Python Essentials For Dummies

  • 5h 27m 45s
  • Alan Simpson, John C. Shovic PhD
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2024

The no-nonsense way to get started coding in the Python programming language.

Python Essentials for Dummies is a quick reference to all the core concepts in Python, the multifaceted general-purpose language used for everything from building websites to creating apps. This book gets right to the point, with no excess review, wordy explanations, or fluff, making it perfect as a desk reference on the job or as a brush-up as you expand your skills in related areas. Focusing on just the essential topics you need to know to brush up or level up your Python skill, this is the reliable little book you can always turn to for answers.

  • Get a quick and thorough intro to the basic concepts of coding in Python.
  • Review what you've already learned or pick up essential new skills.
  • Create websites, software, machine learning, and automation for school or work.
  • Keep this concise reference book handy for jogging your memory as you code.

This portable Dummies Essentials book focuses on the key topics you need to know about the popular Python language. Great for supplementing a course, reviewing for a certification, or staying knowledgeable on the job.

About the Author

John C. Shovic, PhD, is a computer science faculty member specializing in robotics and artificial intelligence at the University of Idaho.

Alan Simpson is a web development professional and prolific tech author with more than 100 publications to his credit.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - Starting with Python
  • Chapter 2 - Using Interactive Mode, Getting Help, and Writing Apps
  • Chapter 3 - Python Elements and Syntax
  • Chapter 4 - Building Your First Python Application
  • Chapter 5 - Working with Numbers, Text, and Dates
  • Chapter 6 - Controlling the Action
  • Chapter 7 - Speeding Along with Lists and Tuples
  • Chapter 8 - Wrangling Bigger Chunks of Code
  • Chapter 9 - Sidestepping Errors
  • Chapter 10 - Working with External Files
  • Chapter 11 - Juggling JSON Data
  • Chapter 12 - Interacting with the Internet
  • Chapter 13 - Libraries, Packages, and Modules
  • Chapter 14 - The Ten Most Essential Aspects of Python