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Learn More Python 3 the Hard Way: The Next Step for New Python Programmers (Zed Shaw’s Hard Way Series) 1st Edition
Transform Your Ideas into High-Quality Python Code!
Zed Shaw has perfected the world’s best system for becoming a truly effective Python 3.x developer. Follow it and you will succeed—just like the tens of millions of programmers he’s already taught. You bring the discipline, commitment, and persistence; the author supplies everything else.
In Learn Python 3 the Hard Way, Zed Shaw taught you the basics of Programming with Python 3. Now, in Learn More Python 3 the Hard Way, you’ll go far beyond the basics by working through 52 brilliantly crafted projects. Each one helps you build a key practical skill, combining demos to get you started and challenges to deepen your understanding. Zed then teaches you even more in 12 hours of online videos, where he shows you how to break, fix, and debug your code.
First, you’ll discover how to analyze a concept, idea, or problem to implement in software. Then, step by step, you’ll learn to design solutions based on your analyses and implement them as simply and elegantly as possible. Throughout, Shaw stresses process so you can get started and build momentum, creativity to solve new problems, and quality so you’ll build code people can rely on.
- Manage complex projects with a programmer’s text editor
- Leverage the immense power of data structures
- Apply algorithms to process your data structures
- Master indispensable text parsing and processing techniques
- Use SQL to efficiently and logically model stored data
- Learn powerful command-line tools and skills
- Combine multiple practices in complete projects
It’ll be hard at first. But soon, you’ll just get it—and that will feel great!
This course will reward you for every minute you put into it. Soon, you’ll go beyond merely writing code that runs: you’ll craft high-quality Python code that solves real problems. You’ll be a serious Python programmer.
Perfect for Everyone Who’s Already Started Working with Python, including Junior Developers and Seasoned Python Programmers Upgrading to Python 3.6+
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Book Review by MasterBlaster
I love this book
If you’re a beginner or you’re just looking for code to copy-pasta, this book isn’t for you.
Yes, the early projects in the book instruct you to build copies of Unix tools. The projects are helpful and I’ve learned a lot doing them.
The projects later on in the book are focused on data structures and algorithms and there are more code samples in that section.
You also build a small ORM in the course of the book.
What this book is really about, is teaching the reader a way to approach larger projects in an organized and thoughtful manner, and to track their successes and failures and use that information to improve their process and become a better programmer.
If you’re competent with Python but you’re not sure what the next step is, this book could be helpful to you. It’s more about using Python as a tool to investigate your own process, how you think and approach problems, than it is about showing you specific Python techniques. There are a hundred decent books that show you specific information, there are zero other books like this one (that I’ve found). Exactly what I needed.
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About the Author
Zed A. Shaw is the author of the popular online books Learn Python 3 the Hard Way, Learn Python the Hard Way, Learn Ruby the Hard Way, and Learn C the Hard Way.He is also the creator of several open source software projects and has been programming and writing for nearly 20 years. Most of his free time is devoted to the study of painting and art history.