The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Python: Best Practices for Development

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Author: Kenneth Reitz, Tanya Schlusser
Pub Date: 2016
ISBN: 978-1-491-93317-6
Pages: 338
Language: English
Format: PDF/EPUB
Size: 10 Mb

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Python takes the journeyman Pythonista to true expertise. More than any other language, Python was created with the philosophy of simplicity and parsimony. Now 25 years old, Python has become the primary or secondary language (after SQL) for many business users. With popularity comes diversity—and possibly dilution.
This guide, collaboratively written by over a hundred members of the Python community, describes best practices currently used by package and application developers. Unlike other books for this audience, The Hitchhiker’s Guide is light on reusable code and heavier on design philosophy, directing the reader to excellent sources that already exist.

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Table of Contents

Part I. Getting Started
1. Picking an Interpreter
2. Properly Installing Python
3. Your Development Environment

Part II. Getting Down to Business
4. Writing Great Code
5. Reading Great Code
6. Shipping Great Code

Part III. Scenario Guide
7. User Interaction
8. Code Management and Improvement
9. Software Interfaces
10. Data Manipulation
11. Data Persistence

Appendix A. Additional Notes