Learn only the essential aspects of Python without cluttering up your mind with features you may never use. This compact book is not a "best way to write code" type of book; rather, the author goes over his most-used functions, which are all you need to know as a beginner and some way beyond.
Lean Python takes 58 Python methods and functions and whittles them down to 15: as author Paul Gerrard says, "I haven't found a need for the rest."
What You'll Learn
- Discover lean Python and how to learn just enough to build useful tools
- Use Python objects, program structure, I/O, modules and more
- Handle errors and exceptions
- Test your code
- Access the Web; do searching; and persist data
Who This Book Is For
This book is aimed at three categories of reader: The experienced programmer – if you already know aprogramming language, this book gives you a shortcut tounderstanding the Python language and some of its designphilosophy.
You work in IT and need a programming primer – youmight be a tester who needs to have more informedtechnical discussions with programmers. Working throughthe examples will help you to appreciate the challenge ofgood programming.
First-timer – you want a first book on programming thatyou can assimilate quickly to help you decide whetherprogramming is for you.