Summary Professional developers know the many benefits of writing application code that’s clean, well-organized, and easy to maintain. By learning and following established patterns and best practices, you can take your code and your career to a new level. With Practices of the Python Pro, you’ll learn to design professional-level, clean, easily maintainable software at scale using the incredibly popular programming language, Python. You’ll find easy-to-grok examples that use pseudocode and Python to introduce software development best practices, along with dozens of instantly useful techniques that will help you code like a pro. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the technology Professional-quality code does more than just run without bugs. It’s clean, readable, and easy to maintain. To step up from a capable Python coder to a professional developer, you need to learn industry standards for coding style, application design, and development process. That’s where this book is indispensable. About the book Practices of the Python Pro teaches you to design and write professional-quality software that’s understandable, maintainable, and extensible. Dane Hillard is a Python pro who has helped many dozens of developers make this step, and he knows what it takes. With helpful examples and exercises, he teaches you when, why, and how to modularize your code, how to improve quality by reducing complexity, and much more. Embrace these core principles, and your code will become easier for you and others to read, maintain, and reuse. What's inside Organizing large Python projects Achieving the right levels of abstraction Writing clean, reusable code Inheritance and composition Considerations for testing and performance About the reader For readers familiar with the basics of Python, or another OO language. About the author Dane Hillard has spent the majority of his development career using Python to build web applications. Table of Contents: PART 1 WHY IT ALL MATTERS 1 ¦ The bigger picture PART 2 FOUNDATIONS OF DESIGN 2 ¦ Separation of concerns 3 ¦ Abstraction and encapsulation 4 ¦ Designing for high performance 5 ¦ Testing your software PART 3 NAILING DOWN LARGE SYSTEMS 6 ¦ Separation of concerns in practice 7 ¦ Extensibility and flexibility 8 ¦ The rules (and exceptions) of inheritance 9 ¦ Keeping things lightweight 10 ¦ Achieving loose coupling PART 4 WHAT’S NEXT? 11 ¦ Onward and upward
Learn software engineering and coding best practices to write Python code right and error free. In this book you’ll see how to properly debug, organize, test, and maintain your code, all of which leads to better, more efficient coding. Software engineering is difficult. Programs of any substantial length are inherently prone to errors of all kinds. The development cycle is full of traps unknown to the apprentice developer. Yet, in Python textbooks little attention is paid to this aspect of getting your code to run. At most, there is a chapter on debugging or unit testing in your average basic Python book. However, the proportion of time spent on getting your code to run is much higher in the real world. Pro Python Best Practices aims to solve this problem. What You'll Learn Learn common debugging techniques that help you find and eliminate errors Gain techniques to detect bugs more easily discover best="" practices="" to="" prevent="" bugscarry="" out="" automated="" testing="" discover="" problems="" fasteruse="" maintain="" a="" project="" over="" long="" timeLearn techniques to keep your project under controlbr/uldivbWho This Book Is For/bbr/divdivbr/divdivExperienced Python coders from web development, big data, and more./divdivbr/divdivdiv/div
Create masterful, maintainable Python packages! This book includes pro tips for design, automation, testing, deployment, and even release as an open source project! In Publishing Python Packages you will learn how to: Build extensions and console script commands Use tox to automate packaging, installing, and testing Build a continuous integration pipeline using GitHub Actions Improve code quality and reduce manual review using black, mypy, and flake8 Create published documentation for your packages Keep packages up to date with pyupgrade and Dependabot Foster an open source community using GitHub features Publishing Python Packages teaches you how to easily share your Python code with your team and the outside world. Learn a repeatable and highly automated process for package maintenance that’s based on the best practices, tools, and standards of Python packaging. This book walks you through creating a complete package, including a C extension, and guides you all the way to publishing on the Python Package Index. Whether you’re entirely new to Python packaging or looking for optimal ways to maintain and scale your packages, this fast-paced and engaging guide is for you. Foreword by David Beazley. About the technology Successful Python packages install easily, run flawlessly, and stay reliably up to date. Publishing perfect Python packages requires a rigorous process that supports systematic testing and review, along with excellent documentation. Fortunately, the Python ecosystem includes tools and techniques to automate package creation and publishing. About the book Publishing Python Packages presents a practical process for sharing Python code in an automated and scalable way. Get hands-on experience with the latest packaging tools, and learn the ins and outs of package testing and continuous integration. You’ll even get pro tips for setting up a maintainable open source project, including licensing, documentation, and nurturing a community of contributors. What's inside Build extensions and console script commands Improve code quality with automated review and testing Create excellent documentation Keep packages up to date with pyupgrade and Dependabot About the reader For intermediate Python programmers. About the author Dane Hillard has spent the majority of his development career using Python to build web applications. Table of Contents PART 1 FOUNDATIONS 1 The what and why of Python packages 2 Preparing for package development 3 The anatomy of a minimal Python package PART 2 CREATING A VIABLE PACKAGE 4 Handling package dependencies, entry points, and extensions 5 Building and maintaining a test suite 6 Automating code quality tooling PART 3 GOING PUBLIC 7 Automating work through continuous integration 8 Authoring and maintaining documentation 9 Making a package evergreen 10 Scaling and solidifying your practices 11 Building a community
This book contains the questions answers and some FAQ about the Databricks Spark Certification for version 2.x, which is the latest release from Apache Spark. In this book we will be having in total 75 practice questions. Almost all required question would have in detail explanation to the questions and answers, wherever required. Don’t consider this book as a guide, it is more of question and answer practice book. This book also give some references as well like how to prepare further to ensure that you clear the certification exam. This book will particularly focus on the Python version of the certification preparation material. Please note these are practice questions and not dumps, hence just memorizing the question and answers will not help in the real exam. You need to understand the concepts in detail as well as you should be able to solve the programming questions at the end in real worlds work you should be able to write code using PySpark whether you are Data Engineer, Data Analytics Engineer, Data Scientists or Programmer. Hence, take the opportunity to learn each question and also go through the explanation of the questions.
This is not just another Python programming book. It is an intensive and practical Python programming course. It is part 1 of a 3-part series which serves as my exhaustive collection of step-by-step tutorials on the latest version 3 of Python programming language. It is a self-paced course that is excellent for beginners and accomplished experts alike. If you want to have fun learning or revising your Python programming with ease, this is the right course for you. You will find this book indispensable if you are a computer programmer, an automation engineer or professional, a system administrator working in an IT firm, a data analyst/journalist, an educator, a computer science student or just anyone looking to acquire Python programming skills they need to succeed in their job or career. Yes, this course is exactly what you need to become a Pythoneer or Pythonista. This course has 6 modules spread out over 25 chapters of both rich text and visual tutorials. You’re not in this alone. I’m going to help you through it. Watching people coding is very different from learning how to code. So you will not only be learning Python in this course, you will also be doing. As you complete the tutorials, you’re going to get tested a lot on the materials we are covering by following Python best practices. Although this is a self-paced course, I strongly recommend that you complete it in not more than 6 weeks. For example, if you can complete one module every week, you can finish the course in 6 weeks. To fully understand the basics of Python 3 programming, I strongly recommend you watch all the 53 in-depth HD videos which are available in the course resources folder that you can download. The link for download is in Chapter 25 of this book. These video tutorials simplify everything you need to understand, and help you speed up your learning. Important terms and definitions discussed in this book are printed in bold texts, like this. Practice quizzes and answers are included at the end of each chapter to help you test how much you have improved. Go to Chapter 25 right now. You will find the link to the course resources folder. Once you open this link, you will be able to download all the course videos, graded assessments and their solutions, projects and handy cheat sheets that give you all the information you need at a glance.
BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN NOVICE AND PROFESSIONAL You've completed a basic Python programming tutorial or finished Al Sweigart's bestseller, Automate the Boring Stuff with Python. What's the next step toward becoming a capable, confident software developer? Welcome to Beyond the Basic Stuff with Python. More than a mere collection of advanced syntax and masterful tips for writing clean code, you'll learn how to advance your Python programming skills by using the command line and other professional tools like code formatters, type checkers, linters, and version control. Sweigart takes you through best practices for setting up your development environment, naming variables, and improving readability, then tackles documentation, organization and performance measurement, as well as object-oriented design and the Big-O algorithm analysis commonly used in coding interviews. The skills you learn will boost your ability to program--not just in Python but in any language. You'll learn: Coding style, and how to use Python's Black auto-formatting tool for cleaner code Common sources of bugs, and how to detect them with static analyzers How to structure the files in your code projects with the Cookiecutter template tool Functional programming techniques like lambda and higher-order functions How to profile the speed of your code with Python's built-in timeit and cProfile modules The computer science behind Big-O algorithm analysis How to make your comments and docstrings informative, and how often to write them How to create classes in object-oriented programming, and why they're used to organize code Toward the end of the book you'll read a detailed source-code breakdown of two classic command-line games, the Tower of Hanoi (a logic puzzle) and Four-in-a-Row (a two-player tile-dropping game), and a breakdown of how their code follows the book's best practices. You'll test your skills by implementing the program yourself. Of course, no single book can make you a professional software developer. But Beyond the Basic Stuff with Python will get you further down that path and make you a better programmer, as you learn to write readable code that's easy to debug and perfectly Pythonic Requirements: Covers Python 3.6 and higher
Refine your Python programming skills and build professional grade applications with this comprehensive guide Key FeaturesCreate manageable code that can run in various environments with different sets of dependenciesImplement effective Python data structures and algorithms to write optimized codeDiscover the exciting new features of Python 3.7Book Description Python is a dynamic programming language that's used in a wide range of domains thanks to its simple yet powerful nature. Although writing Python code is easy, making it readable, reusable, and easy to maintain is challenging. Complete with best practices, useful tools, and standards implemented by professional Python developers, the third edition of Expert Python Programming will help you overcome this challenge. The book will start by taking you through the new features in Python 3.7. You'll then learn the advanced components of Python syntax, in addition to understanding how to apply concepts of various programming paradigms, including object-oriented programming, functional programming, and event-driven programming. This book will also guide you through learning the best naming practices, writing your own distributable Python packages, and getting up to speed with automated ways of deploying your software on remote servers. You’ll discover how to create useful Python extensions with C, C++, Cython, and CFFI. Furthermore, studying about code management tools, writing clear documentation, and exploring test-driven development will help you write clean code. By the end of the book, you will have become an expert in writing efficient and maintainable Python code. What you will learnExplore modern ways of setting up repeatable and consistent development environmentsPackage Python code effectively for community and production useLearn modern syntax elements of Python programming such as f-strings, enums, and lambda functionsDemystify metaprogramming in Python with metaclassesWrite concurrent code in PythonExtend Python with code written in different languagesIntegrate Python with code written in different languagesWho this book is for This book will appeal to you if you’re a programmer looking to take your Python knowledge to the next level by writing efficient code and learning the latest features of version 3.7 and above.
Python has various database drivers for PostgreSQL. Currently, the psycopg is the most popular PostgreSQL database adapter for the Python language. The psycopg fully implements the Python DB-API 2.0 specification. The current version of the psycopg is 2 or psycopg2. The psycopg2 database adapter implemented in C as a libpq wrapper resulting in both fast and secure. The psycopg2 provides many useful features such as client-side and server-side cursors, asynchronous notification and communication, COPY command support, etc. PostgreSQL was designed to run on UNIX-like platforms. However, PostgreSQL was then also designed to be portable so that it could run on various platforms such as Mac OS X, Solaris, and Windows. PostgreSQL is free and open source software. Its source code is available under PostgreSQL license, a liberal open source license. You are free to use, modify and distribute PostgreSQL in any form. PostgreSQL requires very minimum maintained efforts because of its stability. Therefore, if you develop applications based on PostgreSQL, the total cost of ownership is low in comparison with other database management systems. In Chapter 2, you will learn querying data from the postgresql using Python including establishing a database connection, creating a statement object, executing the query, processing the resultset object, querying data using a statement that returns multiple rows, querying data using a statement that has parameters, inserting data into a table using Python, updating data in postgresql database using Python, calling postgresql stored function using Python, deleting data from a postgresql table using Python, and postgresql Python transaction. In Chapter 3, you will learn managing table structure and views including postgresql data types, postgresql create table, postgresql select into statement, postgresql create table as, using postgresql serial to create auto-increment column, identity column, alter table, drop table, truncate table, check constraint, not-null constraint, foreign key, primary key, unique constraint, managing postgresql views, creating updatable views, materialized views, creating updatable views using the with check option clause, and recursive view. In Chapter 4, you will learn statements, operators, and clauses including select, order by, select distinct, limit, fetch, in, between, postgresql like, is null, alias, joins, inner join, postgresql left join, self-join, full outer join, cross join, natural join, group by, having, intersect operator, except operator, grouping sets, cube, and rollup. In Chapter 5, you will learn postgresql trigger, aggregate, and string functions including creating the first trigger in postgresql, managing postgresql trigger, aggregate functions, avg function, max function, min function, sum function, postgresql concat function, ascii function, trim function, length function, substring function, regexp_matches function, regexp_replace function, replace function, to_number function, and to_char function.
About Professional Certification of Apache Cassandra: Apache Cassandra is one of the most popular NoSQL Database currently being used by many of the organization, globally in every industry like Aviation, Finance, Retail, Social Networking etc. It proves that there is quite a huge demand for certified Cassandra professionals. Having certification make your selection in the company make much easier. This certification is conducted by the DataStax®, which has the Enterprise Version of the Apache Cassandra and Leader in providing support for the open source Apache Cassandra NoSQL database. Cassandra is one of the Unique NoSQL Database. So go for its certification, it will certainly help in - Getting the Job - Increase in your salary - Growth in your career. - Managing Tera Bytes of Data. - Learning Distributed Database - Using CQL (Cassandra Query Language) Cassandra Certification Information: - Number of questions: 60 Multiple Choice - Time allowed in minutes: 90 - Required passing score: 75% - Languages: English Exam Objectives: There are in total 5 sections and you will be asked total 60 questions in real exam. Please check each section below with regards to the exam objective 1. Apache Cassandra™ data modeling 2. Fundamentals of replication and consistency 3. The distributed and internal architecture of Apache Cassandra™ 4. Installation and configuration 5. Basic tooling
Gain a deep understanding of building, maintaining, packaging, and shipping robust Python applications Key FeaturesDiscover the new features of Python, such as dictionary merge, the zoneinfo module, and structural pattern matchingCreate manageable code to run in various environments with different sets of dependenciesImplement effective Python data structures and algorithms to write, test, and optimize codeBook Description This new edition of Expert Python Programming provides you with a thorough understanding of the process of building and maintaining Python apps. Complete with best practices, useful tools, and standards implemented by professional Python developers, this fourth edition has been extensively updated. Throughout this book, you’ll get acquainted with the latest Python improvements, syntax elements, and interesting tools to boost your development efficiency. The initial few chapters will allow experienced programmers coming from different languages to transition to the Python ecosystem. You will explore common software design patterns and various programming methodologies, such as event-driven programming, concurrency, and metaprogramming. You will also go through complex code examples and try to solve meaningful problems by bridging Python with C and C++, writing extensions that benefit from the strengths of multiple languages. Finally, you will understand the complete lifetime of any application after it goes live, including packaging and testing automation. By the end of this book, you will have gained actionable Python programming insights that will help you effectively solve challenging problems. What you will learnExplore modern ways of setting up repeatable and consistent Python development environmentsEffectively package Python code for community and production useLearn modern syntax elements of Python programming, such as f-strings, enums, and lambda functionsDemystify metaprogramming in Python with metaclassesWrite concurrent code in PythonExtend and integrate Python with code written in C and C++Who this book is for The Python programming book is intended for expert programmers who want to learn Python’s advanced-level concepts and latest features. Anyone who has basic Python skills should be able to follow the content of the book, although it might require some additional effort from less experienced programmers. It should also be a good introduction to Python 3.9 for those who are still a bit behind and continue to use other older versions.
Best-selling author Al Sweigart shows you how to easily build over 80 fun programs with minimal code and maximum creativity. If you’ve mastered basic Python syntax and you’re ready to start writing programs, you’ll find The Big Book of Small Python Projects both enlightening and fun. This collection of 81 Python projects will have you making digital art, games, animations, counting pro- grams, and more right away. Once you see how the code works, you’ll practice re-creating the programs and 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. You’ll create: • 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 If you’re tired of standard step-by-step tutorials, you’ll love the learn-by-doing approach of The Big Book of Small Python Projects. It’s proof that good things come in small programs!
A new edition of one of the flagship books for CAE preparation The ASAE Handbook of Professional Practices in Association Management covers the core functions of association management at a high but practical level, making it a go-to resource for professionals who are leading and managing membership organizations and those preparing for the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential. Now in its third edition, this core text in the ASAE association literature offers practical, experience-based insights, strategies, and techniques for managing every aspect of an association or membership organization. Organized into 35 chapters and presenting information based on experience and proven research into the skills and knowledge required for successfully managing an organization of any size, this book covers governance and structure, leadership processes, management and administration (including finance and human resources), internal and external relations, programs and services, and much more. This new edition incorporates increased emphasis on the c-level judgment required of Certified Association Executives and CEO-aspirants, as well as more comprehensive coverage of essential functions such as planning. Covers the range of functions essential to managing an association Serves as a flagship handbook for CAE prep and is one of only five designated "CAE Core Resources"; new edition is applicable to prep beginning with the May 2015 CAE exam Information is relevant and applicable to students and professionals alike Edited by the founding editor of Professional Practices in Association Management and a CAE instructor with more than 30 years of experience in preparing CAEs Put the experts to work for you with this essential resource—written by association professionals and experts with 300 years of cumulative experience!