If you’ve ever spent hours renaming files or updating hundreds of spreadsheet cells, you know how tedious tasks like these can be. But what if you could have your computer do them for you?
Step-by-step instructions walk you through each program, and practice projects at the end of each chapter challenge you to improve those programs and use your newfound skills to automate similar tasks.
About the Author
Al Sweigart is a software developer and teaches programming to kids and adults. He has written several Python books for beginners, including Hacking Secret Ciphers with Python, Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python, and Making Games with Python & Pygame.
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Read an interview with Al Sweigart on the Import Python blog!
Al Sweigart was interviewed about practical programming on the Test Talks podcast with Joe Colantonio.
Al Sweigart offers tips on Practical Programming for Non-Engineers on Opensource.com.
Read Al Sweigart's advice on Opensource.com for teaching kids how to code.
Al Sweigart chronicles 6 time-consuming tasks you can automate with code, on Opensource.com.
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