You're already a smart person, you don't need a 1000+ page book to get you started on the web's fastest growing programming platform. Instead, Learn Python in One Hour delivers on the promise of code literacy while saving your most precious commodity - time itself. Volkman's innovative programming-by-example approach means you focus on usage, not mindless detail. Based on the author's sold-out live seminars, you'll see Python's flexible coding technique in action as we refactor from script to procedural to object-oriented during actual problem solving.
In a twelve-lesson progression, you'll be exposed to this and more:
Basic file input and output operations, incuding exceptions
Using functions to compute and return multiple values
Basic elements of a class definition and how to call methods
Lists, dictionaries, sets, and other collections
Iteration through collections, files, sorted sets
Searching strings with regular expressions (regex)
Client and server programs for REST methods
Using threads in Python for multiple tasks
CGI-BIN programming for simple HTML Forms processing
Six most common Python pitfalls
Take the One Hour challenge and see if you too can pick up 90% of syntax and semantics in less time than you probably spend commuting each day.
About the Author Victor R. Volkman graduated cum laude from Michigan Technological University with a BS in Computer Science in 1986. Since then, he has written for numerous publications, including The C Gazette, C++ Users Journal, Windows Developers Journal, and many others. He has taught college-level programming courses at Washtenaw Community College and has served on its Computer Information Science (CIS) Faculty Advisory Board for more than a decade. Volkman says Python helped him "rediscover the joy of programming again."