The Python 3 Standard Library by Example 2nd Ed (Addison Wesley)
The Python 3 Standard Library by Example 2nd Ed (Addison Wesley)
Monday, 10 July 2017

The Python 3 Standard Library contains hundreds of modules for interacting with the operating system, interpreter, and Internet–all extensively tested and ready to jump-start application development. Author Doug Hellmann introduces every major area of the Python 3.x library through source code and output examples.

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The book has code for working with text, data structures, algorithms, dates/times, math, the file system, persistence, data exchange, compression, archiving, crypto, processes/threads, networking, Internet capabilities, email, developer and language tools, the runtime, and packages. The book also introduces Python 3.x’s new libraries, significant functionality changes, and new layout and naming conventions.

Author: Doug Hellmann
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Date: June 2017
Pages: 1456
ISBN: 978-0134291055
Print: 0134291050
Kindle: B072QZZDV7
Audience: Python developers
Level: Intermediate
Category: Python 

 

 

  • Manipulate text with string, textwrap, re (regular expressions), and difflib
  • Use data structures: enum, collections, array, heapq, queue, struct, copy, and more
  • Implement algorithms elegantly and concisely with functools, itertools, and contextlib
  • Handle dates/times and advanced mathematical tasks
  • Archive and data compression
  • Understand data exchange and persistence, including json, dbm, and sqlite
  • Sign and verify messages cryptographically
  • Manage concurrent operations with processes and threads
  • Test, debug, compile, profile, language, import, and package tools
  • Control interaction at runtime with interpreters or the environment.

See our review of the the 2011 edition, The Python Standard Library by Example in which Alex Armstrong awarded a rating of 4 out of 5.

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