In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Python in 24 Hours will help you get started fast, master all the core concepts of programming, and build anything from websites to games. Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll move from the absolute basics through functions, objects, classes, modules, database integration, and more. Every lesson and case study application builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success!
Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Python development tasks.
Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge.
Notes present interesting information related to the discussion.
Tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks.
Warnings alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them.
Learn how to…
Install and run the right version of Python for your operating system
Store, manipulate, reformat, combine, and organize information
Create logic to control how programs run and what they do
Interact with users or other programs, wherever they are
Save time and improve reliability by creating reusable functions
Master Python data types: numbers, text, lists, and dictionaries
Write object-oriented programs that work better and are easier to improve
Expand Python classes to make them even more powerful
Use third-party modules to perform complex tasks without writing new code
Split programs to make them more maintainable and reusable
Clearly document your code so others can work with it
Store data in SQLite databases, write queries, and share data via JSON
Simplify Python web development with the Flask framework
Quickly program Python games with PyGame
Avoid, troubleshoot, and fix problems with your code