Add this book to my small collection of Python books, and I am sure it will be a very good book, because this is not my first book for the same author (Al Sweigart), I have one more else, +the author provides all his books for free reading in the net, +there is an Udemy video course for this book by him. Hoping good reading, practicing, time with this book.
I just bought couple of weeks before. Almost half of the book I have finished. The author explains very well and You can actually use his example in python and test them. I recommend people who looking to work as a Cloud Architect / AWS architect etc.
I have gone through some chapters of this book and it is just wonderful. this is a unique resource with its great ability to clearly explain the content to everyone even with no programming knowledge at all. thanks to the author for such great book.
Many of the tasks for which Python was originally intended according to a lecture I heard by Guido von Rossum were for Operating System Scripting and file type transformation. This is a solid introduction to Python with the necessary smarts to manipulate spreadsheet, textual, PDF and other file types. These are vital tasks for anyone who wishes to really use Python especially in Data Science and Machine Learning.
The few mistakes in the earlier edition were corrected and much useful additional material is added. I cannot highly enough recommend this immensely practical and valuable handbook.
--Ira Laefsky, Senior Consultant formerly on the Senior Staff of Arthur D> Little and Digital Equipment Corporation
Quite surprisingly, when I look at 'Boring Stuff' in retrospect, I realize that it's not even remotely close to my today's coding standards. It does not teach you the best coding practices, and does not even cover all the necessary basics. But it's really helpful in getting you from "I don't even know where to start" stage to "Surely I can do this". After a few weeks, if not days, of learning you won't want to touch the 'Stuff' again. But when you're making the first steps, this book is your best friend.