From the Back Cover
The authoritative DEITEL™ LIVE-CODE™ introduction to Python programming
This new book by the world's leading programming language textbook authors carefully explains how to use Python as a general-purpose programming language and how to program multi-tier, client/server, database-intensive, Internet- and Web-based applications.
Dr. Harvey M. Deitel and Paul J. Deitel are the founders of Deitel & Associates, Inc., the internationally-recognized corporate-training and content-creation organization specializing in Python, Visual Basic® .NET, C#, Visual C++® .NET, Java™, C++, C, XML, Perl, Internet, Web, wireless and object technologies. The Deitels are the authors of several worldwide #1 programming-language textbooks, including Java How to Program, 4/e, C++ How to Program, 3/e and Internet & World Wide Web How to Program, 2/e.
In Python How to Program, the Deitels and their colleagues, Jonathan Liperi and Ben Wiedermann, discuss topics you need to build complete Web-based applications, including:
- Python Server Pages/CGI
- GUI/Tkinter/Python Mega Widgets
- File Processing/Serialization
- Modules/Classes/Class Attributes
- Class Customization/Method Overriding
- Control Structures/Functions/Inheritance
- String Manipulation/Regular Expressions
- Lists/Tuples/Dictionaries/Data Structures
- Process Management/Multithreading
- Interprocess Communication
- Exceptions/XML Processing
- Security/Restricted Execution
Python How to Program includes extensive pedagogic features:
- Hundreds of LIVE-CODE™ programs with screen captures that show exact outputs
- World Wide Web and Internet resources to encourage further research
- Hundreds of tips, recommended practices and cautions—all marked with icons
Python How to Program is the centerpiece of a complete family of resources for teaching and learning Python, including Web sites ( www.deitel.com , www.prenhall.com/deitel and www.InformIT.com/deitel ) with the book's source-code examples and other information for faculty, students and professionals;( Python Multimedia Cyber Classroom ) containing hyperlinks, solutions to half the book's exercises and audio walkthroughs of the book's code examples; and e-mail access to the authors at deitel@deitel
For information on worldwide Deitel on-site seminars and to subscribe to the Deitel Buzz e-mail newsletter, visit: www.deitel.com
For information on current and forthcoming Deitel/Prentice Hall publications including How to Program Series books, Multimedia Cyber Classrooms Complete Training Courses (which include DEITEL™ books and Cyber Classrooms) and Web-Based Training Courses please see the last few pages of this book.
About the Author
Dr. Harvey M. Deitel, CEO and Chairman of Deitel & Associates, Inc., has 41 years experience in the computing field, including extensive industry and academic experience. Dr. Deitel earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. from Boston University. He worked on the pioneering virtual-memory operating-systems projects at IBM and MIT that developed techniques now widely implemented in systems such as UNIX, Linux and Windows NT. He has 20 years of college teaching experience, including earning tenure and serving as the Chairman of the Computer Science Department at Boston College before founding Deitel & Associates, Inc., with his son, Paul J. Deitel. He is the author or co-author with Paul Deitel of several dozen books and multimedia packages and is writing many more. With translations published in Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, French, Polish, Italian and Portuguese, Dr. Deitel's texts have earned international recognition. Dr. Deitel has delivered hundreds of professional seminars to major corporations, government organizations and various branches of the military.
Paul J. Deitel, Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of Deitel & Associates, Inc., is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management, where he studied Information Technology. Through Deitel & Associates, Inc., he has delivered Java, C, C++ and Internet and World Wide Web courses to industry clients including Compaq, Sun Microsystems, White Sands Missile Range, Rogue Wave Software, Boeing, Dell, Stratus, Fidelity, Cambridge Technology Partners, Open Environment Corporation, One Wave, Hyperion Software, Lucent Technologies, Adra Systems, Entergy, CableData Systems, NASA at the Kennedy Space Center, the National Severe Storm Laboratory, IBM and many other organizations. He has lectured on C++ and Java for the Boston Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery and has taught satellite-based Java courses through a cooperative venture of Deitel & Associates, Inc., Prentice Hall and the Technology Education Network. He and his father, Dr. Harvey M. Deitel, are the world's best-selling Computer Science textbook authors.
Jonathan Liperi is a senior at Boston University where he has been accepted into the Computer Science department's BA/MA program. He will earn his Master's degree in Computer Science in May 2003. His coursework has included advanced algorithms, queueing theory, computer architecture, computer networks, artificial intelligence, computer graphics, database systems, software engineering and various programming courses (C, C++, Python and Java).
Ben Wiedermann graduated from Boston University magna cum laude with a degree in Computer Science and a minor in Theater Arts. Ben plans to pursue post-graduate work in programming-language theory. Other Deitel publications to which he has contributed include Java How to Program, Fourth Edition; C++ How to Program, Third Edition; Perl How to Program; Internet and World Wide Web How to Program, Second Edition; XML How to Program; e-Business & e-Commerce How to Program and C How to Program, Third Edition.