Effective Python, 2nd Ed (Addison Wesley)
Monday, 25 November 2019

Subtitled 90 Specific Ways to Write Better Python this book aims to show a truly “Pythonic” approach to programming, harnessing Python’s full power to write exceptionally robust and well-performing code. Using a concise, scenario-driven style, author Brett Slatkin brings together 90 Python best practices, tips, and shortcuts, and explains them with realistic code examples. Drawing on years of experience building Python infrastructure at Google, he uncovers little-known quirks and idioms that powerfully impact code behavior and performance. This new edition substantially revises all items from the first edition to reflect how best practices have evolved.

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Author: Brett Slatkin
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Date: November 2019
Pages: 480
ISBN: 978-0134853987
Print: 0134853989
Kindle: B07ZG18BH3
Audience: Python developers
Level: Intermediate
Category: Python

 

  • 30 new actionable guidelines for all major areas of Python
  • Detailed explanations and examples of statements, expressions, and built-in types
  • Best practices for writing functions that clarify intention, promote reuse, and avoid bugs
  • Better techniques and idioms for using comprehensions and generator functions
  • Coverage of how to accurately express behaviors with classes and interfaces
  • Guidance on how to avoid pitfalls with metaclasses and dynamic attributes
  • More efficient and clear approaches to concurrency and parallelism
  • Solutions for optimizing and hardening to maximize performance and quality
  • Techniques and built-in modules that aid in debugging and testing
  • Tools and best practices for collaborative development

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