Books for programmers

Matt mr.edel at
Tue Jun 3 12:32:49 CEST 2008


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.

And for GUI programming I use the official wxPython book. Both books are 
really worth their money and with some programming skills there's no 
need to read every line because it's easy to navigate through the books 
and find the function/structure/whatever you're looking for.

Best regards,

V wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm a C++, Java and C programmer, and I'm searching for a (preferably
> printed) book that teaches me the "Python idioms", i.e. the "Python
> way" of doing something.
> Ideally, I'm searching for a book like "Effective C++" or "Effective
> Java", that does not lose time teaching what is a class, or a
> function, or a loop, but that enters into details and describes not
> only the "how", but also the "why".
> I read the book "Dive into Python", but I found too schematic and not
> enough advanced for my interests.
> I generally do not like books from O'Reilly, while I prefere those
> from Addison Wesley.
> Best regards.

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