Zero Bugs

Zero Bugs
  • Author : Kate Thompson
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 180
  • Relase : 2016-01-01
  • ISBN : 1530158680

Zero Bugs Book Review:

A book about programming, improving skill, and avoiding mistakes. The author spent two years researching every bug avoidance technique she could find. This book contains the best of them. If you want to program faster, with fewer bugs, and write more secure code, buy this book! "This is the best book I have ever read." - Anonymous reviewer "Four score and seven years ago this book helped me debug my server code." -Abraham Lincoln "Would my Javascript have memory leaks without this book? Would fishes fly without water?" -Socrates "This book is the greatest victory since the Spanish Armada, and the best about programming." -Queen Elizabeth http: //www.zerobugsandprogramfaster.net

Zero Bugs and Program Faster

Zero Bugs and Program Faster
  • Author : Andrew Thompson
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 180
  • Relase : 2015-09-22
  • ISBN : 1503263665

Zero Bugs and Program Faster Book Review:

This is a copy to send out to my friends.

Over 40 Publications / Studies Combined: UAS / UAV / Drone Swarm Technology Research

Over 40 Publications / Studies Combined: UAS / UAV / Drone Swarm Technology Research
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Jeffrey Frank Jones
  • Pages : 3840
  • Relase :
  • ISBN :

Over 40 Publications / Studies Combined: UAS / UAV / Drone Swarm Technology Research Book Review:

Over 3,800 total pages ... Just a sample of the studies / publications included: Drone Swarms Terrorist and Insurgent Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Use, Potentials, and Military Implications Countering A2/AD with Swarming Stunning Swarms: An Airpower Alternative to Collateral Damage Ideal Directed-Energy System To Defeat Small Unmanned Aircraft System Swarms Break the Kill Chain, not the Budget: How to Avoid U.S. Strategic Retrenchment Gyges Effect: An Ethical Critique of Lethal Remotely Piloted Aircraft Human Robotic Swarm Interaction Using an Artificial Physics Approach Swarming UAS II Swarming Unmanned Aircraft Systems Communication Free Robot Swarming UAV Swarm Attack: Protection System Alternatives for Destroyers Confidential and Authenticated Communications in a Large Fixed-Wing UAV Swarm UAV Swarm Behavior Modeling for Early Exposure of Failure Modes Optimized Landing of Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Swarms Mini, Micro, and Swarming Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: A Baseline Study UAV Swarm Operational Risk Assessment System SmartSwarms: Distributed UAVs that Think Command and Control Autonomous UxV's UAV Swarm Tactics: An Agent-Based Simulation and Markov Process Analysis A Novel Communications Protocol Using Geographic Routing for Swarming UAVs Performing a Search Mission Accelerating the Kill Chain via Future Unmanned Aircraft Evolution of Control Programs for a Swarm of Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles AFIT UAV Swarm Mission Planning and Simulation System A Genetic Algorithm for UAV Routing Integrated with a Parallel Swarm Simulation Applying Cooperative Localization to Swarm UAVS Using an Extended Kalman Filter A Secure Group Communication Architecture for a Swarm of Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Braving the Swarm: Lowering Anticipated Group Bias in Integrated Fire/Police Units Facing Paramilitary Terrorism Distributed Beamforming in a Swarm UAV Network Integrating UAS Flocking Operations with Formation Drag Reduction Tracking with a Cooperatively Controlled Swarm of GMTI Equipped UAVS Using Agent-Based Modeling to Evaluate UAS Behaviors in a Target-Rich Environment Experimental Analysis of Integration of Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Naval Special Warfare Operations Forces Target Acquisition Involving Multiple Unmanned Air Vehicles: Interfaces for Small Unmanned Air Systems (ISUS) Program Tools for the Conceptual Design and Engineering Analysis of Micro Air Vehicles Architectural Considerations for Single Operator Management of Multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Dreaming in Code

Dreaming in Code
  • Author : Scott Rosenberg
  • Publisher : Crown Business
  • Pages : 403
  • Relase : 2008
  • ISBN : 9781400082476

Dreaming in Code Book Review:

A noted journalist chronicles three years in the lives of a team of maverick software developers, led by Lotus 1-2-3 creator Mitch Kapor, intent on creating a revolutionary personal information manager to challenge Microsoft Outlook. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

C++ for dinosaurs: Guide for readable, maintainable, reusable and faster code

C++ for dinosaurs: Guide for readable, maintainable, reusable and faster code
  • Author : Nick Economidis
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 120
  • Relase : 2014-07-30
  • ISBN : 9781312367661

C++ for dinosaurs: Guide for readable, maintainable, reusable and faster code Book Review:

This is a guide for creating readable, maintainable, reusable and faster code. No object oriented programming is involved. Out of all techniques which aim to improve your product's quality, readability has the highest return on effort. - Quality: Bugs are found mostly by reviewing other people's code. You can't review somebody else's code if you cannot read it. Bugs are not found by unit-tests, because unit-tests are created to capture errors that are known to exist. - Efficiency: Maintenance takes about 80% of developers' time. Therefore, spending some time in writing better code will save you more time during maintenance. - Performance: Unreadable code is difficult to reason about. Any opportunities for optimisation that may exist are often impossible to spot. The six techniques described are easy, therefore: - students can apply them - C programmers can follow it without changing programming paradigm - you can write idiomatic C++, instead of writing like C, Java, or Fortran.

Advanced R

Advanced R
  • Author : Hadley Wickham
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 476
  • Relase : 2015-09-15
  • ISBN : 9781498759809

Advanced R Book Review:

An Essential Reference for Intermediate and Advanced R Programmers Advanced R presents useful tools and techniques for attacking many types of R programming problems, helping you avoid mistakes and dead ends. With more than ten years of experience programming in R, the author illustrates the elegance, beauty, and flexibility at the heart of R. The book develops the necessary skills to produce quality code that can be used in a variety of circumstances. You will learn: The fundamentals of R, including standard data types and functions Functional programming as a useful framework for solving wide classes of problems The positives and negatives of metaprogramming How to write fast, memory-efficient code This book not only helps current R users become R programmers but also shows existing programmers what’s special about R. Intermediate R programmers can dive deeper into R and learn new strategies for solving diverse problems while programmers from other languages can learn the details of R and understand why R works the way it does.

Bugs in My Hair!

Bugs in My Hair!
  • Author : David Shannon
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 32
  • Relase : 2016-09-27
  • ISBN : 9781338137781

Bugs in My Hair! Book Review:

Is something bugging you? Bestselling award-winner David Shannon shows the funny side of waging war against--oh no!--head lice. This book is guaranteed to make you laugh--and itch! From the opening picture of a happy, oversized louse appearing with his suitcases, you know these bugs are determined to stay, and Mom is about to go nuts! Nobody talks about them, but they are everywhere. (Some estimate 20 million children a year host them.) Oh the shame and humiliation of having bugs in your hair! But if you go to school, or have play dates, chances are good you might meet them someday. Maybe you already have! Lucky for you, the unwelcome bugs in this story are so funny you will be laughing aloud--even when Mom attacks them with battle-tested anti-lice weapons. Shannon peppers his hilarious scenes with fun, "nitpicking" facts about these "lousy" critters and pokes fun at common denial: "It's probably ash from that volcano in Pogo Pogo." Soon the party's over--Bye bye, Little Nasties! Once again Shannon has created a fresh, highly entertaining read-aloud classic that begs to be read again and again.

Python 101

Python 101
  • Author : Michael Driscoll
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 588
  • Relase : 2020-08-30
  • ISBN : 9798676893880

Python 101 Book Review:

The second edition of Python 101 (50,000+ eBook readers alone) uses Python 3 to teach you how to program successfully. This book can be read by people with no programming experience, although understanding basic computer terminology is recommended. While Python 101 teaches you all the basics that you need to know, it also dives into many intermediate level topics too. This book is split up into four sections: The Python Language Intermediate Topics Creating Sample Applications Distributing Your Code This book has been completely rewritten from the ground up. There are many new chapters and coverage of new features in Python 3. Another new feature is that Python 101 has Review Questions for every chapter. The book also includes an answer key in the back. Unlike most beginner Python books, Python 101 explains how to create simple applications. It also goes on to teach you how to distribute your code as a Windows executable.

Countdown to Zero Day

Countdown to Zero Day
  • Author : Kim Zetter
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Pages : 433
  • Relase : 2014
  • ISBN : 9780770436193

Countdown to Zero Day Book Review:

Top cybersecurity journalist Kim Zetter tells the story behind the virus that sabotaged Iran's nuclear efforts and shows how its existence has ushered in a new age of warfare--one in which a digital attack can have the same destructive capability as a megaton bomb. In January 2010, inspectors with the International Atomic Energy Agency noticed that centrifuges at an Iranian uranium enrichment plant were failing at an unprecedented rate. The cause was a complete mystery--apparently as much to the technicians replacing the centrifuges as to the inspectors observing them. Then, five months later, a seemingly unrelated event occurred: A computer security firm in Belarus was called in to troubleshoot some computers in Iran that were crashing and rebooting repeatedly. At first, the firm's programmers believed the malicious code on the machines was a simple, routine piece of malware. But as they and other experts around the world investigated, they discovered a mysterious virus of unparalleled complexity. They had, they soon learned, stumbled upon the world's first digital weapon. For Stuxnet, as it came to be known, was unlike any other virus or worm built before: Rather than simply hijacking targeted computers or stealing information from them, it escaped the digital realm to wreak actual, physical destruction on a nuclear facility. In these pages, Wired journalist Kim Zetter draws on her extensive sources and expertise to tell the story behind Stuxnet's planning, execution, and discovery, covering its genesis in the corridors of Bush's White House and its unleashing on systems in Iran--and telling the spectacular, unlikely tale of the security geeks who managed to unravel a sabotage campaign years in the making. But Countdown to Zero Day ranges far beyond Stuxnet itself. Here, Zetter shows us how digital warfare developed in the US. She takes us inside today's flourishing zero-day "grey markets," in which intelligence agencies and militaries pay huge sums for the malicious code they need to carry out infiltrations and attacks. She reveals just how vulnerable many of our own critical systems are to Stuxnet-like strikes, from nation-state adversaries and anonymous hackers alike--and shows us just what might happen should our infrastructure be targeted by such an attack. Propelled by Zetter's unique knowledge and access, and filled with eye-opening explanations of the technologies involved, Countdown to Zero Day is a comprehensive and prescient portrait of a world at the edge of a new kind of war.

Fundamentals of Computer Programming with C#

Fundamentals of Computer Programming with C#
  • Author : Svetlin Nakov,Veselin Kolev
  • Publisher : Faber Publishing
  • Pages : 1132
  • Relase : 2013-09-01
  • ISBN : 9789544007737

Fundamentals of Computer Programming with C# Book Review:

The free book "Fundamentals of Computer Programming with C#" is a comprehensive computer programming tutorial that teaches programming, logical thinking, data structures and algorithms, problem solving and high quality code with lots of examples in C#. It starts with the first steps in programming and software development like variables, data types, conditional statements, loops and arrays and continues with other basic topics like methods, numeral systems, strings and string processing, exceptions, classes and objects. After the basics this fundamental programming book enters into more advanced programming topics like recursion, data structures (lists, trees, hash-tables and graphs), high-quality code, unit testing and refactoring, object-oriented principles (inheritance, abstraction, encapsulation and polymorphism) and their implementation the C# language. It also covers fundamental topics that each good developer should know like algorithm design, complexity of algorithms and problem solving. The book uses C# language and Visual Studio to illustrate the programming concepts and explains some C# / .NET specific technologies like lambda expressions, extension methods and LINQ. The book is written by a team of developers lead by Svetlin Nakov who has 20+ years practical software development experience. It teaches the major programming concepts and way of thinking needed to become a good software engineer and the C# language in the meantime. It is a great start for anyone who wants to become a skillful software engineer. The books does not teach technologies like databases, mobile and web development, but shows the true way to master the basics of programming regardless of the languages, technologies and tools. It is good for beginners and intermediate developers who want to put a solid base for a successful career in the software engineering industry. The book is accompanied by free video lessons, presentation slides and mind maps, as well as hundreds of exercises and live examples. Download the free C# programming book, videos, presentations and other resources from http://introprogramming.info. Title: Fundamentals of Computer Programming with C# (The Bulgarian C# Programming Book) ISBN: 9789544007737 ISBN-13: 978-954-400-773-7 (9789544007737) ISBN-10: 954-400-773-3 (9544007733) Author: Svetlin Nakov & Co. Pages: 1132 Language: English Published: Sofia, 2013 Publisher: Faber Publishing, Bulgaria Web site: http://www.introprogramming.info License: CC-Attribution-Share-Alike Tags: free, programming, book, computer programming, programming fundamentals, ebook, book programming, C#, CSharp, C# book, tutorial, C# tutorial; programming concepts, programming fundamentals, compiler, Visual Studio, .NET, .NET Framework, data types, variables, expressions, statements, console, conditional statements, control-flow logic, loops, arrays, numeral systems, methods, strings, text processing, StringBuilder, exceptions, exception handling, stack trace, streams, files, text files, linear data structures, list, linked list, stack, queue, tree, balanced tree, graph, depth-first search, DFS, breadth-first search, BFS, dictionaries, hash tables, associative arrays, sets, algorithms, sorting algorithm, searching algorithms, recursion, combinatorial algorithms, algorithm complexity, OOP, object-oriented programming, classes, objects, constructors, fields, properties, static members, abstraction, interfaces, encapsulation, inheritance, virtual methods, polymorphism, cohesion, coupling, enumerations, generics, namespaces, UML, design patterns, extension methods, anonymous types, lambda expressions, LINQ, code quality, high-quality code, high-quality classes, high-quality methods, code formatting, self-documenting code, code refactoring, problem solving, problem solving methodology, 9789544007737, 9544007733

Beginning Software Engineering

Beginning Software Engineering
  • Author : Rod Stephens
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 480
  • Relase : 2015-03-02
  • ISBN : 9781118969168

Beginning Software Engineering Book Review:

A complete introduction to building robust and reliable software Beginning Software Engineering demystifies the software engineering methodologies and techniques that professional developers use to design and build robust, efficient, and consistently reliable software. Free of jargon and assuming no previous programming, development, or management experience, this accessible guide explains important concepts and techniques that can be applied to any programming language. Each chapter ends with exercises that let you test your understanding and help you elaborate on the chapter's main concepts. Everything you need to understand waterfall, Sashimi, agile, RAD, Scrum, Kanban, Extreme Programming, and many other development models is inside! Describes in plain English what software engineering is Explains the roles and responsibilities of team members working on a software engineering project Outlines key phases that any software engineering effort must handle to produce applications that are powerful and dependable Details the most popular software development methodologies and explains the different ways they handle critical development tasks Incorporates exercises that expand upon each chapter's main ideas Includes an extensive glossary of software engineering terms

Embedded Systems

Embedded Systems
  • Author : Jack G. Ganssle,Stuart R. Ball
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Pages : 563
  • Relase : 2008
  • ISBN : 9780750686259

Embedded Systems Book Review:

Famed author Jack Ganssle has selected the very best embedded systems design material from the Newnes portfolio and compiled into this volume. The result is a book covering the gamut of embedded design—from hardware to software to integrated embedded systems—with a strong pragmatic emphasis. In addition to specific design techniques and practices, this book also discusses various approaches to solving embedded design problems and how to successfully apply theory to actual design tasks. The material has been selected for its timelessness as well as for its relevance to contemporary embedded design issues. This book will be an essential working reference for anyone involved in embedded system design! Table of Contents: Chapter 1. Motors - Stuart Ball Chapter 2. Testing – Arnold S. Berger Chapter 3. System-Level Design – Keith E. Curtis Chapter 4. Some Example Sensor, Actuator and Control Applications and Circuits (Hard Tasks) – Lewin ARW Edwards Chapter 5. Installing and Using a Version Control System – Chris Keydel and Olaf Meding Chapter 6. Embedded State Machine Implementation - Martin Gomez Chapter 7. Firmware Musings – Jack Ganssle Chapter 8. Hardware Musings – Jack Ganssle Chapter 9. Closed Loop Controls, Rabbits, and Hounds - John M. Holland Chapter 10. Application Examples David J. Katz and Rick Gentile Chapter 11. Analog I/Os – Jean LaBrosse Chapter 12. Optimizing DSP Software – Robert Oshana Chapter 13. Embedded Processors – Peter Wilson *Hand-picked content selected by embedded systems luminary Jack Ganssle *Real-world best design practices including chapters on FPGAs, DSPs, and microcontrollers *Covers both hardware and software aspects of embedded systems

Find the Bug

Find the Bug
  • Author : Adam Barr
  • Publisher : Addison-Wesley Professional
  • Pages : 306
  • Relase : 2005
  • ISBN : UOM:39015059221872

Find the Bug Book Review:

Gain a deeper understanding of software and learn to be a better programmer with this unique book of challenging code exercises.

Lean Software Strategies

Lean Software Strategies
  • Author : Peter Middleton,James Sutton
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 468
  • Relase : 2020-03-06
  • ISBN : 9781000077575

Lean Software Strategies Book Review:

Lean production, which has radically benefited traditional manufacturing, can greatly improve the software industry with similar methods and results. This transformation is possible because the same overarching principles that apply in other industries work equally well in software development. The software industry follows the same industrial concepts of production as those applied in manufacturing; however, the software industry perceives itself as being fundamentally different and has largely ignored what other industries have gained through the application of lean techniques.

Think Julia

Think Julia
  • Author : Ben Lauwens,Allen B. Downey
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Pages : 298
  • Relase : 2019-04-05
  • ISBN : 9781492044987

Think Julia Book Review:

If you’re just learning how to program, Julia is an excellent JIT-compiled, dynamically typed language with a clean syntax. This hands-on guide uses Julia 1.0 to walk you through programming one step at a time, beginning with basic programming concepts before moving on to more advanced capabilities, such as creating new types and multiple dispatch. Designed from the beginning for high performance, Julia is a general-purpose language ideal for not only numerical analysis and computational science but also web programming and scripting. Through exercises in each chapter, you’ll try out programming concepts as you learn them. Think Julia is perfect for students at the high school or college level as well as self-learners and professionals who need to learn programming basics. Start with the basics, including language syntax and semantics Get a clear definition of each programming concept Learn about values, variables, statements, functions, and data structures in a logical progression Discover how to work with files and databases Understand types, methods, and multiple dispatch Use debugging techniques to fix syntax, runtime, and semantic errors Explore interface design and data structures through case studies

Security and Privacy in Communication Networks

Security and Privacy in Communication Networks
  • Author : Xiaodong Lin,Ali Ghorbani,Kui Ren,Sencun Zhu,Aiqing Zhang
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 855
  • Relase : 2018-04-21
  • ISBN : 9783319788135

Security and Privacy in Communication Networks Book Review:

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed roceedings of the 13th International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communications Networks, SecureComm 2017, held in Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, in October 2017.The 31 revised regular papers and 15 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 105 submissions. The topics range from security and privacy in machine learning to differential privacy, which are currently hot research topics in cyber security research.

Programming Pearls

Programming Pearls
  • Author : Jon Bentley
  • Publisher : Addison-Wesley Professional
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2016-04-21
  • ISBN : 9780134498034

Programming Pearls Book Review:

When programmers list their favorite books, Jon Bentley’s collection of programming pearls is commonly included among the classics. Just as natural pearls grow from grains of sand that irritate oysters, programming pearls have grown from real problems that have irritated real programmers. With origins beyond solid engineering, in the realm of insight and creativity, Bentley’s pearls offer unique and clever solutions to those nagging problems. Illustrated by programs designed as much for fun as for instruction, the book is filled with lucid and witty descriptions of practical programming techniques and fundamental design principles. It is not at all surprising that Programming Pearls has been so highly valued by programmers at every level of experience. In this revision, the first in 14 years, Bentley has substantially updated his essays to reflect current programming methods and environments. In addition, there are three new essays on testing, debugging, and timing set representations string problems All the original programs have been rewritten, and an equal amount of new code has been generated. Implementations of all the programs, in C or C++, are now available on the Web. What remains the same in this new edition is Bentley’s focus on the hard core of programming problems and his delivery of workable solutions to those problems. Whether you are new to Bentley’s classic or are revisiting his work for some fresh insight, the book is sure to make your own list of favorites.

Learn Python 3 the Hard Way

Learn Python 3 the Hard Way
  • Author : Zed A. Shaw
  • Publisher : Addison-Wesley Professional
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2017-06-26
  • ISBN : 9780134693903

Learn Python 3 the Hard Way Book Review:

You Will Learn Python 3! Zed Shaw has perfected the world’s best system for learning Python 3. Follow it and you will succeed—just like the millions of beginners Zed has taught to date! You bring the discipline, commitment, and persistence; the author supplies everything else. In Learn Python 3 the Hard Way, you’ll learn Python by working through 52 brilliantly crafted exercises. Read them. Type their code precisely. (No copying and pasting!) Fix your mistakes. Watch the programs run. As you do, you’ll learn how a computer works; what good programs look like; and how to read, write, and think about code. Zed then teaches you even more in 5+ hours of video where he shows you how to break, fix, and debug your code—live, as he’s doing the exercises. Install a complete Python environment Organize and write code Fix and break code Basic mathematics Variables Strings and text Interact with users Work with files Looping and logic Data structures using lists and dictionaries Program design Object-oriented programming Inheritance and composition Modules, classes, and objects Python packaging Automated testing Basic game development Basic web development It’ll be hard at first. But soon, you’ll just get it—and that will feel great! This course will reward you for every minute you put into it. Soon, you’ll know one of the world’s most powerful, popular programming languages. You’ll be a Python programmer. This Book Is Perfect For Total beginners with zero programming experience Junior developers who know one or two languages Returning professionals who haven’t written code in years Seasoned professionals looking for a fast, simple, crash course in Python 3

Designing Data-Intensive Applications

Designing Data-Intensive Applications
  • Author : Martin Kleppmann
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Pages : 616
  • Relase : 2017-03-16
  • ISBN : 9781491903100

Designing Data-Intensive Applications Book Review:

Data is at the center of many challenges in system design today. Difficult issues need to be figured out, such as scalability, consistency, reliability, efficiency, and maintainability. In addition, we have an overwhelming variety of tools, including relational databases, NoSQL datastores, stream or batch processors, and message brokers. What are the right choices for your application? How do you make sense of all these buzzwords? In this practical and comprehensive guide, author Martin Kleppmann helps you navigate this diverse landscape by examining the pros and cons of various technologies for processing and storing data. Software keeps changing, but the fundamental principles remain the same. With this book, software engineers and architects will learn how to apply those ideas in practice, and how to make full use of data in modern applications. Peer under the hood of the systems you already use, and learn how to use and operate them more effectively Make informed decisions by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of different tools Navigate the trade-offs around consistency, scalability, fault tolerance, and complexity Understand the distributed systems research upon which modern databases are built Peek behind the scenes of major online services, and learn from their architectures

Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, 2nd Edition

Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, 2nd Edition
  • Author : Al Sweigart
  • Publisher : No Starch Press
  • Pages : 592
  • Relase : 2019-11-12
  • ISBN : 9781593279936

Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, 2nd Edition Book Review:

The second edition of this best-selling Python book (over 500,000 copies sold!) 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 of 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.