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Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, 2nd Edition by Al Sweigart

Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, 2nd Edition

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Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, 2nd Edition by Al Sweigart
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Nov 12, 2019 | ISBN 9781593279929

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Praise

“With lessons on how to use Python to program Excel spreadsheets, crawl websites, parse PDFs and Word documents, send emails, and other productivity-boosting task automation, it’s a stellar resource for office workers, academics, and administrators.”
—Mashable

Praise for the first edition of Automate the Boring Stuff with Python:

“The best part of programming is the triumph of seeing the machine do something useful. Automate the Boring Stuff with Python frames all of programming as these small triumphs; it makes the boring fun.”
Hilary Mason, Founder of Fast Forward Labs and Data Scientist in Residence at Accel
 

“Do you need Automate the Boring Stuff with Python? Yes, if you want to enhance your workflow by using automation, this is an excellent place to start. Highly recommended.”
—Network World
 
“Valuable to have on your shelf…an extremely useful book.”
Kids, Code, and Computer Science Magazine
 
Automate the Boring Stuff with Python is perfect for anyone who has menial tasks they don’t want to spend hours doing.”
GeekMom

“Whether you prefer working through a book, or learning by watching, or both together, Automate the Boring Stuff will have you productive in Python in no time.”
—Serdar Yegulalp, InfoWorld

“If you seriously want to know how much Python helps with automation, my favorite place is the Automate Boring Stuff with Python book, a simply awesome book.”
—Javin Paul, Hacker Noon

Table Of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

Part I: Python Programming Basics
Chapter 1: Python Basics
Chapter 2: Flow Control
Chapter 3: Functions
Chapter 4: Lists
Chapter 5: Dictionaries and Structuring Data
Chapter 6: Manipulating Strings

Part II: Automating Tasks
Chapter 7: Pattern Matching with Regular Expressions
Chapter 8: Input Validation
Chapter 9: Reading and Writing Files
Chapter 10: Organizing Files
Chapter 11: Debugging
Chapter 12: Web Scraping
Chapter 13: Working with Excel Spreadsheets
Chapter 14: Working with Google Sheets
Chapter 15: Working with PDF and Word Documents
Chapter 16: Working with CSV Files and JSON Data
Chapter 17: Keeping Time, Scheduling Tasks, and Launching Programs
Chapter 18: Sending Email and Text Messages
Chapter 19: Manipulating Images
Chapter 20: Controlling the Keyboard and Mouse with GUI Automation

Appendix A: Installing Third-Party Modules
Appendix B: Running Programs
Appendix C: Answers to the Practice Questions

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