[Edu-sig] Training or cert

Eric Frost eric.frost at mp2kmag.com
Wed Mar 14 07:36:59 CET 2007

> Any other recommendation?

I'll start that I'm travelling this week so weight was a consideration..

I bought two books so far:

Python Phrasebook by Brad Dayley, it looks like it's from Sams Publishing. I love that it starts with only a very simple reference 
and then launches into examples, the whole book is short examples. Very smart, just like a phrasebook for brushing up on practical 
German or something.

And Python Pocket Reference from O'Reilly --
"Updated to cover Python 2.4, Python Pocket Reference, 3rd Edition is the perfect on-the-job reference. For experienced Python 
developers, this book is a compact toolbox that delivers need-to-know information at the flip of a page. This third edition also 
includes an easy-lookup index to help developers find answers fast! The Python Pocket Reference, 3rd Edition serves as the perfect 
companion to Learning Python and Programming Python."

I'm not actually sure I have the latest version, it's so small I cannot find it right now in my hotel room :-(. Must be in jacket or 
something. But anyway I was tickled by the deliberate brevity and compactness, there is no author information for instance. It ends 
with "Always look in the bright side of life." in the Python tips sections which is perhaps the only digression, yet still practical 
as well.

So this is the start of my "education", just thought I'd follow up and share.



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