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Python Playground: Geeky Projects for the Curious Programmer

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Python is a powerful programming language that's easy to learn and fun to play with. But once you've gotten a handle on the basics, what do you do next?

Python Playground is a collection of imaginative programming projects that will inspire you to use Python to make art and music, build simulations of real-world phenomena, and interact with hardware like the Arduino and Ras
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published October 31st 2015 by No Starch Press (first published February 25th 2015)
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Karthikeyan Chellappa
Dec 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is one of those rare programming books that is fun to read, and yet suited for the intermediate / advanced python programmer. I reckon even the novices should take a stab at this book, if anything to realize that the true power of Python is not just the simplicity and elegance of the language, but the vast array of open source packages that are available at your disposal to do just about anything, and this book does a great job at demonstrating that. From ASCII art & musical overtones to ha ...more
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Jan 24, 2018 rated it did not like it
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I wanted to like the book, but upon reviewing the code, it just seemed like it would be buggy and sloppy. Good idea. Hard pass.
Taylan Ward
Jun 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
I think that this is a great book for coding and learning new things. I would recommend this to anyone who likes the Python coding language.
Julio Biason
Oct 15, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ibooks, it
When I start to not get a book, one thing I ask myself is: Am I the target audience for this book? 'Cause, you know, I may need to reflect if the book is actually good for beginners instead of people who already know the topic.

And here is the problem with this book: it does a bad job finding its target.

The reason is simple: the code is full of violations of PEP8, something Python beginners should not be exposed to and something expert developers get pissed.

Now, there is nothing wrong with you
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Mahesh
Jan 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am kind of partial to this book. :-)
WKofAngmar
Dec 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book includes the best projects for a programming nerd like me.
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