Chapter 9. Becoming a Part of the Python Community

Over the previous eight chapters, I hope you have learned a lot of useful programming skills. Knowing how to handle errors, create context managers and decorators, leverage PySide, and get around the Maya Python API are concrete topics you now have experience in. Recognizing Pythonic code and understanding how to abstract poor designs into elegant ones are ongoing journeys you have a head start on.

To unlock Python's full potential, this book is not enough. No amount of training alone will turn you into a Python expert. Python is so powerful, and so exciting, because it is the unifying force behind an incredible community. It is in this community where Python's true strength lies and where you ...

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