No Starch Press, writers of computer and technology related books, are back yet again with a brand new book called Python Crash Course. As seen in the book’s title, it will cover the widely popular programming language Python and teach readers fundamentals, how to use libraries and tools, even make a 2D game, and more.
Python Crash Course begins by explaining essential programming concepts like variables, lists, dictionaries, and loops alongside a series of exercises to keep readers engaged and learning. The concepts in the first part of the book are put into practice in the second half, as readers work through three substantial, real-world projects: a Space Invaders–inspired arcade game, data visualizations, and a web app.
At the core of the book, readers will learn and do the following:
- Learn Python fundamentals: strings and variables, lists and loops, functions and classes, and more.
- Use powerful Python libraries and tools, including Pygame, matplotlib, Pygal, and Django.
- Explore patterns and connections with data mining, and generate interactive visualizations with data sets.
- Make and customize 2D games and web apps.
If you’re interested in picking up a copy, it is available in eBook and print format for $31.95 and $39.95 respectively.