At this point, you should have a clearer picture of how Python works than when you started. Now the rubber hits the road, so to speak, and in the next ten chapters you put your newfound skills to work. Each chapter contains a single do-it-yourself project with a lot of room for experimentation, while at the same time giving you the necessary tools to implement a solution.

In this chapter, I give you some general guidelines for programming in Python.

Why Playful?

I think one of the strengths of Python is that it makes programming fun—for me, anyway. It’s much easier to be productive when you’re having fun; and one of the fun things about Python ...

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