The Quick Python Book, 4th Edition (MEAP V01)

The Quick Python Book, 4th Edition (MEAP V01)

English | 2024 | ISBN: 9781633436336 | 185 pages | PDF,EPUB | 3.5 MB

A fast-paced introduction to Python for intermediate developers–now with coverage of generative AI!

The Quick Python Book has helped over 100,000 developers get up to speed in Python. This revised Fourth Edition covers Python’s latest features, control structures, and libraries, plus new coverage of working with AI-generated Python code.

The Quick Python Book, Fourth Edition includes
Python syntax, data structures, and best practices
Python as an object oriented language
Common Python libraries
Basic data handling with Python
Using AI code generation tools with Python

Whether you’re new to Python or looking to advance your basic skills, The Quick Python Book, Fourth Edition will get you writing effective Python code fast. It concisely covers programming basics, while introducing Python's comprehensive standard library and unique features in depth and detail. You'll also learn to make the best use of AI coding tools like Copilot and Google's Colaboratory (Colab), comparing and contrasting human and AI code, and developing a mindset that can make the most of AI.

about the book
The Quick Python Book, Fourth Edition is the definitive guide to the Python language, written by Python authority and former Chair of the Python Software Foundation Board or Directors Naomi Ceder. With the personal touch of a skilled teacher, Naomi beautifully balances details of the language with the insights and advice you need to handle any task. You’ll learn skills you can turn to doing almost anything with Python—from analyzing data, to writing scripts, and even developing software. Plus, quick-check questions, end-of-chapter labs, and a final case study all help consolidate your knowledge.

about the reader
For readers familiar with the basics of programming who are interested in learning Python.

about the author
Naomi Ceder has been learning, teaching, and writing about Python since 2001. An elected fellow of the Python Software Foundation, Naomi is a past chair of its board of directors, and in 2022 became the seventh person to receive the PSF Distinguished Service Award. She also speaks internationally about the Python community and inclusion and diversity in technology in general.

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