Expert Python Programming – Fourth Edition
Who is this book for
The Python programming book is intended for expert programmers who want to learn Python’s advanced-level concepts and latest features.
Anyone who has basic Python skills should be able to follow the content of the book, although it might require some additional effort from less experienced programmers. It should also be a good introduction to Python 3.9 for those who are still a bit behind and continue to use other older versions.
About this book
This new edition of Expert Python Programming provides you with a thorough understanding of the process of building and maintaining Python apps. Complete with best practices, useful tools, and standards implemented by professional Python developers, this fourth edition has been extensively updated. Become familiar with the latest Python improvements, syntax elements, and interesting tools to boost your development efficiency.
The initial few chapters will allow experienced programmers coming from different languages to transition to the Python ecosystem. You will explore common software design patterns and various programming methodologies, such as event-driven programming, concurrency, and metaprogramming. You will also go through complex code examples and try to solve meaningful problems by bridging Python with C and C++, writing extensions that benefit from the strengths of multiple languages. Finally, you will understand the complete lifetime of any application after it goes live, including packaging and testing automation.
By the end of this book, you will have gained actionable Python programming insights that will help you effectively solve challenging problems.
About the Authors
Michał Jaworski has more than 10 years of professional experience in writing software using various programming languages. He has written several high-performance and distributed backend services for web applications. He has been serving various roles at multiple companies, from an ordinary software engineer to lead software architect. His beloved language of choice has always been Python.
Tarek Ziadé is a Software Engineer, located in Burgundy, France. He works at Elastic, building tools for developers. Before Elastic, he worked at Mozilla for 10 years. Tarek founded a French Python User group called Afpy. He has written several articles on the Python programming language for various magazines and also a few books in French and English.