Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Automate the Boring Stuff with Python

It's rare that I feature a high-cost book, but this book is so popular that even a MOOC and a course on Udemy have been built around it.
The following is an excerpt from the Amazon.com site. Simply put, this book is worth its money

"In Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, you'll learn how to use Python to write programs that do in minutes what would take you hours to do by hand—no prior programming experience required. Once you've mastered the basics of programming, you'll create Python programs that effortlessly perform useful and impressive feats of automation to: 

  • Search for text in a file or across multiple files 
  • Create, update, move, and rename files and folders 
  • Search the Web and download online content 
  • Update and format data in Excel spreadsheets of any size 
  • Split, merge, watermark, and encrypt PDFs 
  • Send reminder emails and text notifications 
  • Fill out online forms"


This is a seriously awesome book - for beginner-intermediate level.

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