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? 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 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. Don´t spend your time doing work a well-trained monkey could do. Even if you´ve never written a line of code, you can make your computer do the grunt work. Learn how in Automate the Boring Stuff with Python. Note: The programs in this book are written to run on Python 3.
Automate the Boring Stuff with Python:Practical Programming for Total Beginners Albert Sweigart
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Do you want to learn programming, but you are too intimidated by the complexity?At some point, every computer guy starts to have a feeling of making a computer program. However, most of them never make a move towards this feel because computer programming sounds scary. In fact, computer programming isn’t scary at all. All it takes is a correct selection of programming language to begin your journey as a computer programmer. Programming languages are made to make the human life better than before. These languages help in making programs which increase the overall productivity, communication, and efficiency of the work. Out of so many programming languages to choose from, python is one of the most loved programming languages among computer geeks. This is because python is one of those rare languages that is both simple and powerful. Python has everything that you may require to make a new program. If you will see someone writing a program in python, you will be really surprised to see how easy it is in python to find the solution for a problem. In simple words, python is an open source, a high-level programming language developed by Guido van Rossum in 1980s. This language is presently administered by Python Software Foundation. Python has proven its worth in all these years for both business and industrial use. Unlike other languages, it didn’t go obsolete and in fact, with time, the use of Python has increased. Python is broadly used in making web applications, GUIs (Graphic user interface), games, etc., and writing and reading the codes in python is as simple as reading regular English sentences. The program written in python is required to be processed before running as they are not written in machine readable language. Once you will learn the basics of python (as you are a beginner), you will find it really easy to move on towards the advanced features that python offers to programmers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Falon Echo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121871/bk_acx0_121871_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Don Jones brings experience from years of conferences, classes, online training, and ScriptingAnswers.com posts to make learning VBScript, WMI, and ADSI easier than ever. All-new sample scripts throughout the book are accompanied by Don´s signature line-by-line explanations. New, expanded explanations target difficult-to-understand techniques and challenging technologies to make them more accessible. You´ll also learn about scripting security, debugging techniques, script troubleshooting, HTML applications (HTAs), and more. If you want to become a more effective and efficient Windows administrator by learning to automate key administrative tasks, this is the book that will show you how. Product Description If you´re a Windows administrator, scripting expertise can liberate you from boring, repetitive work-so you can take on the sophisticated, high-value projects you really want. Top scripting guru Don Jones has written the definitive administrator´s guide to getting results with Microsoft´s key scripting technologies: VBScript, WMI, and ADSI. Jones draws on his unsurpassed experience training Windows administrators in conferences, classes, and from his enormously popular site, ScriptingAnswers.com. You´ll learn how to use VBScript, WMI, and ADSI to gain administrative control over nearly every aspect of every recent Windows server or client, including Windows Server 2003, Vista, XP, 2000, and NT. As you gain experience, Jones introduces more advanced techniques, ranging from modular scripting and script encryption to integrating VBScript with HTML code. Jones concludes with a full section of ready-to-run, real-world examples-from logon/logoff scripts to automated domain and network administration, from querying WMI to creating Active Directory groups. Every script is explained line-by-line, with challenging techniques described in even greater detail. Detailed information on how to. Decide what you can script: a framework for getting started fast Understand how scripts are designed, assembled, and run Master VBScript from start to finish: functions, I/O, data manipulation, program flow, and much more Use scripting objects for tasks ranging from retrieving network information to mapping drives Utilize FileSystemObject to manipulate the Windows filesystem Write ADSI scripts to manipulate any directory service your company uses, from Active Directory to Novell NDS Modify domain information, users, groups, and policies Query WMI information-from basic to advanced Plan for errors, and test and debug your scripts Build your own ´´resource kit´´ of reusable script components ON THE WEB: Download all examples and source code presented in this book from ScriptingAnswers.com, where you´ll also be able to post follow-up questions directly to the author in a moderated, active community. Introduction 1 Part I: Introduction to Windows Administrative Scripting 11 Chapter 1: Scripting Concepts and Terminology 13 Chapter 2: Running Scripts 21 Chapter 3: The Components of a Script 39 Chapter 4: Designing a Script 55 Part II: VBScript Tutorial 73 Chapter 5: Functions, Objects, Variables, and More 75 Chapter 6: Input and Output 101 Chapter 7: Manipulating Numbers 115 Chapter 8: Manipulating Strings 129 Chapter 9: Manipulating Other Types of Data 145 Chapter 10: Controlling the Flow of Execution 155 Chapter 11: Built-In Scripting Objects 173 Chapter 12: Working with the File System 193 Chapter 13: Putting It All Together: Creating Your First Script from Scratch 219 Part III: Windows Management Instrumentation and Active Directory Services Interface 245 Chapter 14: Working with ADSI Providers 247 Chapter 15: Manipulating Domains 257 Chapter 16: Manipulating Users and Groups 271 Chapter 17: Understanding WMI 283 Chapter 18: Querying Basic WMI Information 299 Chapter 19: Querying Complex WMI Information 317 Chapter 20: Putting It All Together: Your First WMI/ADSI Script 335 Chapter 21: Testing and Debugging WMI and ADSI Queries 357 Part IV: Advanced Scripting Techniques 371 Chapter 22: Modular Script Programming 373 Chapter 23: Scripts Packaging and Protection 389 Chapter 24: Scripting Security 399 Chapter 25: Introduction to HTML Applications 409 Chapter 26: Debugging Tips, Tools, and Techniques 421 Part V: Ready-to-Run Examples 437 Chapter 27: Logon and Logoff Scripts 439 Chapter 28: Windows and Domain Administration Scripts 455 Chapter 29: Network Administration Scripts 481 Chapter 30: WMI and ADSI Scripts 497 Appendix 509 Index 523 .
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If you´re looking to make the most of artificial intelligence and blockchain technology for your business, this audiobook is for you.Check out our two audiobooks in one bundle:Audiobook 1: Artificial Intelligence Business ApplicationsArtificial intelligence is the tech of the future. But if you´re not already working in the field or studying the depths of artificial intelligence, it can be difficult to find information in layman´s terms.As a business owner, especially a small business owner, we are always looking at ways to improve the efficiency of our business: outsource, automate and scale. And artificial intelligence is the best tool to use.Here is a preview of what you´ll learn:How current day businesses use artificial intelligence to move aheadFour ways AI can help elevate your online marketing systemsUse AI to make your customers feel like they are in heavenThree ways to automate boring tasks with AIEnsure more efficient business compliance methods with AIHow artificial intelligence will change the nature of business in the futureAudiobook 2: Blockchain Technology Revolution in Business ExplainedBlockchain is the tech of the future. But if you´re not already working in the field or studying the depths of blockchain, it can be difficult to find information in layman´s terms.As a business owner, especially a small business owner, we are always looking at ways to improve the efficiency of our business, especially when it comes to marketing and financial transactions. Blockchain technology could revolutionize the way business is done. Here´s what´s included in this audiobook:The history of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.The one industry where blockchain has significantly improved security.How one company has revolutionized the way contracts are made 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cliff Weldon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/142243/bk_acx0_142243_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Don´t you want to learn Python in a day and master it well? No BS! No nonsense! Straight to point! Easy listening! Get your Python foundation right! Have you ever wonder if the new ´´friend´´ you speaking to actually exist in real world? They could be just Python messaging bots. Do you have some mundane and boring tasks that you want to automate to make your life easier? How about having your perfect morning coffee ready when you wake up? What if I tell you that Python is a highly demanded skill in most organizations? Many organizations (Philips, Honeywell, HP, D-Link, and many more) are using Python to automate major tasks. With Python as part of your skillset, it will be your winning edge in your job interview. It is a critical skillset for any beginner or existing programmers to have in their arsenal. The possibilities with Python are limitless and sometimes prefer over Java and C++ because of three characteristics that you will find out in the book. Discover everything you need to know about Python and let it be your advantage now. All your important Python questions will be answered here. Fast-track your understanding of Python language now! What you will learn in Python: Learn Python in a Day and Master It Well.... You will learn how to set up your first Python You will get your hands busy and start coding with easy to follow guide You will learn all the essential Python data types to starts your own automation You will learn how to correctly handle errors and exceptions and save your tons of time from debugging your codes You will learn what are the types of testing and how to do a proper testing for your own programs And much more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Fehskens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083014/bk_acx0_083014_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.