Books for programmers

Mike Driscoll kyosohma at
Tue Jun 3 15:42:51 CEST 2008

On Jun 3, 5:45 am, V <vdu... at> wrote:
> Hi Matt,
> and thank you very much for your answer.
> > Hm, depends of course, how good your programming skills are in the
> > languages you knwo already, but I rely on the book "Beginning Python -
> > From Novice to Professional" by Magnus Lie Hetland, published by Apress.
> I think that I'm interested in a more advance book, ideally one that
> talk of the Python gotchas, traps, pitfall, idioms, performance,
> stile, and so on. I really like the style used from Scott Meyers in
> his Effective C++ series, or from Herb Sutter's Exceptional C++, but
> after a quick look I did not find anything similar for Python...
> Best regards.

I agree with Rick. "Core Python Programming" by Chun is pretty good.
However, Lutz's "Programming Python" is also very good and has a few
big example programs to walk through. You might also find the Python
Cookbooks handy.

There's also "Python Power!" by Matt Telles, which is more of a
reference book although not quite as dry as "Python Essential
Reference" was.


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