PACKT - Learn Programming in Python with Cody Jackson

Organization: PACKT
Publication Date: 29 November 2018
Page Count: 294

Kick-start your development journey with this end-to-end guide that covers Python programming fundamentals along with application development

Key Features

*Gain a solid understanding of Python programming with coverage of data structures and Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)

*Design graphical user interfaces for desktops with libraries such as Kivy and Tkinter *Write elegant, reusable, and efficient code

Book Description

Python is a cross-platform language used by organizations such as Google and NASA. It lets you work quickly and efficiently, allowing you to concentrate on your work rather than the language. Based on his personal experiences when learning to program, Learn Programming in Python with Cody Jackson provides a hands-on introduction to computer programming utilizing one of the most readable programming languages?Python. It aims to educate readers regarding software development as well as help experienced developers become familiar with the Python language, utilizing real-world lessons to help readers understand programming concepts quickly and easily.

The book starts with the basics of programming, and describes Python syntax while developing the skills to make complete programs. In the first part of the book, readers will be going through all the concepts with short and easy-to-understand code samples that will prepare them for the comprehensive application built in parts 2 and 3. The second part of the book will explore topics such as application requirements, building the application, testing, and documentation. It is here that you will get a solid understanding of building an end-to-end application in Python. The next part will show you how to complete your applications by converting text-based simulation into an interactive, graphical user interface, using a desktop GUI framework. After reading the book, you will be confident in developing a complete application in Python, from program design to documentation to deployment.

What you will learn

*Use the interactive shell for prototyping and code execution, including variable assignment

*Deal with program errors by learning when to manually throw exceptions *Employ exceptions for code management

*Enhance code by utilizing Python's built-in shortcuts to improve efficiency and make coding easier

*Interact with files and package Python data for network transfer or storage *Understand how tests drive code writing, and vice versa *Explore the different frameworks that are available for GUI development

Who this book is for

Learn Programming in Python with Cody Jackson is for beginners or novice programmers who have no programming background and wish to take their first step in software development. This book will also be beneficial for intermediate programmers and will provide deeper insights into effective coding practices in Python.