• Python 3
Reading time
  • Approximately 60 days
What you will learn
  • Advanced Python Concepts
  • Algorithm and Data Structure
  • DevOps and Testing
  • Web Scraping
  • Machine Learning and AI
  • Graphics and Computer Vision
  • Engineering
  • Quan Nguyen
  • 1¬†year, 11¬†months ago
Packages you will be introduced to
  • Pytest
  • joblib
  • Numpy
  • pandas
  • xarray
  • numba
  • requests

Write fast, robust, and highly reusable applications using Python's internal optimization, state-of-the-art performance-benchmarking tools, and cutting-edge libraries

Key Features

  • Benchmark, profile, and accelerate Python programs using optimization tools
  • Scale applications to multiple processors with concurrent programming
  • Make applications robust and reusable using effective design patterns

Book Description

Python's powerful capabilities for implementing robust and efficient programs make it one of the most sought-after programming languages.

In this book, you'll explore the tools that allow you to improve performance and take your Python programs to the next level.

This book starts by examining the built-in as well as external libraries that streamline tasks in the development cycle, such as benchmarking, profiling, and optimizing. You'll then get to grips with using specialized tools such as dedicated libraries and compilers to increase your performance at number-crunching tasks, including training machine learning models.

The book covers concurrency, a major solution to making programs more efficient and scalable, and various concurrent programming techniques such as multithreading, multiprocessing, and asynchronous programming.

You'll also understand the common problems that cause undesirable behavior in concurrent programs.

Finally, you'll work with a wide range of design patterns, including creational, structural, and behavioral patterns that enable you to tackle complex design and architecture challenges, making your programs more robust and maintainable.

By the end of the book, you'll be exposed to a wide range of advanced functionalities in Python and be equipped with the practical knowledge needed to apply them to your use cases.

What you will learn

  • Write efficient numerical code with NumPy, pandas, and Xarray
  • Use Cython and Numba to achieve native performance
  • Find bottlenecks in your Python code using profilers
  • Optimize your machine learning models with JAX
  • Implement multithreaded, multiprocessing, and asynchronous programs
  • Solve common problems in concurrent programming, such as deadlocks
  • Tackle architecture challenges with design patterns

Who this book is for

This book is for intermediate to experienced Python programmers who are looking to scale up their applications in a systematic and robust manner. Programmers from a range of backgrounds will find this book useful, including software engineers, scientific programmers, and software architects.

Table of Contents

  1. Benchmarking and Profiling
  2. Pure Python Optimizations
  3. Fast Array Operations with NumPy and Pandas
  4. C Performance with Cython
  5. Exploring Compilers
  6. Automatic Differentiation and Accelerated Linear Algebra for Machine Learning
  7. Implementing Concurrency
  8. Parallel Processing
  9. Concurrent Web Requests
  10. Concurrent Image Processing
  11. Building Communication Channels with asyncio
  12. Deadlocks
  13. Starvation
  14. Race Conditions
  15. The Global Interpreter Lock
  16. The Factory Pattern
  17. The Builder Pattern
  18. Other Creational Patterns
  19. The Adapter Pattern
  20. The Decorator Pattern
  21. The Bridge Pattern
  22. The Facade Pattern
  23. Other Structural Patterns
  24. The Chain of Responsibility Pattern
  25. The Command Pattern
  26. The Observer Pattern
The author Quan Nguyen has the following credentials.

  • Python Software Foundation Content Writer
  • Works/Worked at Packt
  • Works/Worked at Python Software Foundation
  • Works/Worked at DePauw Data Science Group
  • Works/Worked at Sigma Nu Fraternity - Beta Beta Chapter
  • Works/Worked at Micron Technology