“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
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—Oscar Baruffa, @OscarBaruffa
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—Hilary Mason, Founder of Fast Forward Labs and Data Scientist in Residence at Accel
“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.”
—Wil Wheaton, American actor and writer
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“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.”
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—Serdar Yegulalp, Info World
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—Javin Paul, Hacker Noon
"One of the best books for learning Python."
—Giles McMullen-Klein, FlickThrough Reviews
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"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
"Best Python book you can buy today."
—Rodrigo Ribeiro, @mcapablanca