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Secret Recipes of the Python Ninja

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Learn
  • Know the differences between .py and .pyc files 
  • Explore the different ways to install and upgrade Python packages
  • Understand the working of the PyPI module that enhances built-in decorators
  • See how coroutines are different from generators and how they can simulate multithreading
  • Grasp how the decimal module improves floating point numbers and their operations
  • Standardize sub interpreters to improve concurrency
  • Discover Python’s built-in docstring analyzer
About

This book covers the unexplored secrets of Python, delve into its depths, and uncover its mysteries.

You’ll unearth secrets related to the implementation of the standard library, by looking at how modules actually work. You’ll understand the implementation of collections, decimals, and fraction modules. If you haven’t used decorators, coroutines, and generator functions much before, as you make your way through the recipes, you’ll learn what you’ve been missing out on.

We’ll cover internal special methods in detail, so you understand what they are and how they can be used to improve the engineering decisions you make. Next, you’ll explore the CPython interpreter, which is a treasure trove of secret hacks that not many programmers are aware of. We’ll take you through the depths of the PyPy project, where you’ll come across several exciting ways that you can improve speed and concurrency.

Finally, we’ll take time to explore the PEPs of the latest versions to discover some interesting hacks.

Features
  • Access built-in documentation tools and improve your code.
  • Discover how to make the best use of decorator and generator functions
  • Enhance speed and improve concurrency by conjuring tricks from the PyPy project
Page Count 380
Course Length 11 hours 24 minutes
ISBN 9781788294874
Date Of Publication 20 May 2018
Introduction
What are PEPs?
PEP 556 – Threaded garbage collection
PEP 554 – Multiple subinterpreters
PEP 551 – Security transparency
PEP 543 – Unified TLS API

Authors

Cody Jackson

Cody Jackson is a disabled military veteran, the founder of Socius Consulting, an IT and business management consulting company in San Antonio, Texas, and a co-founder of Top Men Technologies with Scott Thompson. He is currently employed at CACI International as the lead ICS/SCADA modeling and simulations engineer. He has been involved in the tech industry since 1994, when he left Gateway Computers to join the Navy as a nuclear chemist and radcon technician. Prior to joining CACI, he worked at ECPI University as a computer information systems adjunct professor. He is a self-taught Python programmer, and is the author of Learning to Program Using Python and Secret Recipes of the Python Ninja. He holds an Associate in Science degree in electromechanical technology, a Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering technology, and a Master of Science degree in IT management, as well as numerous IT certifications.