Expert Python Programming - Second Edition

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Learn
  • Conventions and best practices that are widely adopted in the python community
  • Package python code effectively for community and production use
  • Easy and lightweight ways to automate code deployment on remote systems
  • Improve your code’s quality, reliability, and performance
  • Write concurrent code in python
  • Extend python with code written in different languages
About

Python is a dynamic programming language, used in a wide range of domains by programmers who find it simple, yet powerful. Even if you find writing Python code easy, writing code that is efficient and easy to maintain and reuse is a challenge.

The focus of the book is to familiarize you with common conventions, best practices, useful tools and standards used by python professionals on a daily basis when working with code.

You will begin with knowing new features in Python 3.5 and quick tricks for improving productivity. Next, you will learn advanced and useful python syntax elements brought to this new version. Using advanced object-oriented concepts and mechanisms available in python, you will learn different approaches to implement metaprogramming. You will learn to choose good names, write packages, and create standalone executables easily.

You will also be using some powerful tools such as buildout and vitualenv to release and deploy the code on remote servers for production use. Moving on, you will learn to effectively create Python extensions with C, C++, cython, and pyrex. The important factors while writing code such as code management tools, writing clear documentation, and test-driven development are also covered.

You will now dive deeper to make your code efficient with general rules of optimization, strategies for finding bottlenecks, and selected tools for application optimization.

By the end of the book, you will be an expert in writing efficient and maintainable code.

Features
  • Based on the latest stable version of Python (version 3.5)
  • Creating well manageable code that will run in various environments with different sets of dependencies
  • Packed with advanced concepts and best practices to write efficient Python code
Page Count 536
Course Length 16 hours 4 minutes
ISBN 9781785886850
Date Of Publication 19 May 2016

Authors

Tarek Ziadé

Tarek Ziadé is a Python developer located in the countryside near Dijon, France. He works at Mozilla in the services team. He founded a French Python user group called Afpy, and has written several books about Python in French and English. When he is not hacking on his computer or hanging out with his family, he's spending time between his two passions, running and playing the trumpet.

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You can visit his personal blog (Fetchez le Python) and follow him on Twitter (tarek_ziade).

Michał Jaworski

Michał Jaworski has 10 years' of professional experience in Python. He has been in various roles at different companies, from an ordinary full-stack developer, through software architect, to VP of engineering in a fast-paced start-up company. He is currently a senior backend engineer at Showpad. He is highly experienced in designing high-performance distributed services. He is also an active contributor to many open source Python projects.