Effective Python: 59 Specific Ways to Write Better Python (Effective Software Development Series)

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It’s easy to start writing code with Python: that’s why the language is so immensely popular. However, Python has unique strengths, charms, and expressivity that can be hard to grasp at first — as well as hidden pitfalls that can easily trip you up if you aren’t aware of them. Effective Python will help you harness the full power of Python to write exceptionally robust, efficient, maintainable, and well-performing code. Utilizing the concise, scenario-driven style pioneered in Scott Meyers’s best-selling Effective C++, Brett Slatkin brings together 59 Python best practices, tips, shortcuts, and realistic code examples from expert programmers.

Through realistic examples, Slatkin uncovers little-known Python quirks, intricacies, and idioms that powerfully impact code behavior and performance. You’ll learn how to choose the most efficient and effective way to accomplish key tasks when multiple options exist, and how to write code that’s easier to understand, maintain, and improve.

Drawing on his deep understanding of Python’s capabilities, Slatkin offers practical advice for each major area of development with both Python 3.x and Python 2.x. Coverage includes:

  • Algorithms
  • Objects
  • Concurrency
  • Collaboration
  • Built-in modules
  • Production techniques
  • And more

Each section contains specific, actionable guidelines organized into items, each with carefully worded advice supported by detailed technical arguments and illuminating examples. Using Effective Python, you can systematically improve all the Python code you write: not by blindly following rules or mimicking incomprehensible idioms, but by gaining a deep understanding of the technical reasons why they make sense.

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Effective Python


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Author by : Brett Slatkin
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2015-02-01
Publisher by : Pearson Education

It's easy to start writing code with Python: that's why the language is so immensely popular. However, Python

Effective Python


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Author by : Brett Slatkin
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2015-02-12
Publisher by : Addison-Wesley Professional

“Each item in Slatkin’s Effective Python teaches a self-contained lesson with its own source code. This ma

Effective Ruby


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Author by : Peter J. Jones
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2014-09-08
Publisher by : Addison-Wesley Professional

If you’re an experienced Ruby programmer, Effective Ruby will help you harness Ruby’s full power to write

Effective Debugging


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Author by : Diomidis Spinellis
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2016-07-01
Publisher by : Addison-Wesley Professional

Every software developer and IT professional understands the crucial importance of effective debugging. Often,

Pro Python


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Author by : Marty Alchin
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2010-12-28
Publisher by : Apress

You’ve learned the basics of Python, but how do you take your skills to the next stage? Even if you know eno

Writing Idiomatic Python 2 7 3


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Author by : Jeff Knupp
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2013-02-06
Publisher by : Jeff Knupp

The "Writing Idiomatic Python" book is finally here! Chock full of code samples, you'll learn the "Pythonic" w

Expert Python Programming


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Author by : Tarek Ziade
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2008-09-19
Publisher by : Packt Publishing Ltd

Best practices for designing, coding, and distributing your Python software.

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