Advanced Python Programming - Second Edition

By Quan Nguyen
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About this book

Python's powerful capabilities for writing robust and efficient programs make it one of the most sought-after programming languages. In this book, you'll explore the tools that allow you to improve performance and take your Python programs to the next level.

This book starts by examining the built-in as well as external libraries that streamline tasks in the development cycle, such as benchmarking, profiling, and optimizing. You'll then get to grips with using specialized tools such as dedicated libraries and compilers to increase your performance at number-crunching tasks, including training machine learning models. The book covers concurrency, a major solution to making programs more efficient and scalable, and various concurrent programming techniques such as multithreading, multiprocessing, and asynchronous programming. You'll also understand the common problems that cause undesirable behavior in concurrent programs. Finally, you'll work with a wide range of design patterns, including creational, structural, and behavioral patterns that enable you to tackle complex design and architecture challenges, making your programs more efficient and robust.

By the end of the book, you'll be exposed to a wide range of advanced functionalities in Python and be equipped with the practical knowledge needed to apply them to your use cases.

Publication date:
March 2022

About the Author

  • Quan Nguyen

    Quan Nguyen is a Python programmer and machine learning enthusiast. He is interested in solving decision-making problems under uncertainty. Quan has authored several books on Python programming and scientific computing. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in computer science at Washington University in St. Louis, researching Bayesian methods in machine learning.

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