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The Powerful Python Book

  • Among the best books available for taking your Python skills to the next level... I feel there are very few books which offer the sort of insights needed to really improve skills. This is one of the few I can highly recommend for those who are struggling to achieve intermediate skill in Python.
    Darrell Fee, USA
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  • Juan Arambula, Software Engineer

    I tried other premium Python content, and they didn't go deep enough. I found they pretty much repeated each other. And when I tried Powerful Python, it was quite different. I was able to learn in a matter of weeks all I needed to learn about Python to use it proficiently, something that I feel would have taken me months to learn on my own. So I really recommend it to everybody.
  • Jeffrey Smart, Risk Manager & Software Engineer

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  • Anish Sharma, Software Architect

    I always felt that I lacked a solid understanding of how Python worked and how I can work with it better... At the end of the day, [joining Powerful Python] is probably the best decision you have ever made. It's probably one of those secrets that most people don't share, but it's out now.

    Chad Curkendall, Civil Engineering

  • Best programming course I've Found. Period. For developing tangible advanced skills and best practices to be employed in all facets of development, it was worth every nickel and I'd buy it again in a heartbeat.
  • Adrián Marcelo Pardini, Senior Software Engineer

    You haven't seen this kind of dialogue or one-on-one questions with the teachers in other courses. It was something very good for me. I hope to see you here!
  • Ping Wu, Cloud Engineering & FinOps

    I wanted to using Python for reusable code with clarity, so that the "future me" can benefit from it. I feel like a bunch of doors have been opened for me to conquer for the next level.
  • Rahul Mathur, Test Automation Engineer

    It's not the language that is important. It's your thinking and how that thinking applies to the language. Powerful Python permanently embeds that into your brain, and that helps a lot for working professionals.
  • Gary Delp, System Engineering and Integration

    I've tried using Stack Exchange and textbooks and that sort of thing, and that's sort of piecemeal. With Powerful Python, I start from first principles. I commend it to your attention and suggest that if you're serious about doing coding, you'll really benefit from it. Cheers!

Written Testimonials

  • Powerful Python really is the best way I've found to level up my Python skills beyond where they were already.

    The course material demystifies things like testing and mocking, test-driven development, decorators and other things in simple but straightforward ways. Individually, the courses in the boot camp are priceless references, but I also found large benefit from the Slack and Zoom sessions.

    You know, I've never been afraid to dig into the Python libraries that I'm using, find out how they work and what they're doing. But I've noticed that since completing the course, I'm able to dig a lot deeper and understand a lot more.

    And not only that, but it's also extended to my own coding, where I can see a lot more of the project ahead of time before I'm even writing one line of code. How things should fit together and how to make my code more maintainable, more testable.

    It's really been a great way to level up my Python, and I would certainly recommend Powerful Python to anyone at any level to help increase their Python skills.
    Marc Ritterbusch
  • This is an absolute master class in Python. You will simply not find another Python class that presents such advanced material in such an easy-to-grasp manner. The videos lectures are top notch, and the exercises do a phenomenal job of reinforcing the concepts taught. As a software architect with 20+ years of experience, I can tell you with absolute certainty that if you have a foundation in Python and are looking for one class to take your game to the next level, this is the class you should take.
    Eric Kramer, Boston, MA, USA
  • Highly recommended!

    Thanks Powerful Python, I figured how to learn a complex programming language like Python from scratch. I developed enough courage to not get scared to open any of the source code of the Python modules other developers built, because now i am curious to understand and learn the patterns they used.

    I also learned the importance of test driven development and am building my team at work and constantly pushing boundaries of my QA team to embrace the concept of test driven development. It's hard as hell, but immensely satisfying.

    In the process of learning all the courses in Powerful Python I developed a mental capacity to imagine matured object oriented models regardless of the language (Python or Java) and I am able to easily abstract technical complexities and converse with functional and non tech savvy people in a manner they understand and grasp stuff easily.
    Santosh Kumar
  • I really enjoyed Powerful Python. The course is designed to take you from the beginner level to an intermediate and even advanced level in 3 months. Of course, the student must put the necessary effort to achieve such goals. I had some Python foundation before taking this course. However, Powerful Python taught me a lot more by diving deep into classes, test driven developments, generators, dependency management and especially guiding the programmer to write a complex program from scratch.
    Kiswendsida Abdel Nasser Tapso
  • This collection of Python courses are great! They skip the repetitive beginner stuff that every Python book has, and gets to the point quickly. He teaches you at a professional level, but it is still a very clear and understandable level. You will level up fast if you put in the work.

    Powerful Python uses a fantastic "labs" format to get you to really practice and learn the content. He writes unit tests, and you write the code to make the tests pass. It's extremely effective and enjoyable.

    I've learned a ton of production-worthy techniques. For example, the average Python tutorial will teach you how to read and use decorators. Powerful Python will get you to understand them, be able to write them, and then bend them to your absolute will to do amazing things!

    Their coverage of generators has also transformed the way I work with geometry and graphics in Python.
    Chris Lesage, Montreal, Quebec Canada
  • A life changer.

    I always wanted to know how Python developers were able to write such amazing and extensive libraries, but I couldn't find the right fit. Most material out there is either too broad (books) or too narrow (blog post). PP offered an opinionated approach to software development in Python, with lots of exercises and direct feedback from the Powerful Python instructor. In this case, opinionated is an excellent approach as it guides you to learn what matters to get your job done, without worrying about obscure methods or practices that are almost never used.

    PP moved me from Python enthusiast to Pythonista!
    Rafael Pinto
  • The course for intermediate Python users. It's the exact course I needed to go beyond the basics of Python.

    Material is presented in a digestible manner and the exercises help to solidify your understanding.
    George McIntire
  • Comprehensive, deep and highly structured. The Powerful Python (book and Bootcamp) is, as the name suggests, a powerful enabler for anyone seeking to 10x their Python development skills in a short time.

    Given the plethora of courses on the subject, it might be tempting to improve skills incrementally by wading through blog posts, tutorials, and StackOverflow queries. These resources in fact are repetitive, unstructured, and can be overwhelming.

    If you want to make fast progress towards your goals, have a systematic understanding of the language, and avoid wasting time by re-learning low-level concepts across various materials, Powerful Python is the surefire way to go. Soon you will find that you are incorporating advanced Python features and software engineering concepts in your own codebase.
    Asif Zubair
  • Take your Python skills to the next level. Powerful Python is a well structured approach to tackling intermediate and advanced Python and programming topics. I have gained a better grasp of object orient programming and approaches for implementing test driven development. The exercises and labs provide practical examples and allow you to observe your Python skills "leveling up" as you successfully complete each assignment. I highly recommend this course for anyone seeking to take their Python skills to the next level.
    Matt Geiser
  • NOT your typical boring 'Beginner' content - Powerful Python will take you to the next level.

    If you're in that stage of your Python journey where you're beyond the ‘basics' and looking to take it to the next level, this is course for you. A while back I found myself in a rut where I wasn't making the leaps I was during the beginning of my Python quest. Luckily I decided to purchase the book ‘Powerful Python.' It was the best decision I could have made at the time. Within just a few weeks, I started incorporating advanced features into my code, in particular, decorators.

    When it comes to decorators, there's some basic tutorials out there that can help but unlike those other tutorials, the Powerful Python book was able to explain them in such great detail and allow me to understand not only the ‘how', but just as importantly, the ‘why.' Furthermore, the examples he provides are not the typical unrealistic kinds I'd find in so many other tutorials; his examples helped solidify in my brain the purpose and true power of decorators. The main point is – I started writing my own decorators soon after that were able to solve several obstacles I was facing. Actions speak louder than words and the fact that I was able to utilize this feature after reading his book should speak volumes.

    The other great decision I made was join Powerful Python. This is an extensive course which goes over many of the topics that never get mentioned in other tutorials such as test driven development and logging. I had never written a single test before joining PP! What's more scary is until joining the Powerful Python, I did not even comprehend or appreciate the concept of writing tests for my code. Powerful Python provides the content in such a way that you truly appreciate the ‘why' while still learning the ‘how.'

    One of the best features are the workshop labs. This is where your brain actually begins to grasp the topic presented. The labs are set up in a way that allows you to truly test your understanding of the various concepts presented in the course. Furthermore, many of the lab solutions (which are provided) include powerful and downright impressive algorithms. I would spend hours simply re-typing the algorithms used in the solutions in order to make myself become a better programmer.

    Long story short – there are unlimited amounts of Python “beginner” courses and tutorials out there. However, there is a huge shortage in “intermediate/advanced” content. If you are one of those people like me that gets bored quickly and needs that new challenge to take things to the next level, then Powerful Python is the perfect choice.
  • A great resource for taking your Python skills to the next level.

    I've only been able to work through the Pythonic Object-Oriented Programming course so far, but I love the video lessons, explanations and maybe, most of all, the exercises and challenges at the end of the lessons in the form of scenarios and tests. It's an absolutely brilliant idea and approach. I loved every minute I spent working through them. It gave me bite-sized, realistic and fun challenges to apply what I'd just learned.

    It's changed the way I think about classes, objects and OO and how I can use them and apply it to my own code. And improve old code I've already written when I revisit it.

    I'm looking forward to working through the additional courses and topics. I know the other courses are structured the same way and aimed at intermediate to advanced Python skills and what I need to understand about them to make sure I grasp the important Python concepts correctly... so I can move myself and my skills to the next level.
    Nathan J
  • Powerful Python is really power to you. The instructors explain Python so that it becomes second nature for you. Everything can be applied immediately and the concepts are explained thoroughly. The support is amazing and the PP instructors are always there to help.

    The contents are broad and they are taken apart to be digested and put them back later together in a seamless way through the labs, which are a great resource for anyone wanting to apply the knowledge.

    I have put TDD to work since the moment I learned it and it has made me realize how to construct software, so in essence, it has helped me a nonprogrammer, start thinking like one.

    I totally recommend anyone reading this to take this opportunity and become fluent in Python once and for all.
    Juan José Expósito González

Pythonic OOP

  • This class is an excellent introduction to the theory and practice of object oriented programming. You will learn how these concepts can be quickly and cleanly implemented in Python. The lectures and labs are clear and to the point - EXCELLENT instructor.
    Mike Clapper, Oklahoma, USA
  • I'm going to use what I have learned from this course right away. I have a current application and an older one that I have been nursing through my entire Python life that I will remake and refactor.
    Tipton Cole, Austin, Texas, USA
  • I liked the course very much. Expect to kickstart your OOP journey ahead of an average beginner. Final verdict: recommended.
    Konstantin Baikov, Nuremberg , Germany
  • Right from the start of teaching myself Python, I was wishing for some learning material that was more like mentoring and less like instructions. For me, Pythonic Object-Oriented Programming is just that.
    Bryan Stutts, Greenwood Village, Colorado, USA
  • This course is by far the most exhaustive OOP course in Python I've taken... If you're interested in learning about OOP in Python, and even if you think you know everything there is, I highly recommend taking this course.
    Hana Khan, Santa Clara, California, USA
  • The course is a great introduction to object-oriented programming in Python. I was pleased with your emphasis on the Single Responsibility Principle and Liskov Substitution Principles - adherence to these two guiding principles definitely leads to more robust, testable solutions... There is a need for this course out there.
    Michael Moch, Sachse, Texas, USA
  • Previous Python courses I took teach OOP in a 1 dimensional way... the truth is, in Python you are free to do OOP the way you like. The instructor teaches you this freedom while also teaching you to be responsible about it.
    Hassen Ben Tanfous, Hammam Chott, Tunisia
  • You have assembled a really interesting, in-depth and useful course with what I now know to be your trademark qualities of enthusiasm, attention to detail, clarity and erudition.
    Tony Holdroyd, Gravesend, United Kingdom
  • I felt this course is much needed to really understand the power of Python as an object oriented programming language. I read a lot about Python but didn't find any such course where you learn some really interesting concepts with such ease.
    Kapil Gupta, New Delhi, India
  • This course is awesome! The instructor has the unique ability to make abstract (and difficult) concepts so understandable... I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to not only use OOP, but also to understand what goes on under the hood and makes a powerful Python pattern.
    John Tekdek, Milton Keynes, England
  • These labs are one of the best learning experiences I've ever encountered for programming. Other courses and books feel like parroting or copying code. The instructor gives you creative space to practice developing and problem solving.
    Chris Lesage, Montreal, Quebec Canada
  • Even the structure of the labs provided helps me to see better what it is to be "thinking like a programmer".
    Bryan Stutts, Greenwood Village, Colorado, USA
  • The lectures and labs are clear and to the point - EXCELLENT instructor.
    Mike Clapper, Norman, Oklahoma, USA
  • Your dataclasses video was AWESOME, and I'm saying that after watching Raymond Hettinger's video on dataclasses.
    Konstantin Baikov, Nuremberg, Germany
  • This course is by far the most exhaustive OOP course in Python I've taken... If you're interested in learning about OOP in Python, and even if you think you know everything there is, I highly recommend taking this course.
    Hana Khan, Santa Clara, California, USA
  • Final verdict: recommended.
    Konstantin Baikov, Nuremberg, Germany

Test-Driven Python

  • This is a GREAT course. The videos are well-paced, clear and concise, and yet thorough in the material they cover.
    Michael Moch, Texas, USA
  • After you take this course, you'll be confidently doing test-driven development like a pro!
    Hana Khan, California, USA
  • I just completed the full course and it's awesome... I wish you'll continue doing such courses and help us increasing our Python knowledge.
    Kapil Gupta, Delhi, India
  • You will gain valuable new skills that will demonstrably lighten the load, and relieve unnecessary burden from your programming process. Improve your mental state and get healthy with Test-Driven Python.
    Bryan Stutts, Colorado, USA
  • As with all courses from Powerful Python, it clearly sets the problem you are solving and guides you step by step to your first "Aha" moments. The videos are detailed and in-depth enough to warrant a second re-watch after you have the main concepts settled.
    Konstantin Baikov, Nuernberg, Germany
  • Another thumbs-up! For some time, I was looking for resources useful for people like me, wishing to learn more about Python and not the basics over and over. Teachers like you are a big BIG blessing. THANKS!
    Javier Novoak, Mexico City
  • The course progression is clean, there isn't any long stretches or missing concepts. Compact and universally applicable concepts, most likely the only Python TDD course and reference you'll need for years.
    Hassen Ben Tanfous, Tunisia
  • This course covers a lot of ground, not only explaining mechanics and techniques of test driven development... but also delving into strategies.
    Tipton Cole, Texas, USA
  • This is a very well presented and structured course on unit testing and test-driven development. The instructor goes to great lengths... His obvious enthusiasm and passion is both infectious, and motivating. The practical coding exercises are well written.
    Tony Holdroyd, Gravesend, UK
  • It's one of the finest courses... covering from the basics, and ensuring you get a full professional hand on having fully tested Python code. The lesson on mocking is WONDERFUL.
    Kapil Gupta, Delhi, India
  • It's clear that the instructor is passionate... This course thoroughly covers the pros and cons and appropriate use cases for various types of tests so you know exactly when to use what type of test for your code...

    Most of all, this course helped me unlock some very powerful abilities of Python that I didn't even know about. After you take this course, you'll be confidently doing test-driven development like a pro!
    Hana Khan, California, USA
  • As someone who has used and practiced TDD for years, I highly recommend it to anyone starting down the road to TDD mastery. If you're experienced developer familiar with nUnit testing but adopting Python as your new language, I also recommend this course.
    Michael Moch, Texas, USA
  • The smooth presentation and progressive exercises helped to cement these concepts for me... The functionality around decorators is particularly well presented - taking one from basic to advanced usage.
    Asif Zubair, Memphis
  • Once again, Thank you for giving me a superpower :) Unit testing gives me the discipline to write code, and the reward I am getting is highly valuable. All of the course is greatly structured... Labs are designed perfectly.
    Shankar Jha, Bangalore, India
  • The course is excellent value for money, especially with the bonuses. Recommended.
    Tony Holdroyd, Gravesend, UK.

Scaling Python With Generators

  • The instructor does an excellent job of explaining this compelling and often confusing feature of Python. The leisurely pace of the course makes it easy to follow. I now feel confident in using generators to scale my code. Thanks!
    John Tekdek, Milton Keynes, England
  • I am completely amazed by the coroutine concept. I did not read ANYTHING like this about generators ANYWHERE ELSE!
    Shankar Jha, Bangalore, India
  • An EXCELLENT course... explaining a variety of concepts and techniques, including the concepts and uses of coroutines, iterators and comprehensions. Thoroughly recommended!
    Tony Holdroyd, Gravesend, UK
  • Another excellent Python class from an excellent instructor.
    Mike Clapper, Oklahoma, USA
  • The course went deep into Python GEMS... Every time I go over a course by this instructor, I learn a lot. Which very much helps me in my day to day Python development.
    Kapil Gupta, Gurgaon, India
  • This wonderful course... Greatly structured... Good for advanced programmers who want to level up their skills.
    Shankar Jha, Bangalore, India
  • Clearly illustrates concepts in Python scalability... Clear lectures, meaningful lab exercises... students will gain invaluable insight into Python internals.
    Mike Clapper, Oklahoma, USA
  • Once again, Thank you for making me a seasoned Python developer :)
    Shankar Jha, Bangalore, India
  • The course is excellent value for money, especially with the bonuses. Recommended.
    Tony Holdroyd, Gravesend, UK.

Next-Level Python

  • This course was the f*cking best training I have ever taken. You rock.
    Abdul Salam, Lahore
  • Next-Level-Python provides you an opportunity to learn at a deep level...

    The [top secret] section is a great example of not just being taught to use a tool, but is used by this amazing teacher to further my understanding of the way Python ITSELF is designed...
    Bryan Stutts, Colorado, USA
  • I took your other courses also. But personally, I think this one is one of the best video lectures I have ever seen in terms of video as well as in the coding exercises....

    All modules are structured properly and the way you break down each and every topic was very good...

    It's a great course and you are really providing the rare content which is more focused on becoming a great developer. Thank you for making me a seasoned Python developer :)
    Shankar Jha, Bangalore
  • This course bootstraps a programmer with a good general knowledge of Python to a higher level of understanding, appreciation, and skill.

    The instructor is a methodical, erudite, patient and highly focused teacher who goes to great lengths to explicate and get into all the nooks and crannies of his subject matter.

    By the end of the course, if followed assiduously, you will certainly have raised your Python game.

    By the end (assuming you have completed all the labs) you will certainly find yourself far more knowledgeable about Python.

    This course is excellent value, and highly recommended.
    Tony Holdroyd, Gravesend, UK
  • Final verdict: recommended.
    Konstantin Baikov, Nuremberg, Germany

The Powerful Python Book

  • Your book is absolutely amazing and your ability to articulate clear explanations for advanced concepts is unlike any I have ever seen in any Programming book. Thanks again for writing such a good and thought provoking book.
    Armando Someillan
  • Your book is a must have and must read for every Python developer.
    Jorge Carlos Franco, Italy
  • Feels like Neo learning jujitsu in the Matrix.
    John Beauford
  • Powerful Python is already helping me get huge optimization gains. When's the next edition coming out?
    Timothy Dobbins
  • It's direct. Goes right for a couple of subjects that have real-world relevance.
    Chuck Staples, Maine, USA
  • A lot of advanced and useful Python features condensed in a single book.
    Giampaolo Mancini, Italy
  • I just wanted to let you know what an excellent book this is. I'm a self taught developer and after having done badly at some interviews I decided to buy your book. It covers so many of the interview questions I'd got wrong previously... I keep going back to your book to learn python. I've actually recommended it as an interview guide to some of my friends.
    Fahad Qazi, London, UK
  • Thanks. Keep up the good work. Your chapter on decorators is the best I have seen on that topic.
    Leon Tietz, Minnesota, USA
  • What have I found good and valuable about the book so far? Everything honestly. The clear explanations, solid code examples have really helped me advance as a Python coder. Thank you! It has really helped me grasp some advanced concepts that I felt were beyond my abilities.
    Nick S., Colorado, USA
  • Only a couple chapters in so far but already loving the book. Generators are a game changer.
    Ben Randerson, Aberdeen, UK
  • I'm finding your book very insightful and useful and am very much looking forward to the 3rd edition. I'm one of those who struggled with decorators prior to reading your book, but I have greatly benefited from your rich examples and your extremely clear explanations. Yours is one of the few books I keep on my desk.I'm finding your book very insightful and useful... I have greatly benefited from your rich examples and your extremely clear explanations. Yours is one of the few books I keep on my desk.
    Tony Holdroyd, Gravesend, UK
  • LOVING Powerful Python so far, BTW. I started teaching myself Python a while ago and I totally dug the concept of generators. It reminded me of Unix pipes -- I started using Unix in the 70's -- and the generators basically let you construct "pipelines" of functions. Very cool, much better way to express the concept, awesome for scalability. But I was a bit hazy on some of the details. PP clarified that for me, and several other features too. And I'm only up to chapter 3. :-)
    Gary Fritz, Fort Collins, CO, USA.
  • Thank you for your book. It is packed with great information, and even better that information is presented in an easy to understand manner. It took approximately a month to read from cover to cover, and I have already begun implementing the vast majority of the subjects you covered! I gave your book five stars.
    Jon Macpherson
  • This is among the best books available for taking your Python skills to the next level. I have read many books on Python programming in a quest to find intermediate level instruction. I feel there are very few books which offer the sort of insights needed to really improve skills. This is one of the few I can highly recommend for those who are struggling to achieve intermediate skill in Python. The author clearly has a mastery of the topic and has an ability to convey it in and understandable way.
    Darrell Fee, USA
  • Just what I needed. Very much applicable to where I'm at with Python today and taking my coding to the next level. I got a ton of insight with this book. It really brought to light how magic methods can be used to develop things like Pandas. It opened my eyes to how awesome decorators can be! The classes section, logging, and testing were awesome. I need to go back over the book again and work thru some of the techniques that are talked about so I can get used to using them every day. I currently do a lot of implementation work with data and SQL Server. Anything outside of SQL that I do, I do in Python. A problem for me has been that I get so many odd type jobs that my code is pretty spread out across a broad range of functionality. I've been wanting to stream line it, and write my code in a way that it can scale up. At my job, I'm writing, testing, implementing, and maintaining my own Python code. I don't get code reviews, and so it's hard to know if I'm writing good code or not cause I'm not getting that critique from my betters. I think you have definitely given me some broad ideas on being able to scale, and some things that I should strive for in my code.
    Josiah Allen, USA
  • This book taught me a great deal and was enjoyable to read. I have been developing with Python for 5-6 years and considered myself well versed in the language. This book taught me a great deal and was enjoyable to read. The complex patterns are explained well with enough detail to understand but not too much to confuse the reader. After having the book for one day I recommended it to my team and will make it required reading for our interns and junior devs. Note: I purchased this book and did not receive anything for this review.
    Aaron (not the author), USA
  • Great Book. By far one of the best books out there. No nonsense, just great information.
    Edward Finstein, United States
  • Great coverage not offered in other books.
    Tony, United States
  • Amazing work! I wish all technical books could be this good. As an instructor and researcher, I read dozens a year and this is pure platinum. Thanks, Aaron!
    Adam Breindel, United States
  • Truly next-level Python. Concise to the point and practical. Will take your python to the next level.
    Amado, United States
  • Great Python book. One of my favorite Python books that show great examples on using the language effectively.
    Bryant Biggs, United States
  • Great book. A lot of great tips for those beyond a beginner.
    Jeff Schafer, United States
  • Five Stars. Awesome book, helpful in moving beyond basic coding.
    Mark Vallarino, USA
  • Instant productivity gains. These are the best pages you will find on Python if you're an experienced programmer looking to make a leap in your python skills. The entire book takes only a few days to read, and it's very enjoyable. I'm already seeing the rewards in my code as I have shifted from writing simple scripts with 1-2 normal functions to writing a unit-tested class which creates its own decorated functions at runtime (data-driven), overloads operators, and properly handles and throws exceptions. Nowhere else have I found so many of python's unique features explained so clearly and succinctly as I have in Powerful Python.
    Carolyn R., USA
  • A great attribute of this book are the practical examples. I've been programming with Python for about 1.5 years and this book is right up my alley. A great attribute of this book are the practical examples, and comments on Python 2 vs 3 syntax changes. Aaron describes things in great detail so implementing his ideas is very natural.
    Mike Shumko, USA
  • Great book, great lecturer. Took a session with Aaron as OSCON recently - very hands on, great instructor. He handed out his book to all of us - it has a lot of useful examples and gives some great tips on how to refine your Python skills and bring your coding to the next level. If you want to move from beginner python and go to intermediate/advanced topics, this book is perfect for you.
    Gary Colello, USA
  • This book has a lot of useful examples and gives some great tips on how to refine your Python skills and bring your coding to the next level. If you want to move from beginner Python and go to intermediate/advanced topics, this book is perfect for you.
    Anonymous reviewer
  • Takes your Python coding skills from average to awesome. This man knows what he's doing. I have been reading his online stuff and have taken classes with him. And now this book. OH, THIS BOOK! He makes quick work of some advanced and esoteric topics. If you want to be a Python programmer a cut above everyone else, and ace the tough topics in interviews, this is the one for you.
    Hugh Reader, USA
  • Five Stars. I've studied this deeply, the author has been a big contributor to my lifetime development in software engineering.
    Refun, USA
  • Take your Python skills to the next level. Looking to go beyond the basics, to broaden and deepen your Python skills? This is the book for you. Highly recommended!
    Michael Herman, USA
  • Move to this book if you already master the basics. There are very few books that can bridge the gap between basics and advanced level and this is one of them. If you already feel comfortable with lists, dictionaries and all the basics, this book will take you to the next level. However, I would recommend reading this book AND using your python interpreter to repeat all the examples in the book and lastly make some notes like writing down a code snippet so you can always remember and don't need to read it all over again.
    Rodrigo Albuquerque, UK
  • I think it's a pretty fine book.
    Chip Warden, Kansas City, USA
  • If you have enough basics of Python, this should be you next read. This is really good for intermediate Python programmers, who have mastered the basics and are looking for new ideas on various new modules and features out in Python. Also the author explains few gotchas and secrets from the woods to make you a sound Python pro.
    Andrew, UK
  • Excellent book. A great book that will help in real world production-level programming. I found the explanation of some complex topics very easy to understand. An example of this are the chapters on decorators and testing. I would recommend this book to anybody who already knows Python and wants to take it to the next level. While they are other books in the market that have more detail, the selling point of this book is that it is simple yet highly effective. The author shares a lot of best practices used in the real world which I've noticed that a lot of books leave out.
    Raul, Canada
  • Advanced Python! Great book, Python finally explained in an advanced and in-depth way, is not suitable for beginners. You need to have some basics.
    Alex, Italy
  • Five Stars. This is really good book.
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Meet The Founder & CEO

Aaron Maxwell is the founder of Powerful Python, and author of the book by the same name. After over a decade working in Silicon Valley as a software engineer, he has taught advanced Python to over 10,000 technology professionals worldwide.