New Book: Programming in Python 3

Mark Summerfield mark at
Thu Dec 4 10:11:49 CET 2008


Now that Python 3 final has been released I thought it would be a good
time to mention that there's a new book to go with it:

"Programming in Python 3:
A Complete Introduction to the Python Language"
ISBN 0137129297

I've been working on this for more than a year, testing the examples
against every Python 3 alpha and beta, and against the final release
(using Python's unit test and doctest modules of course:).

The book has just gone into production and should be available in print
at the end of this month in the U.S., and a month or two later
elsewhere. The book's web page has links to a draft of the introduction
and to safari books online where you can read extracts.

The book is aimed at a wide audience, but assumes some programming
experience (not necessarily Python, not necessarily object-oriented). It
teaches solid procedural style programming, then builds on that to teach
solid object-oriented programming, and then goes on to more advanced
topics (e.g., including a nice way to create validated attributes by
combining class decorators with descriptors). But even newcomers to
Python 3 should be able to write useful (although small and basic)
programs after reading chapter 1, and then go on to create larger and
more sophisticated programs as they work through the chapters.

Mark Summerfield, Qtrac Ltd,

<p><a href="">Programming in Python 3</a>
- A new book on the Python 3 language. (04-Dec-08)

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