Beginning Python

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  • by Peter C. Norton, Alex Samuel, David Aitel,
    & Eric Foster-Johnson, et al
  • ISBN: 978-0764596544
  • August 2005
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Overview

Beginning Python provides a getting-started manual for learning Python, introducing the most important concepts in the Python programming language. Covering Python for the very beginners, this book goes from the basics of Python syntax and scripts to more complex subjects such as modules. It includes user interfaces, databases, networking, text processing, and Python in the enterprise.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Programming Basics and Strings
  • Chapter 2: Numbers and Operators
  • Chapter 3: Variables—Names for Values
  • Chapter 4: Making Decisions
  • Chapter 5: Functions
  • Chapter 6: Classes and Objects
  • Chapter 7: Organizing Programs
  • Chapter 8: Files and Directories
  • Chapter 9: Other Features of the Language
  • Chapter 10: Building a Module
  • Chapter 11: Text Processing
  • Chapter 12: Testing
  • Chapter 13: Writing a GUI with Python
  • Chapter 14: Accessing Databases
  • Chapter 15: Using Python for XML
  • Chapter 16: Network Programming
  • Chapter 17: Extension Programming with C
  • Chapter 18: Writing Shareware and Commercial Programs
  • Chapter 19: Numerical Programming
  • Chapter 20: Python in the Enterprise
  • Chapter 21: Web Applications and Web Services
  • Chapter 22: Integrating Java with Python
  • Appendix A: Answers to Exercises
  • Appendix B: Online Resources
  • Appendix C: What’s New in Python 2.4
  • Glossary
  • Index

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