Chapter 1. The bigger picture

This chapter covers

  • Using Python in complex software projects
  • Getting familiar with the high-level process of software design
  • Recognizing when you should invest in design

I’m glad you picked up this book; it means you’d like to take the next step with software development. Maybe you’re looking to enter the software industry, or maybe you’re looking to use software to supplement your work. Maybe you’ve even been paid to write software before. Congratulations—you’re already a pro! Coding like a pro just means learning the concepts and strategies that will help you build and maintain big software for the long term.

By reading on, you’re committing yourself to learning how Python can help you think big and go from ...

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