Automate The Boring Stuff With Python

Author: Al Sweigart
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593275994
Size: 13.85 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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 filesCreate, update, move, and rename files and foldersSearch the Web and download online contentUpdate and format data in Excel spreadsheets of any sizeSplit, merge, watermark, and encrypt PDFsSend reminder emails and text notificationsFill out online forms Step-by-step instructions walk you through each program, and practice projects at the end of each chapter challenge you to improve those programs and use your newfound skills to automate similar tasks. Don’t spend your time doing work a well-trained monkey could do. Even if you’ve never written a line of code, you can make your computer do the grunt work. Learn how in Automate the Boring Stuff with Python. Note: The programs in this book are written to run on Python 3.

Automate The Boring Stuff With Python 2nd Edition

Author: Al Sweigart
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593279930
Size: 44.34 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The second edition of this best-selling Python book (100,000+ copies sold in print alone) uses Python 3 to teach even the technically uninclined how to write programs that do in minutes what would take hours to do by hand. There is no prior programming experience required and the book is loved by liberal arts majors and geeks alike. 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 this fully revised second edition of the best-selling classic 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. You'll learn the basics Python and explore Python's rich library of modules for performing specific tasks, like scraping data off websites, reading PDF and Word documents, and automating clicking and typing tasks. The second edition of this international fan favorite includes a brand-new chapter on input validation, as well as tutorials on automating Gmail and Google Sheets, plus tips on automatically updating CSV files. You'll learn how to create programs that effortlessly perform useful 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 email responses and text notifications • Fill out online forms Step-by-step instructions walk you through each program, and updated practice projects at the end of each chapter challenge you to improve those programs and use your newfound skills to automate similar tasks. Don't spend your time doing work a well-trained monkey could do. Even if you've never written a line of code, you can make your computer do the grunt work. Learn how in Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, 2nd Edition.

Careers For Tech Girls In Software Engineering

Author: Sarah Rose Dahnke
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1508180245
Size: 68.40 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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As apps, online shopping, and automated services expand in scope, software engineering, the development, operation, and maintenance of software, is a career growing in scope and salary. While "software development" may initially evoke images of a high-tech computer lab, in reality, software engineering is a growing part of many industries, and the workplaces and those working in them are equally diverse. This book provides a young women's guide to breaking her way into a traditionally male-dominated industry. Chapters cover the industry at large, possible career paths, and the preparation tech girls can undertake in middle school, high school, and college to lay the foundations for engineering. With a special focus on women in STEM, this volume also addresses the job hunt and the unique difficulties women may face in the workplace, such as pay disparity or derogatory remarks and behavior, and gives readers tools to confront and report such unacceptable practices.