Python 3 in Anger
Python 3 in Anger
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Python 3 in Anger

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Last updated on 2017-02-23

About the Book

I suggest this book for everyone who wants to learn Python 3.

My intention is to make this book a useful support for university course students to understand concepts from the classes like CSCI-A 201 or CS 160. I help this understanding with examples from simple to complex.

Until it is finished, you can buy the book for a discounted price. The final book will be around $25.

This book will contain the following topics:

  • Differences between Python 2.7 and 3.x
  • Python implementations and Installation (Python interpreter, modules with pip)
  • Variables and basic types (numbers, strings)
  • Basic operators
  • Basic string operators
  • String formatting
  • Date and time
  • Tuples
  • Lists
  • Dictionaries
  • Sets
  • Generators
  • List comprehension
  • Conditions (boolean operators, is, in, not)
  • Loops
  • Functions
  • Multiple function arguments
  • Partial functions
  • Decorators
  • Classes and objects
  • Code introspection
  • Modules and packages
  • File I/O
  • Exception handling
  • Database access
  • Networking
  • Parallelism
  • XML processing
  • Website scraping
  • Sending mails

Table of Contents

  •  
    • Preface
      • Why should I care?
      • What does “in Anger” mean?
      • What will I do exactly?
      • Prerequisites
      • Length of the book
      • LeanPub
      • Example code
  • Beginning Python
    • 1. Introduction to Python
      • 1.1 Differences between Python versions 2 and 3
      • 1.2 Installing and running Python 3.5
      • 1.3 Some Python easter eggs
    • 2. Basic syntax and operators
      • 2.1 The print function
      • 2.2 Basic syntax
      • 2.3 Basic operators
      • 2.4 Script files
      • 2.5 Using other modules
    • 3. Variables and basic types
      • 3.1 Variables
      • 3.2 Basic types
      • 3.3 Datatype conversions
    • 4. First exercise: Hello World!
      • 4.1 Spam in the interpreter
      • 4.2 Spam as a script
    • 5. Numbers and strings
      • 5.1 Numbers in anger
      • 5.2 Strings in anger
    • 6. Exercise: Strings in anger
      • 6.1 Using variables and string formatting
      • 6.2 Mad libs
      • 6.3 Calculating the area of a rectangular shape
      • 6.4 Flop-Flip
      • 6.5 String analyzer
    • 7. Date and time
      • 7.1 Ticks
      • 7.2 Time tuples
      • 7.3 Datetime
      • 7.4 Calendars
    • 8. Collections (tuples, lists, sets, dictionaries)
      • 8.1 Lists
      • 8.2 Tuples
      • 8.3 Sets
      • 8.4 Dictionaries
    • 9. Exercise: Some collections in Anger
      • 9.1 Magic 8 ball
      • 9.2 Choose a winner
    • 10. Decision making with conditionals
      • 10.1 About conditionals
      • 10.2 The life is not just True or False
      • 10.3 Ternary operator in Python
      • 10.4 Best practices with conditionals
      • 10.5 Applying the learned methods
    • 11. Loops
      • 11.1 Modifying the control flow in the loop’s body
      • 11.2 for loops
      • 11.3 while loops
      • 11.4 Improving the “FizzBuzz” game
    • 12. Exercise: Writing real scripts
      • 12.1 Number comparison
      • 12.2 Rock-Paper-Scissors
      • 12.3 Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock
      • 12.4 Guess the number
    • 13. Functions
      • 13.1 Defining a function
      • 13.2 Calling functions
      • 13.3 Return values
      • 13.4 Optional parameters
      • 13.5 Keyword arguments
      • 13.6 Docstrings
      • 13.7 Function overloading
    • 14. Exercise: Functions for good
      • 14.1 Triangle sides
      • 14.2 Palindrome words, phrases and sentences
      • 14.3 Number-size
      • 14.4 Guess the number – The return
      • 14.5 Time difference
    • 15. Some words about variable scopes
      • 15.1 Global scope
      • 15.2 Local scope
      • 15.3 Changing a global variable
    • 16. Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
      • 16.1 General object-orientation
      • 16.2 When to use OO?
    • 17. Python and OOP
      • 17.1 self
      • 17.2 Attribute visibility
      • 17.3 Class variables / attributes, functions
      • 17.4 Other default functions of classes
      • 17.5 Defining a class with type
      • 17.6 Changing the base classes for a class
      • 17.7 An example
    • 18. Packaging functionality into modules and packages
      • 18.1 What are modules?
      • 18.2 Static imports
      • 18.3 Installing libraries (modules and packages)
      • 18.4 Creating a simple module
      • 18.5 Using our module
      • 18.6 the dir() function
      • 18.7 What are packages?
      • 18.8 Creating our own package
      • 18.9 Using our package
      • 18.10 Creating packages for everyone
  • Advanced Python
    • 19. Generators, list- and dictionary-comprehension
      • 19.1 Generators
      • 19.2 Comprehensions
    • 20. Variable number of function arguments
      • 20.1 Simple variable number of arguments
      • 20.2 Variable key-value-pair arguments
      • 20.3 Mixing these types of variable number of arguments
      • 20.4 Conclusion
    • 21. Partial and nested functions, closures
      • 21.1 Closures
      • 21.2 What makes closures special?
      • 21.3 How to create a closure?
      • 21.4 What are closures good for?
      • 21.5 Late binding of closures
    • 22. Exception handling in Python
      • 22.1 What are exceptions?
      • 22.2 Catching an exception
      • 22.3 try-except-finally
      • 22.4 Raising an exception
      • 22.5 Conclusion
    • 23. File I/O
      • 23.1 File objects
      • 23.2 Reading files
      • 23.3 Writing to files
      • 23.4 Example: adding a leaderboard to the ‘Guess the Number’ game
      • 23.5 Homework
      • 23.6 Opening files with
      • 23.7 Conclusion
    • 24. Website scraping
    • 25. Testing Python code
      • 25.1 Why writing tests?
      • 25.2 Module tests
      • 25.3 doctest
      • 25.4 Unit tests
      • 25.5 Other libraries
      • 25.6 Conclusion
    • Interesting Python libraries
      • mypy
      • nose
      • http.server
      • matplotlib
      • Requests
      • PeeWee
      • PyGame
      • prettytable
      • progressbar
      • uuid
    • Python 3 Cheat Sheet
      • Lists
      • Sets
      • Dictionaries
      • Sorting
      • File I/O
  • Notes

About the Author

Gábor László Hajba
Gábor László Hajba

Gabor Laszlo Hajba is IT Consultant with a core competence of Java and Python. As the CEO of the JaPy Szoftver Kft in Sopron, Hungary he is responsible for designing and developing customer needs in the enterprise software world. Beside this he holds workshops about Java 8 and Java Enterprise Edition.

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