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Beginning Python: From Novice to Professional

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"Beginning Python: From Novice to Professional" is the most comprehensive book on the Python ever written. Based on "Practical Python," this newly-revised book is both an introduction and practical reference for a swath of Python-related programming topics, including addressing language internals, database integration, network programming, and web services. Advanced topics ...more
Paperback, 604 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Apress (first published January 1st 2005)
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Rodrigo Pérez
May 04, 2015 Rodrigo Pérez rated it really liked it
Easy to read, with good examples and advices.
Ji
Jan 10, 2016 Ji rated it liked it
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I haven't really finished reading every piece of it, but it's good enough to call it a closure - and I might keep it for future reference. Given that I had pretty low expectation of this book based on its title, it's surprisingly well written and covered quite some non-trivial grounds for beginning Python programming. It's worth recommending for a Python beginner's book - substantial, and well ordered indeed.
Paul Childs
May 24, 2014 Paul Childs rated it liked it
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Good book for learning the basics. It gave me a good understanding of basic Python programming and syntax. There were chapters within that introduced working with graphics, networking, files and such. These chapters are not always as complete as one might wish, but they do give you an idea of what is involved which for this book is enough.
Tadas Talaikis
Jun 04, 2015 Tadas Talaikis rated it really liked it
You can go insane when trying to recall how to differentiate between R, Pythin, Lua, etc. (?) Maybe I should end my search for ideal solution for my needs and go for Matlab instead. Open source changes too fast and what worked yesterday, today needs a lot of time fixing. Books here are dead in 21st century.
Mike Han
Sep 22, 2011 Mike Han rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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It was such thorough introduction to python. Although my brain has failed to retain 100% of the information, I certainly know now where to look if the need shall ever arise for me to do anything with python. Quite certainly a useful start to the language.
Gian Luca
Jan 20, 2012 Gian Luca rated it really liked it
Buon libro per iniziare a studiare Python, anche se lo stile dell'autore, che cerca di essere colloquiale, tende ad essere a volte confusionario, saltando da un concetto all'altro in un libero flusso di pensieri...
Roman Gonzalez
Apr 24, 2014 Roman Gonzalez rated it really liked it
This was a great introduction on Python programming, I did a quick reading (over a week) in 2007 for my projects in University, and I was able to get really a good quality code project going on.
John Svazic
Apr 20, 2011 John Svazic rated it really liked it
Excellent book, especially for someone new to Python. It's a little old (doesn't cover Python 3.x in detail) but the concepts are sound and gave me a solid grasp on the language.
Mahmoud Tantawy
Apr 17, 2012 Mahmoud Tantawy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good for beginners into even programming not just Python, can be a bit boring if you are not new into programming.
Definitely will use it as reference whenever i need help.
Mohammad Shaker
Jul 30, 2012 Mohammad Shaker rated it liked it
Start from very basic level, as it assume u have barely ntn with programming before, although it's good indeed.
Kailai Shao
Jan 23, 2012 Kailai Shao rated it really liked it
right book to begin python-learning, however a bit garrulous sometimes
Adnane
May 05, 2012 Adnane rated it it was amazing
It's the best for who is new in programming python :)
Rodney
very easy to read and understand.
Nicholas
I stopped learning this to learn ruby.
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