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Apr 22nd, 2001 08:04
Sheila King, unknown unknown
There a lots, Go to http://www.python.org/psa/bookstore/ for a list. The manning and oreilly books have sample chapters online you could look at. A range of books that should be useful when starting out with Python: - "Quick Python" by Harms, and McDonald. - If you already program, David Beasly's "Python Essential Reference" is very good. Another plus is that the book is high quality. It covers 1.5.2, is tight fast text with no little fluffy animal or snakes writhing through the text, just down to the bone reading. Snoopy :-)) wrote: If you are New to Programming, then In addition to the Tutorials found on Python's Home Page, you should get as the 1st. choice "Teach Yourself Python in 24hrs". BTY: "Learning Python" is also a very good book, but as a Newbie I found it quite overwhelming, to the point that I almost stopped learning Python. On the other hand I am very happy that I bought the "Teach Yourself Python in 24hrs". I find it considerable easier to comprehend the concepts, etc. You can read the book online at the following: http://www.pauahtun.org/TYPython/ Paul Winkler wrote: OTOH, I got "Learning Python" and I've found that after reading just the first half of the book and doing maybe 1/4 of the exercises, I had a very good grasp of the language, including classes and exceptions (both new ideas to me). From there the next step is to skim the second half looking for useful bits, or poke around in the library reference manual. But then, it did take more than 24 hours. :) [Alessandro Bottoni] I LOVE this book: "Learning Python" by Mark Lutz and David Ascher Published by O'Reilly ISBN 1565924649 It is concise, exhaustive, clean and well-organized. > How about a book about Python and XML? [Alessandro Bottoni] There is just one, and it is quite good: "XML processing with Python" By Sean McGrath Published by Prentice-Hall ISBN 013211192 > How about a book about Python for web site development? [Alessandro Bottoni] Unfortunately, the only existing book on this topic is out of print: "Internet Programming with Python" By Aaron Watters and James Ahlstrom Published by M&T Books ISBN 1558514848 If you are working on Windows, buy this book: "Python Programming on Win32" By Mark Hammond and Andy Robinson Published by O'Reilly ISBN 1565926218 If you have to develop GUIs, buy this book: "Python and Tkinter programming" By John Grayson Published by Manning ISBN 1884777813 I, Sheila King, would like to add a recent update to this FAQ: You might try this newly released book: "Core Python Programming" by Wesley J. Chun published by Prentice Hall ISBN 0130260363 I've recently acquired it and found it to be quite helpful. It has also received a number of positive comments from others in the comp.lang.python newsgroup.
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