“If you are new to Python, get this book. ... If you lie in the category of experienced Pythonistas and haven’t read this book, you should also take out some time and read it.”
—The Startup, Medium
"The best part of programming is the triumph of seeing the machine do something useful. Automate the Boring Stuff with Python frames all of programming as these small triumphs; it makes the boring fun.”
—Hilary Mason, Founder of Fast Forward Labs and Data Scientist in Residence at Accel
Wil Wheaton on reading 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.”
“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.”
Listen to an interview with Al Sweigart about Automate the Boring Stuff with Python on the Talk Python to Me podcast!
“Valuable to have on your shelf...an extremely useful book.”
—Kids, Code, and Computer Science Magazine
“Written in easy to understand language with a gentle approach...Automate the Boring Stuff with Python is the perfect manual to get your computer doing the busywork.”
Read an interview with Al Sweigart on the Import Python blog!
Al Sweigart was interviewed about practical programming on the Test Talks podcast with Joe Colantonio.
Al Sweigart offers tips on Practical Programming for Non-Engineers on Opensource.com.
Read Al Sweigart's advice on Opensource.com for teaching kids how to code.
Al Sweigart chronicles 6 time-consuming tasks you can automate with code, on Opensource.com.
"Automate the Boring Stuff with Python is perfect for anyone who has menial tasks they don't want to spend hours doing."
"Whether you prefer working through a book, or learning by watching, or both together, Automate the Boring Stuff will have you productive in Python in no time."
—Serdar Yegulalp, Info World
"If you seriously want to know how much Python helps with automation, my favorite place is the Automate Boring Stuff with Python book, a simply awesome book."
—Javin Paul, Hacker Noon
"One of the best books for learning Python."
—Giles McMullen-Klein, FlickThrough Reviews
"With lessons on how to use Python to program Excel spreadsheets, crawl websites, parse PDFs and Word documents, send emails, and other productivity-boosting task automation, it's a stellar resource for office workers, academics, and administrators."
"This is certainly a much more engaging way to learn Python . . . it gets you all excited by the prospect of making cool little programs that will save you time."
—Andrew Lau, AndrewLauActuary.com
"I've found both the book and Udemy course to be really helpful."
—Mark S, @Awful_Curious
Selected by Cyber Defense Magazine as 1 of 100 Best CyberSecurity Books