Python for PHP developers
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Python for PHP developers

About the Book

Does Python have a "composer" system? How do data structures like sets, tuples and dictionaries relate to PHP arrays? How do I create SOLID objects when all methods and properties are always public in Python?

This book will cover everything you need to know about Python as a PHP developer.

While there are many Python beginner tutorials out there, none of them really talk about Python with a PHP developer in mind. This book is written for PHP developers who want to start learning Python. It starts with the regular foundations, but this book will talk about how they relate back to PHP so it will be easier to grasp.

About the Author

Joshua Thijssen
Joshua Thijssen

Joshua Thijssen is a freelance consultant and trainer. His daily work consists of maintaining code bases, working on different projects and helping other to achieve higher standards in both coding and thinking. He is author of the PHP|Architect book "Mastering the SPL library" and the Symfony Rainbow Series, founder of the Dutch Web Alliance and regular speaker at national and international conferences.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • About this book
      • Python code snippets
    • About PHP
      • Pro’s and cons of PHP
    • About Python
      • Pro’s and cons of Python
      • Python 2 or 3?
      • Python is not Python
      • Python IDEs
  • A bit of Python
    • Basics
      • Hello world
      • A real program
    • Python types
    • Dictionaries, sets, lists and tuples
      • Lists
      • Dictionaries
      • Sets
      • Tuples
    • Control structures
    • Functions
      • Positional arguments
      • Variable arguments
      • Variable keyword arguments
      • Lambdas
    • Classes
      • Defining a simple class
      • Properties
      • Constructors
      • Docstrings
      • Visibility, and the lack thereof
      • Static methods
      • Interfaces and Abstract classes
      • Final classes
      • Extending multiple classes
  • A bit more Python
    • Modules and packages
      • Modules
      • Builtin modules
      • Packages
    • Installing packages with pip
    • Virtual environments with virtualenv
      • Installing packages
  • A bit more advanced Python
    • Unit testing and code coverage
      • Simple testing with unittest
      • Code coverage
      • Other testing tools
    • Meta programming
    • Multithreaded programming
      • Timers
      • Locks
  • A lot more Python
    • Numpy
    • PyGame
      • A simple road game
    • OpenCV
      • Trying to recognize faces from your webcam
  • Notes

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