♦ Internet resources
♦ Python books
♦ Conferences and services
Python’s support mail-list
Instructor’s web site(s)
O’Reilly’s web site
Python’s tutoring mail-list
Python online docs
PyPI site: extensions
Python starship site (dated)
● Learning Python (this class’s language fundamentals)
● Programming Python (this class’s application topics)
● Python Pocket Reference (the fine points)
● Python Cookbook
● Python in a Nutshell
● Python Essential Reference
● . . .plus gobs more…
I stopped updating the original list here when there were 50 books in 2002 (and amazon.com reported over 200 in 2012). For more details, search for Python at amazon.com, or see the book pages at www.python.org/doc.
A Few Fully Gratuitous O’Reilly Translation Covers…
► Annual PyCon (formerly IPCn) gatherings
► US PyCon: 2,500 attendees in 2012 through 2015 (and counting)
► O'Reilly Python Conference, Open Source Convention
► Local Python user groups ("PIGgies")
► European (and other) annual Python Conference
► Others: Brazil, Korean Python convention
► Commercial support, consulting, training
► AND MUCH MORE: see www.python.org
Click the link below to play audio file “sousa.au”—the Monty Python theme song, provided your machine supports audio playback.
Bonus: Print Your Own Completion Certificate!
[Plagiarized from Learning Python 5th Edition, Mid 2013]
And one last thing: In lieu of exercises for this part of the book, I’m going to post a bonus script here for you to study and run on your own. I can’t provide completion certificates for readers of this book (and the certificates would be worthless if I could!), but I can include an arguably cheesy Python script that does—the following file, certificates.py, is a Python 2.X/3.X script which creates a simple book completion certificate in both text and HTML file forms, and pops them up in a Web browser on your machine by default.
Run this script on your own, and study its code for a summary of some of the ideas we’ve covered in this book. You can fetch its code from this book’s web site described in the Preface, if you wish. This could be much more grandiose, of course (see the Web for pointer to Python support for PDFs and other document tools), but if you’ve made it to the end of this book (class), you deserve another joke or two.