18 Python programming books for beginners and veterans

Get started with this popular language or buff up on your coding skills with this curated book list.

Who knew there were so many helpful books out there for Python programmers? This curated list is just a drop in the bucket. As you may know, Python is soaring in popularity. computer science subjects computer science pdf computer science jobs computer science syllabus

Let’s just say, it might be a good idea to get started learning more about Python soon or buffing up on your Python skills. So, I asked our writer community to share their top recommendations. Surprisingly, I only received one duplicate out of nineteen responses.  computer science subjects computer science pdf computer science jobs computer science syllabus

I didn’t break this list down into beginner books and advanced books because I recently listened to an insightful podcast about how the more experienced in a task or subject we become the more likely we are to believe we know everything about it. Yet, refreshing ourselves on the basics and performing simple acts like running through a checklist is important for all of us, for the beginner and advanced user alike.

Or, maybe you prefer to start out in the deep end. Either way, let’s dive in.  computer science subjects computer science pdf computer science jobs computer science syllabus

18 Python programming books

Automate the Boring Stuff with Python

by Al Sweigart (Recommendation and review by Don Watkins)

This book is a great resource for those who want to begin to learn and use Python. It’s a practical introduction to programming and has been released with a Creative Commons license. In addition to the book, the author has created a website where the entire book is available. In addition, the online course on Udemy.com covers most of the content of the book. If you prefer a video format, the entire book is on YouTube and narrated by Al.  computer science subjects computer science pdf computer science jobs computer science syllabus

Effective Python: 59 Specific Ways to Write Better Python

by Brett Slatkin (Recommended and reviewed by Daniel Oh)

Effective Python will help you harness the full power of Python to write exceptionally robust, efficient, maintainable, and well-performing code. Utilizing the concise, scenario-driven style pioneered in Scott Meyers’s best-selling Effective C++, Brett Slatkin brings together 59 Python best practices, tips, shortcuts, and realistic code examples from expert programmers.   computer science subjects computer science pdf computer science jobs computer science syllabus
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