[Chicago] Recommended Reading

Geoff Brown geoffbrown at comcast.net
Wed Dec 31 02:54:24 CET 2014


If I could only take one book with me on a desert island to get better 
at programming it would be Skiena, The Algorithm Design Manual. This 
book just crushed it for me. I consider it a journeyman's course for 
software development.

Taking only one Python book would be almost impossible. ;) These three 
are the ones I reference the most.

     The Python Standard Library By Example - (This is really nuts and 
bolts for the Python language)
     Mastering Object Oriented Python - ( Everything's an object! ;))
     Learning Python Design Patterns - (Great initial exposure to design 
pattern programming)


> On Thu, Dec 25, 2014 at 5:20 PM, Philip House 
> <philiphouse2015 at u.northwestern.edu 
> <mailto: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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