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, with no prior programming experience required. Once you’ve mastered the basics of programming, you’ll be able to create Python programs that effortlessly perform useful and impressive feats of automation to:
- Find text in one file or multiple files
- Create, update, move, and rename files and folders
- Search the web and download content online
- Update and format data in Excel spreadsheets of any size
- Split, merge, watermark, and encrypt PDF files
- Send reminder emails and text notifications
- Fill out forms online
Step-by-step instructions guide you through each program, and practice projects at the end of each chapter challenge you to improve those programs and use your new skills to automate similar tasks.
Don’t waste your time doing work that a well-trained monkey could do. Even if you’ve never written a line of code before, you can have your computer do the hard work. Learn how to Automate Boring Stuff with Python.
|Title||Automate the Boring Stuff with Python|
|Year of Publication||April 14, 2015|
|Number of Pages||600|
Automate the Boring Stuff with Python Summary
“The best part of programming is the triumph of watching the machine do something useful. Automating the boring things with Python frames all programming as these small triumphs; it makes the boring fun.”
Automate the Boring Stuff with Python Review
“I’m having a lot of fun breaking things down and then putting them back together, and I just remember the joy of turning a set of instructions into something useful and fun, like I did when I was a kid.”
About The Author
Al Sweigart is a software developer and tech book author. Python is his favorite programming language, and he is the developer of several open-source modules for it. His other books are freely available under a Creative Commons license on his website. His cat now weighs 11 pounds.