Python is famous as a powerful and stylish language, with help for either sensible and object-oriented programming kinds. should you decide to use Python, even though, you get greater than only a language-you additionally develop into a part of an exceptionally enthusiastic and supportive group of Python programmers who succeed in out to aid one another research and develop of their use of the language. Python Cookbook, 2d version is only one tangible manifestation of that Python group. In it, you will discover useful strategies to many universal Python programming difficulties. those recommendations come from the neighborhood, from Python programmers who for a few years have contributed to the net Python Cookbook hosted by means of ActiveState at http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Python. those are battle-tested options; contributed, reviewed, more desirable, and now introduced jointly in ebook shape. this is only a sampling of the numerous subject components coated by way of the greater than three hundred recipes during this publication: looking out and sorting, net programming, Manipulating textual content, community programming, operating with records, Processing XML, Object-oriented programming, disbursed programming, Multithreaded programming, Debugging and trying out, approach management, Metaprogramming. suggestions during this booklet are geared up through subject region. the entire chapters commence with introductions written via famous Python luminaries akin to: Facundo Batista, David Beazley, Donn Cave, Fred L. Drake, jr., Paul F. Dubois, Mark Hammond, Raymond Hettinger, jeremy Hylton, Fredrik Lunch, Mark Lutz, Andy McKay, Gustavo Niemeyer, Tim Peters, Paul Prescod, Aaron Watters, and Greg Wilson. This publication is a treasure trove of necessary code for all Python programmers, entrance newcomers to complex practitioners. it is a reward, from the neighborhood to you. via procuring this e-book, you're additionally giving again to the neighborhood: 25 percentage of all royalties from this publication are donated to the Python software program starting place. The recipes in Python Cookbook, 2d variation have been edited by means of Alex Martelli, additionally the writer of Python in a Nutsbell; Anna Martelli Ravenscroft, an avid Python consumer and widespread convention speaker; and David Ascher of ActiveState, coauthor of studying Python. The ebook features a foreword by means of Guido van Rossum, the author of Python.