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Alex Martelli spent 8 years with IBM Research, winning three Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards. He then spent 13 as a Senior Software Consultant at think3 inc, developing libraries, network protocols, GUI engines, event frameworks, and web access frontends. He has also taught programming languages, development methods, and numerical computing at Ferrara University and other venues. He's a C++ MVP for Brainbench, and a member of the Python Software Foundation. He currently works for AB Strakt, a Python-centered software house in G teborg, Sweden, mostly by telecommuting from his home in Bologna, Italy. Alex's proudest achievement is the articles that appeared in Bridge World (January/February 2000), which were hailed as giant steps towards solving issues that had haunted contract bridge theoreticians for decades.
Anna Martelli Ravenscroft has a background in training and mentoring, particularly in office technologies. She brings a fresh perspective to Python with a focus on practical, real-world problem solving. Anna is currently pursuing a degree at Stanford University and often pair programs (in Python) with her husband and children.
David Ascher is the lead for Python projects at ActiveState, including Komodo, ActiveState's integrated development environment written mostly in Python. David has taught courses about Python to corporations, in universities, and at conferences. He also organized the Python track at the 1999 and 2000 O'Reilly Open Source Conventions, and was the program chair for the 10th International Python Conference. In addition, he co-wrote Learning Python (both editions) and serves as a director of the Python Software Foundation. David holds a B.S. in physics and a Ph.D. in cognitive science, both from Brown University.
I was very happy with this item. It meet my expectations and work as described.Published 4 months ago by Gerald D Schure
You think the book is good, check out Alex Martelli's stackoverflow profile. Chances are if you have searched for a Python question on Google, an Alex Martelli answer probably... Read morePublished 20 months ago by michaelDubs
my kid's bought this for me for christmas a while ago. nice book likely a newer one that covers python 3.3Published 24 months ago by david21001
A cookbook is a set of top-level dishes and concise instructions about how to prepare them.
The "Python Cookbook" is emphatically not that! Read more
I was hoping to get something like the perl cook book, bu was a bit dissapointed. The book is less organized and less informative compared to the perl book. Read morePublished on September 12, 2012 by Lars Christoffersen
Book provides numerous examples divided into logical groups (operations with text, numbers, databases etc.). It is easy to navigate and find helpful code. Read morePublished on April 18, 2012 by Zoli