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Acknowledgments I wouldn t have even started this project if not for the endless encouragement from my lovely wife, Angel. She s been my sounding board, my task manager, my copy editor and my own personal cheerleader. There s no way I could do anything like this without her help and support. I d also like to thank my technical reviewer, George, for everything he s done to ...more
Paperback, 341 pages
Published June 30th 2010 by Apress (first published January 1st 2010)
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George Silva
Nov 26, 2013 George Silva rated it liked it
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I think this is an ok book. It covers a lot of python in-depth, but not as much as I would think. There's a lot of basic explanations that I don't think should be on this book.

I've read a similar book by the same author, Pro Django, and looks like some of the parts are borrowed from each book.

It's an interesting book however, but I fell is not a must.
Jascha
Apr 24, 2015 Jascha rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Any expert Python programmer knows that the selection of books covering advanced topics is quite limited. With its rosy title, Pro Python, whose second edition recently hit the shelves, definitely targets that reduced group of customers. Keeping these few people well fed is not as easy as it may seem. Simply talking about stuff that starts with a double underscore is not enough. Not at all. In this small list of advanced reads, this title stands in the middle: it gives the reader some good gem, ...more
Mike
Dec 20, 2011 Mike rated it really liked it
Update: I finally finished this, and refer to it quite a bit since it's easy to carry a bag full of tech books on the kindle now. I think the bits on advanced python code patterns and usage of things like decorators and closures and all the functools stuff were the most useful to me. I was able to begin using these techniques right after reading the chapter, and I am always finding new ways to apply them in both my day job and the game development I'm invariably always working on.

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Alexander Mostovenko
Oct 09, 2014 Alexander Mostovenko rated it really liked it
I think this is ok book for python developers. Covers a lot of features in depth. Took me quite a lot of time to read this book.
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