No Starch Press asked me to do a technical review of one of their upcoming books, Serious Python: Black-Belt Advice on Deployment, Scalability, Testing, and More by Julien Danjou last year. I had never worked with No Starch before, but decided to give them a try and see how they differed from Packt Publishing. I ended up liking their process and the book was fun to read as well. It should be noted that No Starch did not ask me to do a book review. They only wanted me to do a technical review for them before the book was published.
I am writing this review because I think this book should get a little bit more notice. Also I interviewed its author a few years ago, so you might want to check that out too.
- Why I picked it up: Originally, the publisher asked me to do a technical review
- Why I finished it: The book covers intermediate level material and has an engaging writing style
- I’d give it to: Beginners that want to grow beyond just knowing Python’s syntax