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Learn More Python 3 the Hard Way: The Next Step for New Python Programmers


Transform Your Ideas into High-Quality Python Code!

Zed Shaw has perfected the world’s best system for becoming a truly effective Python 3.x developer. Follow it and you will succeed—just like the tens of millions of programmers he’s already taught. You bring the discipline, commitment, and persistence; the author supplies everything else.

In Learn Python 3 the Hard Way, Zed Shaw taught you the basics of Programming with Python 3. Now, in Learn More Python 3 the Hard Way, you’ll go far beyond the basics by working through 52 brilliantly crafted projects. Each one helps you build a key practical skill, combining demos to get you started and challenges to deepen your understanding. Zed then teaches you even more in 12 hours of online videos, where he shows you how to break, fix, and debug your code.

First, you’ll discover how to analyze a concept, idea, or problem to implement in software. Then, step by step, you’ll learn to design solutions based on your analyses and implement them as simply and elegantly as possible. Throughout, Shaw stresses process so you can get started and build momentum, creativity to solve new problems, and quality so you’ll build code people can rely on.

  • Manage complex projects with a programmer’s text editor
  • Leverage the immense power of data structures
  • Apply algorithms to process your data structures
  • Master indispensable text parsing and processing techniques
  • Use SQL to efficiently and logically model stored data
  • Learn powerful command-line tools and skills
  • Combine multiple practices in complete projects

It’ll be hard at first. But soon, you’ll just get it—and that will feel great!

This course will reward you for every minute you put into it. Soon, you’ll go beyond merely writing code that runs: you’ll craft high-quality Python code that solves real problems. You’ll be a serious Python programmer.

Perfect for Everyone Who’s Already Started Working with Python, including Junior Developers and Seasoned Python Programmers Upgrading to Python 3.6+

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Table of Contents

PART I Initial Knowledge
Exercise 0 The Setup
Exercise 1 On Process
Exercise 2 On Creativity
Exercise 3 On Quality

PART II Quick Hacks
Exercise 4 Dealing with Command Line Arguments
Exercise 5 cat
Exercise 6 find
Exercise 7 grep
Exercise 8 cut
Exercise 9 sed
Exercise 10 sort
Exercise 11 uniq
Exercise 12 Review

PART III Data Structures
Exercise 13 Single Linked Lists
Exercise 14 Double Linked Lists
Exercise 15 Stacks and Queues
Exercise 16 Bubble, Quick, and Merge Sort
Exercise 17 Dictionary
Exercise 18 Measuring Performance
Exercise 19 Improving Performance
Exercise 20 Binary Search Trees
Exercise 21 Binary Search
Exercise 22 Suffix Arrays
Exercise 23 Ternary Search Trees
Exercise 24 Fast URL Search

PART IV Intermediate Projects
Exercise 25 xargs
Exercise 26 hexdump
Exercise 27 tr
Exercise 28 sh
Exercise 29 diff and patch

PART V Parsing Text
Exercise 30 Finite State Machines
Exercise 31 Regular Expressions
Exercise 32 Scanners
Exercise 33 Parsers
Exercise 34 Analyzers
Exercise 35 Interpreters
Exercise 36 Simple Calculator
Exercise 37 Little BASIC

PART VI SQL and Object Relational Mapping
Exercise 38 Introduction to SQL
Exercise 39 Creating with SQL
Exercise 40 Reading with SQL
Exercise 41 Updating with SQL
Exercise 42 Deleting with SQL
Exercise 43 SQL Administration
Exercise 44 Using Python’s Database API
Exercise 45 Creating an ORM

PART VII Final Projects
Exercise 46 blog
Exercise 47 bc
Exercise 48 ed
Exercise 49 sed
Exercise 50 vi
Exercise 51 lessweb
Exercise 52 moreweb

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