This part covers the basics about the language and the platform and should be read by everyone not familiar with using Python on Windows.
This is a Python primer: what it’s good for, who’s using it for what, and where to get hold of it. If you want to brief your manager on Python, show her this chapter!
This chapter is a high-speed minitutorial; it should at least enable you to follow the code examples. We don’t aim to teach Python from scratch, but instead point you to the right places for more detailed tutorials.
Here we cover how Python is set up on Windows and review some of the Windows-specific packages and extensions.
Chapter 4 covers PythonWin and IDLE, two integrated development environments for Python, each complete with syntax coloring, object browsers, and debuggers.
Here we introduce Python’s support for COM, Microsoft’s key integration technology.