Python Books

Brian Zhou brian_zhouNOSPAM at
Thu Aug 23 22:17:56 CEST 2001

Just to add I found reading

    Design Patterns
    The Design Patterns Smalltalk Companion

together very helpful, because Python is closer to Smalltalk than C++.


"kosh" <kosh at> wrote in message
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> Relfx wrote:
> > I was wandering if anyone here read the few books that are out there for
> > python. Lately the only set of books i have seen that give alot of info
> > are the O'Reilly editions such Learning and Programming with python.
> >
> >     Are these books the best to have considering I'm still moving up the
> > ladder of programming? Also are there going to more publications to
> > support python programming?
> Another book to consider getting is the python essential reference. I find
> it to be a great book when programming since it has the information in a
> rather concise format. Learning books are designed for learning and don't
> tend to make very good reference manuals.
> Two other books that are not python books that I consider indispensible
> Refactoring and Design Patterns. These books cover some core issues of OO
> work and refactoring techniques work very nicely with python. If applied
> properly they can help you save a lot of time by helping you improve the
> design of your program as you go. I know it seems strange but if you
> constantly do the work to keep your design clean you can add new features
> faster then if you keep trying to hack features in.

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