Beyond the Basic Stuff with Python (No Starch Press)
Wednesday, 30 December 2020

This book takes the next step beyond the basics covering the skills for becoming a capable, confident software developer. More than a mere collection of advanced syntax and masterful tips for writing clean code, Al Sweigart shows how to advance your Python programming skills by using the command line and other professional tools like code formatters, type checkers, linters, and version control. The book covers best practices for setting up a development environment, naming variables, and improving readability, then tackles documentation, organization and performance measurement, as well as object-oriented design and the Big-O algorithm analysis commonly used in coding interviews.

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Author: Al Sweigart
Publisher: No Starch Press
Date: December 2020
Pages: 384
ISBN: 978-1593279660
Print: 1593279663
Kindle: B07S2N8Q48
Audience: Python developers
Level: Intermediate
Category: Python

  • Coding style, and how to use Python's Black auto-formatting tool for cleaner code
  • Common sources of bugs, and how to detect them with static analyzers
  • How to structure the files in your code projects with the Cookiecutter template tool
  • Functional programming techniques like lambda and higher-order functions
  • How to profile the speed of your code with Python's built-in timeit and cProfile modules
  • The computer science behind Big-O algorithm analysis
  • How to make your comments and docstrings informative, and how often to write them
  • How to create classes in object-oriented programming, and why they're used to organize code

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