Automate the Boring Stuff with Python: Practical Programming for Total Beginners

Automate the Boring Stuff with Python: Practical Programming for Total Beginners

In Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, you will learn how to use Python to write programs that do in minutes what would take you hours to do by hand—no prior programming experience required.

Publication date: 01 May 2015

ISBN-10: 1593275994

ISBN-13: 9781593275990

Paperback: 504 pages

Views: 10,699

Type: Book

Publisher: No Starch Press

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported

Post time: 18 Apr 2016 11:00:00

Automate the Boring Stuff with Python: Practical Programming for Total Beginners

Automate the Boring Stuff with Python: Practical Programming for Total Beginners In Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, you will learn how to use Python to write programs that do in minutes what would take you hours to do by hand—no prior programming experience required.
Tag(s): Introduction to Computer Programming Python
Publication date: 01 May 2015
ISBN-10: 1593275994
ISBN-13: 9781593275990
Paperback: 504 pages
Views: 10,699
Document Type: Book
Publisher: No Starch Press
License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported
Post time: 18 Apr 2016 11:00:00
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From the Book Description:

If you've ever spent hours renaming files or updating hundreds of spreadsheet cells, you know how tedious tasks like these can be. But what if you could have your computer do them for you?

In Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, you'll learn how to use Python to write programs that do in minutes what would take you hours to do by hand—no prior programming experience required. Once you've mastered the basics of programming, you'll create Python programs that effortlessly perform useful and impressive feats of automation to:

  • Search for text in a file or across multiple files
  • Create, update, move, and rename files and folders
  • Search the Web and download online content
  • Update and format data in Excel spreadsheets of any size
  • Split, merge, watermark, and encrypt PDFs
  • Send reminder emails and text notifications
  • Fill out online forms




About The Author(s)


Al Sweigart is a software developer and teaches programming to kids and adults. He has written several Python books for beginners, including Hacking Secret Ciphers with Python, Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python, and Making Games with Python & Pygame.

Al Sweigart

Al Sweigart is a software developer and teaches programming to kids and adults. He has written several Python books for beginners, including Hacking Secret Ciphers with Python, Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python, and Making Games with Python & Pygame.


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