practices without wasting time searching or trying to force Python to be like other languages. I've collected all the gems I've gleaned over years of writing and teaching Python.
Python is a programming language that lets you work more quickly and integrate your systems more effectively. You can learn to use Python and see almost immediate gains in productivity and lower maintenance costs.
What you will learn:
Distilled best practices and tips
How interpreted languages work
Using basic types such as strings, integers, and floats
Best practices for using the interpreter during development
The difference between mutable and immutable data
Sets, lists, and dictionaries and when to use each
Gathering keyboard input
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