- Paperback: 436 pages
- Publisher: Banner of Truth; New edition edition (July 1, 1975)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0851514588
- ISBN-13: 978-0851514581
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 128 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #779,649 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments Paperback – July 1, 1975
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One particular recipe that I liked was 9.1 on how to time a function. When I am using Python I often need to time the code, and usually I need to look up how to do it. This example created a decorator function for timing. It makes it so that you can just put @timethis on top of a function and see how long it takes to execute. I appreciated how elegant this solution was as opposed to the way I was implementing it.
Most examples are self contained and all the code examples that I tried worked. Additionally, there is a GitHub that the authors created which provides all the code for the examples if you do not want type it yourself. The examples themselves were applied to real world problems; I could see how the recipe was used clearly. When the authors felt they could not provide an entire solution in the text, they point the correct place to visit online.
The range in topics was impressive. I found the most challenging chapters to be 9, 12, and 15 which were on metaprogramming, concurrency, and C Extensions. At the beginning of the book the recipes cover topics you would expect like data structures and algorithms, strings, and generators. I found myself surprised that I had not seen a lot of the techniques and solutions before. They were well crafted solutions, and I appreciated how much time and detail the authors must have spent to gather the information.
This is a great reference to have by your side when programming in Python.
I just bought this today. Unlike some early technical Kindle books I've purchased, the formatting is excellent. Kudos to the authors and publisher. But when I first browsed the content with Kindle-Android on my 7" tablet (Nexus), I still found it frustrating to read. Next, I tried my laptop with a 14" screen - better. And then tried it on my PC with a large monitor and found reading and jumping around the content much more productive and pleasurable. Switched back to the tablet, I changed the text settings to minimums for font size, margin size, line spacing and entered full-screen mode. Result: much better! That said, I still found the much larger screen area on my PC monitor preferable.
Bottom Line: Buy this for great Python 3.3 code and advice in a flexible format.
Although I appreciate and enjoy the content, I do not appreciate having to work so hard to keep it all contained. It defeats the purpose of having a book.
It is taking me a while to fully appreciate this work. You have to engage a lot of thought to work out what is written at times. But this is why we get books like this, isn't it? I purchased the hardbound copy. Since this would probably be a book you may often reference (if you end up liking it) I would recommend getting a paper back copy, then taking it to your local office/stationary store and have them spiral bound it. Some of my classmates did this and I'm very envious of them. :)