Automate the Boring Stuff With Python

Automate the Boring Stuff With Python

Practical Programming for Total Beginners

Book - 2015?
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If you ve ever spent hours renaming files or updating hundreds of spreadsheet cells, you know how tedious tasks like these can be. But what if you could have your computer do them for you? In Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, you ll learn how to use Python to write programs that do in minutes what would take you hours to do by hand no prior programming experience required. Once you ve mastered the basics of programming, you ll create Python programs that effortlessly perform useful and impressive feats of automation to: Search for text in a file or across multiple files Create, update, move, and rename files and folders Search the Web and download online content Update and format data in Excel spreadsheets of any size Split, merge, watermark, and encrypt PDFs Send reminder emails and text notifications Fill out online forms Step-by-step instructions walk you through each program, and practice projects at the end of each chapter challenge you to improve those programs and u
Publisher: San Francisco : No Starch Press, [2015?]
ISBN: 9781593275990
Characteristics: xxi, 479 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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brycej
Oct 25, 2016

This is an easily read book to learn Python whether new to Python, or you are a coder wanting to brush up. The book is written and structured well. The author provides concise code examples. Text logically proceeds introducing Python fundamentals, supported with examples, following up with an introduction to advanced topics such as error handling, parsing XML and JSON.

Al Sweigart has several good books on Python. His books are available online for reference in the future.

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