A long journey is really a lot of little steps. The same is true when you're learning Python, so you may as well have some fun along the way! Written in a light-hearted style with entertaining exercises that build powerful skills, Tiny Python Projects takes you from amateur to Pythonista as you create 19 bitesize programs.
Tiny Python Projects teaches you the big ideas of Python programming through small puzzles, tasks, and games. Each chapter challenges you with a fun new Python program for you to write and run, including a Shakespearean insult generator, an unbreakable password creator, and various text encoders. As you practice core Python language features and coding skills, you'll also explore the principles of test-driven development by running your programs against a suite of specially designed tests.
· Write command-line Python programs
· Process a variety of command-line arguments, options, and flags
· Write and run tests for programs and functions
· Manipulate Python data structures including strings, lists, tuples, and dictionaries
For readers with beginning programming skills in Python or another language.
About the technology
Simple yet powerful, Python is one of the world's most popular programming languages. You can use Python to write everything from simple utility programs to complex web applications and deep learning models.
Ken Youens-Clark works at the University of Arizona as a senior scientific programmer. He has an MS in biosystems engineering, and has been programming for over 20 years.