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Top ten Python books

  1. Python in a Nutshell:
  2. The Python Cookbook:
  3. Text Processing in Python:
  4. Python Programming on Win32 :
  5. Dive into Python:
  6. Foundations of Python Network Programming:
  7. Python Essential Reference:
  8. Programming Python:
  9. Learning Python:
  10. Python Web Programming:


Update: Lasse Koskela asked; "I wonder how many Python books did *not* make it to Bill's list...?"

Well truth be told, there's probably only about 10 others, and I could get by with just the first 5 or 6 above. But that's Python for you - shorter all round.


December 4, 2004 09:02 PM

Comments

Giulio Piancastelli
(December 5, 2004 04:12 PM #)

It would be nice to see a top 10 for Ruby books, but sadly I don't think there already are 10 good books on Ruby out there. (Are there even 10 books?)

Lasse
(December 5, 2004 06:35 PM #)

I wonder how many Python books did *not* make it to Bill's list...?

James Britt
(December 5, 2004 10:32 PM #)

"It would be nice to see a top 10 for Ruby books, but sadly I don't think there already are 10 good books on Ruby out there. (Are there even 10 books?)"

Well, you can see some here: http://www.ruby-doc.org/bookstore/

There are far more in Japanese, though.

"But that's Python for you - shorter all round."

Well, then you should love Ruby.

Bill Seitz
(December 6, 2004 03:03 AM #)

Hmm, did the order of that list change since it originally went up? Does it now more accurately portray your ranking of them?

Lasse
(December 6, 2004 04:23 PM #)

Yes, it did change. When I first read this blog entry, "Dive Into Python" was number one. I remember it because that's the only Python book I've read (though I hope it won't be the last).

Joe Grossberg
(December 6, 2004 09:22 PM #)

Have you ever read "Web Programming with Python"?

Bill de hra
(December 14, 2004 02:18 PM #)

"Hmm, did the order of that list change since it originally went up?"

Yes it did change. The new order reflects my preferences better.

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