Treading on Python Volume 1

Introducing Treading on Python – Your Guide to Learning Python

Treading on Python Volume 1 is a book designed to bring developers and others who are anxious to learn Python up to speed quickly. Not only does it teach the basics of syntax, but it condenses years of experience. You will learn warts, gotchas, best practices and hints that have been gleaned through the years in days. You will hit the ground running and running in the right way.

Learn Python Quickly

Python is an incredible language. It is powerful and applicable in many areas. It is used for automation of simple or complex tasks, numerical processing, web development, interactive games and more. Whether you are a programmer coming to Python from another language, managing Python programmers or wanting to learn to program, it makes sense to cut to the chase and learn Python the right way. You could scour blogs, websites and much longer tomes if you have time. Treading on Python lets you learn the hints and tips to be Pythonic quickly.

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The book is available as an EPUB/Mobi/PDF (compatible with Kindle, iPad, Nook, Android Tablets and iPhones) bundle for a discounted price of $12.99. Join the hundreds of others who have learned these tips from the author through conference tutorials and sessions now presented in book form. Also available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Packed with Useful Hints and Tips

You’ll learn the best practices without wasting time searching or trying to force Python to be like other languages. I’ve collected all the gems I’ve gleaned over years of writing and teaching Python for you.

A No Nonsense Guide to Mastering Basic Python

Python is a programming language that lets you work more quickly and integrate your systems more effectively. You can learn to use Python and see almost immediate gains in productivity and lower maintenance costs.

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What you will learn

  • Distilled best practices and tips
  • How interpretted languages work
  • Using basic types such as Strings, Integers, and Floats
  • Best practices for using the interpreter during development
  • The difference between mutable and immutable data
  • Sets, Lists, and Dictionaries, and when to use each
  • Gathering keyboard input
  • How to define a class
  • Looping constructs
  • Handling Exceptions in code
  • Slicing sequences
  • Creating modular code
  • Using libraries
  • Laying out code
  • Community prescribed conventions

Praise for the Book and Related Tutorials

"Very informative ... an awesome resource"

Grig G. Agile Testing Blogger

"Clear and concise examples for each concept"

Amji R. Beginning Python Programmer

"Wonderful explanation of how an Interpreter works"

Joe B. Beginning Programmer

"Excellent both technically and pedagogically"

Mel C. Tutorial Attendee - Beginning Python Programmer & Student

About the Book

Treading on Python distills years of experience coding and teaching Python and presents it in a easily digestable form. It is full of examples to illustrate the skills needed to read and write Python. Also {“included are callouts to indicate common gotchas as well as best practices”}. Those looking to learn Python quickly will be able to come up to speed much faster with this book than working on their own.

Treading on Python is the book I wanted when I was learning Python. I have taught Python to hundreds over the years at conferences, and user groups, and I’m combining the most pertinent and useful information for you.

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About the Author

Matt Harrison has over 10 years Python experience across the domains of search, build management and testing, business intelligence and storage.

He has presented and taught tutorials at conferences such as SCALE, PyCON and OSCON as well as local user groups. In addition he has been a private tutor teaching programming to teenagers as well as retired folk. The structure of this book is based off of his first hand experience teaching Python to many individuals.

Matt occasionally tweets useful Python related information at __mharrison__ and Matt blogs at