Use Python to Become AWESOME at Your Job (Book + Video)


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Use Python to Become AWESOME at Your Job

About the Book

Use Python to code away the boring parts of your job.

Topics we will cover:

  • Read/Write Ms Word/Pdf files
  •  Automatic report generation
  • Automate system admin tasks. Write scripts that run at fixed times
  • Monitor a file for changes, and run a script when it changes
  • Website automation, including logging into websites, and getting data hidden behind login pages, clicking on buttons etc. Achieved!
  •  Combining data from dozens of files (Excel, text, Csv), removing bad data , and optionally, graphing it.
  • Working with large folder structures, hundreds of files, including removing duplicate files.
  • Multiprocessing: Use all cores on the same machine.
  • Distributed processing: Use external servers to offload tasks
  • Using C/C++ to speed up your code. A section on Numba, a just in time compiler that aims to speed up your code without having to use C/C++

A virtual machine (Vagrant based) will be provided, so you can start coding immediately.

About the Author

Shantnu Tiwari
Shantnu Tiwari

Shantnu trained as an Electronics Engineer, and spent several years working with low level code, including DSPs,  embedded systems and embedded Linux.

  Soon, he grew disillusioned by fixing dangling pointers, memory leaks, race conditions, bugs which only appeared once every two weeks.

In desperation, Shantnu threw up his hands and said, “Lord! Is there more than life to this?”

And that night, SpongBob SquarePants appeared in his dream. “My son,” he said, “try Python. It will fix all your problems.”

And Shantnu did, and lo! All was well.

And now, Shantnu is sharing the love…

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • Setting Up Your System
  • Chapter 1: Reading Variables
    • Reading from the command line
    • Reading From a Config File
    • Reading Environment Variables
  • Chapter 2: Replacing Command Line Scripts with Python
    • Replacing our Ugly Bash Script
    • Bash Quote Hell
    • Monitor high CPU programs and kill any using greater than 90%
    • Interactive Command line Programs
  • Chapter 3 Advanced Command Line Examples
    • Clean up dozens of files and directories
    • Cleaning many dirty Python files
    • Check if a file has been modified, and if it has, run a script
    • SSH into a remote machine, and run commands there
    • Initial setup
  • Chapter 4 Working with Excel, Doc, Pdf and Html Files
    • Combine data from multiple files, clean it, and graph it
    • Read a Docx file
    • Read and Write Pdf files
    • Automatic Report Creation: Docx and Html
  • Chapter 5 Web Scraping and Web Automation
    • Starting with simple scraping
    • Getting the price from a web page
    • Automating Web Browsers with Selenium
    • Login to Reddit using Selenium
  • Chapter 6 Multiprocessing and Distributed Processing
    • Multiprocessing in Python
    • Distributed Processing
  • Chapter 7 Speed up your Code with C: Cython and Numba
    • Cython
    • Numba
    • Conclusion
  • Be Awesome

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