If you ve mastered basic Python syntax and you re ready to start writing programs, you ll find The Big Book of Small Python Projects both enlightening and fun. This collection of 81 Python projects will have you making digital art, games, animations, counting pro- grams, and more right away. Once you see how the code works, you ll practice re-creating the programs and experiment by adding your own custom touches.
These simple, text-based programs are 256 lines of code or less. And whether it s a vintage screensaver, a snail-racing game, a clickbait headline generator, or animated strands of DNA, each project is designed to be self-contained so you can easily share it online.
You ll create:
Hangman, Blackjack, and other games to play against your friends or the computer
Simulations of a forest fire, a million dice rolls, and a Japanese abacus
Animations like a virtual fish tank, a rotating cube, and a bouncing DVD logo screensaver
A first-person 3D maze game
Encryption programs that use ciphers like ROT13 and Vigenère to conceal text
If you re tired of standard step-by-step tutorials, you ll love the learn-by-doing approach of The Big Book of Small Python Projects. It s proof that good things come in small programs!
- Verlag: No Starch Press
- Erscheinungstermin: 25. Juni 2021
- Abmessung: 234mm x 181mm x 27mm
- Gewicht: 816g
- ISBN-13: 9781718501249
- ISBN-10: 1718501242
- Artikelnr.: 59942880
Naomi Ceder, Fellow of the Python Software Foundation
"Al Sweigart presents fun programs, inspiring learners to tweak them. That's how I learned to program: tinkering with examples from books and magazines. It works!"
Luciano Ramalho, Technical Principal at ThoughtWorks and author of Fluent Python
"Whether you're new to Python or want to exercise your coding brain, I recommend The Big Book of Small Python Projects to spark your thinking. Both the 'big' and the 'small' in the title are accurate. There are a lot of projects in this book, but most code takes up only a page or two. That makes it a fun reference book to get you into the flow or kick off a session in your terminal."
Adam DuVander, Founder, EveryDeveloper
"This book is excellent for beginners to Python and a great reference book for programmers who are well versed in programming. I'm happy to give this book 5 out of 5 stars!"
Greg Walters, Full Circle Magazine