- Paperback: 560 pages
- Publisher: No Starch Press; 1 edition (November 1, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1593276036
- ISBN-13: 978-1593276034
- Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 1.3 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 284 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,342 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Python Crash Course: A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Programming 1st Edition
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|User Experience Level||Beginners||Beginners||Readers who know Python basics||Intermediate||Experienced||Experienced|
|For readers who want to…||Use Python to automate tedious computer tasks||Get a fast-paced, thorough introduction to Python and create three substantial projects from scratch||Delve into high school-level math topics using Python||Write Python-based offensive security tools on the fly||Explore Python’s versatility with imaginative programming projects||Automate security tasks, discover vulnerabilities, and write their own hacking tools|
|Tools Covered||Regular Expressions, Requests, Beautiful Soup, OpenPyXL, PyPDF2, PyAutoGUI||PyGame, matplotlib, Pygal, Django||matplotlib, SymPy||Scapy, openCV, BurpSuite, ctypes, Paramiko, urllib2||matplotlib, Numpy, OpenGL, Pillow, Arduino, Raspberry Pi||PyDBG, Immunity Debugger, Sulley, IDA Python, PyEMU, PyDev, ctypes|
|Compatible with Python Version||Python 3||Python 2 & 3||Python 3||Python 2||Python 2 & 3||Python 2|
|Page Count||504 pp.||560 pp.||264 pp.||192 pp.||352 pp.||216 pp.|
About the Author
Eric Matthes is a high school science and math teacher living in Alaska where he teaches Introduction to Python. He has been writing programs since he was five years old.
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The thing that I love most about this book is the way the author's just jumps into the meat and potatoes without sacrificing any substance. I was able to follow the exercises and do them based solely on what I had learned as well. This is a major point since many books make learning not fun and dry. Furthermore, as an avid gamer I fully appreciated the connection between the tools and a logical purpose of them. I've got the big fat Python book with the animal on it and was discouraged by its size. I purchased this book with a book on Machine Learning in Python as well.
To sum up, it's a great buy and well worthy of your time if you're trying to get some basic Python knowledge. Extra kudos for writing examples in both Python 2.7 and 3.
I'll write again if my views change after having tackled the projects section. For now I recommend this book whole-heartedly. It is fantastic.
I highly recommend this book. Just not the electronic version.
I'm a complete, absolute, know-nothing, beginner on programming. I should note I barely finished Chapter 2 (Variables and Simple Data), but it is a good 60 pages in, and I absolutely love the presentation of the concepts. Additionally, the author provides you with checkpoints titled "Try it Yourself" and instead of overwhelming you with a list of problems so long that you fear missing out on important reinforcement, there are anywhere from 1-5 problems to reinforce a concept.
If you're an absolute beginner to programming like myself, I absolutely recommend the book!
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If you have programmed in other languages, your will fly through the first couple hundred pages in 15 minutes because he covers everything very clean, and...Read more
Hope the author can write more advanced Programming books ;)