The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Python!¶
Greetings, Earthling! Welcome to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Python.
This is a living, breathing guide. If you’d like to contribute, fork us on GitHub!
This handcrafted guide exists to provide both novice and expert Python developers a best practice handbook to the installation, configuration, and usage of Python on a daily basis.
This guide is opinionated in a way that is almost, but not quite, entirely unlike Python’s official documentation. You won’t find a list of every Python web framework available here. Rather, you’ll find a nice concise list of highly recommended options.
Let’s get started! But first, let’s make sure you know where your towel is.
Getting Started with Python¶
New to Python? Let’s properly setup up your Python environment.
- Properly Install Python
Writing Great Python Code¶
This part of the guide focuses on the best-practices for writing Python code.
- Structuring Your Project
- Code Style
- Reading Great Code
- Testing Your Code
- Common Gotchas
- Choosing a License
Scenario Guide for Python Applications¶
This part of the guide focuses on tool and module advice based on different scenarios.
- Network Applications
- Web Applications
- HTML Scraping
- Command-line Applications
- GUI Applications
- Systems Administration
- Continuous Integration
- Scientific Applications
- Image Manipulation
- Data Serialization
- XML parsing
- Machine Learning
- Interfacing with C/C++ Libraries
Shipping Great Python Code¶
This part of the guide focuses on deploying your Python code.
Python Development Environments¶
This part of the guide focus on the Python development environment, and the best-practice tools that are available for writing Python code.
This part of the guide, which is mostly prose, begins with some background information about Python, then focuses on next steps.
- The Community
- Learning Python
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