I like python.
It is a great programming language with great conventions and a great community.
It has been a close ally and friend over the years.
There are many books out there that teach python or cover topics within python. Many of them are titled "____ Python" or "XXXX Python" or "Your word Here Python".
Simple is better than complex.
I would one day like to read or go through them all – review them and rate them.
How many are staying true to the core principles of python? The Zen.
Here is a list I have compiled along with their author and year of latest edition:
- Fluent Python – Luciano Ramalho (2022)
- Mastering Python – Rick van Hattem (2022)
- Powerful Python – Aaron Maxwell (2022?)
- Python Distilled – David Beazley (2021)
- Effective Python – Brett Slatkin (2020)
- High Performance Python – Micha Gorelick and Ian Ozsvald (2020)
- Introducing Python – Bill Lubanovic (2019)
- Serious Python – Julien Danjou (2018)
- The Python 3 Standard Library by Example – Doug Hellmann (2017)
- Think Python – Allen Downey (2015)
- Python Cookbook – David Beazley and Brian Jones (2013)
- Learning Python – Mark Lutz (2013)
- Programming Python – Mark Lutz (2010)
Word of Caution
Use the source, Luke! Let go, Luke! – Obi Wan
A very good place to learn about python is always the source python docs.
These books provide good supplementary knowledge, tips and even shortcuts.
Reading the docs (tutorials, HOW-TOs, FAQ, glossary, guides and references) should always be the highest priority in my opinion.
Wanted to see what books mention the
- Mastering Python (1500 pages epub)
- Think Python (488 pages epub)
- Fluent Python (1650 pages epub)
- Powerful Python (179 A4 pages)