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About the Book
Python 201 is the sequel to my first book, Python 101. If you already know the basics of Python and now you want to go to the next level, then this is the book for you! This book is for intermediate level Python programmers only. There won't be any beginner chapters here. This book is based on Python 3.
The book will be broken up into five parts. Here's how:
Part I - Intermediate Modules
Chapter 1 - The argparse module
Chapter 2 - The collections module
Chapter 3 - The contextlib module (Context Managers)
Chapter 4 - The functools module (Function overloading, caching, etc)
Chapter 5 - All about imports
Chapter 6 - The importlib module
Chapter 7 - The itertools module
Chapter 8 - The re module (An Intro to Regex in Python)
Chapter 9 - The typing module (Type Hinting)
Part II - Odds and Ends
Chapter 10 - generators / iterators
Chapter 11 - map, filter, reduce
Chapter 12 - unicode
Chapter 13 - benchmarking
Chapter 14 - encryption
Chapter 15 - Connecting to databases
Chapter 16 - super
Chapter 17 - descriptors (magic methods)
Chapter 18 - Scope (local, global and the new non_local)
Part III - Web
Chapter 19 - Web scraping
Chapter 20 - Working with web APIs
Chapter 21 - ftplib
Chapter 22 - urllib
Part IV - Testing
Chapter 23 - Doctest
Chapter 24 - unittest
Chapter 25 - mock
Chapter 26 - coverage.py
Part V - Concurrency
Chapter 27 - The asyncio module
Chapter 28 - The threading module
Chapter 29 - The multiprocessing module
Chapter 30 - The concurrent.futures module
About the Author
Michael has been programming with Python since 2006. He is the author of the popular Python blog, The Mouse Vs. the Python. Michael has been a technical reviewer for Packt Publishing and No Starch Press. He is also a contributor on Real Python.
He also co-authored The Essential Core Python Cheat Sheet for DZone.
Michael released his first book, Python 101, June 3rd, 2014. He wrote the follow up, Python 201: Intermediate Python and published it in the summer of 2016. He is also the author of wxPython Cookbook from Apress as well as Python Interviews from Packt Publishing.
Michael is currently working on some new books as well.