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Python Tricks: A Buffet of Awesome Python Features Paperback – October 25, 2017
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Dan Bader is a software developer and consultant who helps Python programmers take their coding skills to the next level. His articles, videos, and trainings reach over half a million developers per year. Dan has more than 15 years of experience in software design and development and holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Computer Science. Find out more about Dan at www.dbader.org.
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I consider my Python level to be intermediate. I have completed reading 100 pages(1/3 of the book). Although the content is decent, this feels like it is targeted more towards beginner(not an absolute beginner) than intermediate level. I am hardly learning anything new that is already not in Fluent Python (which is a big ass book in comparison but provides better understanding of the Pythonic tricks) or in Raymond Hettinger or David Beazley’s videos on YouTube.
I will update the review once I finish reading the entire book.
Update: I finished reading the book and I still stand by what I said earlier. If you have time and patience, go with Fluent python. Other than the new style string formatting, rest of the content is mostly covered in that.
That does not mean this is not a good book. I really loved some of the chapters like generators, iterators. The examples were more simple and easy to understand. Overall, I found this book to be more of a tutorial than a reference material. Mainly because I use the excellent pymotw website for the Collections part of the book.