Python in PracticeSummerfield, MarkEnglishAddison-Wesley20149780321905635A textbook that teaches some
intermediate and advanced Python 3 programming techniques.https://www.qtrac.eu/pipbook.htmlPython
Python in Practice
Create Better Programs Using Concurrency,
Libraries, and Patterns
by Mark Summerfield
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This book is aimed at existing Python programmers who want to take their
Python programming to the next level. (Those new to Python 3 should
read Programming in Python 3 first.)
The book's first few chapters show how to implement the programming
design patterns in Python 3 to produce more elegant and
maintainable code. The book then goes on to look at how to improve
program performance using concurrency, using external libraries written
in C or C++, and using compiled Python. The book also introduces a couple
of approaches to high-level networking that allow programmers to focus
on their application logic and leave the low-level details to
libraries. Then, the book introduces GUI programming with Tkinter. And
the book finishes up with a chapter on 3D graphics using OpenGL.
The book is packed with examples that not only illustrate the major
topics it covers, but which also demonstrate many useful Python features
and idioms. The book also introduces many modules both from the standard
library and from important third-party libraries.
The book is 336 pages, and is published by Addison-Wesley Professional.
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