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Automate The Boring Stuff With Python

Al Sweigart

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No Starch Press,US
01 August 2017
Web programming
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 formsStep-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.
By:   Al Sweigart
Imprint:   No Starch Press,US
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 178mm,  Spine: 31mm
Weight:   972g
ISBN:   9781593275990
ISBN 10:   1593275994
Pages:   504
Publication Date:   01 August 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Al Sweigart is a professional software developer who teaches programming to kids and mentors adult students. His programming tutorials can be found at He has written three popular self-published books that teach Python to beginners, including Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python, Making Games with Python & Pygame, and Hacking Secret Ciphers with Python.

Reviews for Automate The Boring Stuff With Python

I'm having a lot of fun breaking things and then putting them back together, and just remembering the joy of turning a set of instructions into something useful and fun, like I did when I was a kid. --Wil Wheaton 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

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