The Big Book of Small Python Projects (No Starch Press)
Wednesday, 21 July 2021

This collection of 81 Python projects will have you making digital art, games, animations, counting programs, and more right away. Al Sweigart shows how the code works, and explains how to experiment by adding your own custom touches. These simple, text-based programs are 256 lines of code or less. And whether it’s a vintage screensaver, a snail-racing game, a clickbait headline generator, or animated strands of DNA, each project is designed to be self-contained so you can easily share it online.

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Author: Al Sweigart
Publisher: No Starch Press
Date: June 2021
Pages: 432
ISBN: 978-1718501249
Print: 1718501242
Kindle: B08FH9FV7M
Audience: Novice Python developers
Level: Introductory
Category: Python

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  • Hangman, Blackjack, and other games to play against your friends or the computer
  • Simulations of a forest fire, a million dice rolls, and a Japanese abacus
  • Animations like a virtual fish tank, a rotating cube, and a bouncing DVD logo screensaver
  • A first-person 3D maze game
  • Encryption programs that use ciphers like ROT13 and Vigenère to conceal text

 

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