Book Review: The Big Book of Small Python Projects: 81 Easy Practice Programs

Book Review: The Big Book of Small Python Projects: 81 Easy Practice Programs

This article will give a review of the book "The Big Book of Small Python Projects: 81 Easy Practice Programs".

The book "The Big Book of Small Python Projects: 81 Easy Practice Programs" is written by Al Sweigart. It was published on June 21, 2021. Al Sweigart, a best-selling author, shows you how to create over 80 entertaining applications with minimum coding and maximum creativity. If you've learned fundamental Python syntax and are ready to begin developing programs, The Big Book of Small Python Projects will be both informative and entertaining. With this collection of 81 Python projects, you'll be able to create digital art, games, animations, and more straight immediately. You'll practice re-creating the programs and experimenting with adding your personalized touches after you understand how the code works.

These basic text-based applications have no more than 256 lines of code. Whether it's a retro screensaver, a snail-racing game, a clickbait headline generator, or animated DNA strands, each project is self-contained so you can share it simply online.

You'll be able to make Hangman, Blackjack, and other games to play against your friends or the computer, as well as simulations of a forest fire, a million dice rolls, and a Japanese abacus, animations like a virtual fish tank, a rotating cube, and a bouncing DVD logo screensaver, and encryption programs that use ciphers like ROT13 and Vigenere to hide text. If you're bored with traditional step-by-step tutorials, the learn-by-doing method of "The Big Book of Small Python Projects" will appeal to you. It demonstrates that excellent things may come in little packages.

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