[Chicago] Recommended Reading

Chris Foresman foresmac at gmail.com
Tue Dec 30 16:51:16 CET 2014

I’d reccommend:

- Python in Practice by Mark Summerfield: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0321905636/ref=sr_1_1?tag=foresmac-20 <http://www.amazon.com/dp/0321905636/ref=sr_1_1?tag=foresmac-20>
- Python Essential Reference by David Beazley: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0672329786/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?tag=foresmac-20 <http://www.amazon.com/dp/0672329786/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?tag=foresmac-20>
- Python Cookbook by David Beazley & Brian Jones: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0672329786/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?tag=foresmac-20 <http://www.amazon.com/dp/0672329786/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?tag=foresmac-20>

David Beazley (@dabeaz) is based in Chicago and runs an intensive Python training program from his office: http://dabeaz.com/chicago/index.html <http://dabeaz.com/chicago/index.html>

Chris Foresman
chris at chrisforesman.com

> On Dec 25, 2014, at 5:20 PM, Philip House <philiphouse2015 at u.northwestern.edu> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I had some questions about recommended reading for next steps as a developer, specifically in Python.  For some context, I'm a computer science student preparing to graduate and I'm looking to learn more and grow my understanding of Python and how it can be used.  I've used Python for web applications, some basic scripting, and a few other small applications.  
> I've read Code Complete, and I'm currently in the process of reading the Pragmatic Programmer, however I'm looking for a more technical book to expand my toolset and skillset.  Are there any good Python books that you would recommend as an aspiring software developer?  Or any books that you read when you were first getting started that helped a lot? I'm pretty open to reading anything that will help!
> Thank you! Let me know if there's any other things that would be helpful to know in making book recommendations as well :)
> Phil
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