VANCOUVER, British Columbia – August 2, 2002 – ActiveState and O'Reilly & Associates are delighted to announce the release of the Python Cookbook, a collection of problems, solutions, and practical examples for Python programmers, written by Python programmers. The over 200 recipes in the Cookbook range from simple tasks, such as working with dictionaries and list comprehensions, to entire modules that demonstrate templating systems and network monitoring.
Over the past year, members of the Python community have contributed material to an online repository of Python recipes in the ActiveState Programmer Network (ASPN). This book contains the best of those recipes, accompanied by overviews and background material by key Python figures. The recipes in the Python Cookbook were edited by ActiveState's David Ascher, who is on the board of the Python Software Foundation and is the co-author of Learning Python, and Alex Martelli, who is known for his numerous and exhaustive postings on the Python mailing list.
More details are available from the publisher, O'Reilly & Associates.