Python Automation Cookbook

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Learn
  • Get to grips with scraping a website to detect changes
  • Search and process raw sales files to aggregate information in spreadsheets
  • Explore techniques to extract information from an Excel spreadsheet and generate exciting reports with graphs
  • Discover the techniques required to generate random, print-friendly codes to be used as single-use coupons
  • Automatically generate a marketing campaign, contacting the recipients over different channels
  • Identify and implement precise solutions
About

Have you been doing the same old monotonous office work over and over again? Or have you been trying to find an easy way to make your life better by automating some of your repetitive tasks? Through a tried and tested approach, understand how to automate all the boring stuff using Python.

The Python Automation Cookbook helps you develop a clear understanding of how to automate your business processes using Python, including detecting opportunities by scraping the web, analyzing information to generate automatic spreadsheets reports with graphs, and communicating with automatically generated emails.

You’ll learn how to get notifications via text messages and run tasks while your mind is focused on other important activities, followed by understanding how to scan documents such as résumés. Once you’ve gotten familiar with the fundamentals, you’ll be introduced to the world of graphs, along with studying how to produce organized charts using Matplotlib. In addition to this, you’ll gain in-depth knowledge of how to generate rich graphics showing relevant information.

By the end of this book, you’ll have refined your skills by attaining a sound understanding of how to identify and correct problems to produce superior and reliable systems.

Features
  • Automate integral business processes such as report generation, email marketing, and lead generation
  • Build your first web application that scrapes data and accesses websites' APIs
  • Create graphic-rich charts, graphs, and maps using Matplotlib
Page Count 398
Course Length 11 hours 56 minutes
ISBN 9781789133806
Date Of Publication 26 Sep 2018

Authors

Jaime Buelta

Jaime Buelta has been a professional programmer since 2002 and a full-time Python developer since 2010, and has been exposed to a lot of different technologies over his career. He has developed software for a variety of fields and industries, including aerospace, networking and communications, industrial SCADA systems, video game online services, and finance services. As part of these companies, he worked closely with various areas, such as marketing, management, sales, and game design, helping the companies achieve to their goals. He is a strong proponent of automating everything and making computers do most of the heavy lifting so users can focus on the important stuff. He is currently living in Dublin, Ireland, and has been a regular speaker at PyCon Ireland.