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作       者:Chetan Giridhar

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出版时间:2017-01-01

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Put your life on autopilot and make your business processes efficient with the magic and power of Python! About This Book Learn how to construct Python *s to scrape data, manipulate files, and access websites' APIs Get to know about the different types of bots, look at how to develop a simple chat bot and how bots can be used to automate business processes This book is written in Python 3.5 syntax to future-proof your automation and you'll get an understanding of how to customize the *s to meet your future automation needs Who This Book Is For Our audience is programmers who know Python but need not be experts. They will however know a lot of the basics of the syntax and some basic experience with the command line. Ultimately, they're people who see themselves as busy and want to find cool hacks to automate all the mundane and time-consuming tasks they find themselves doing on a daily basis. What You Will Learn Implement file deduplication and how to parse HTML content in Python. Study an example application that will enable you to work with spreadsheets Get acquainted with the Python modules used to work with e-mails Manipulate images using Pillow and schedule tasks with respect to time zones Use XML or JSON as a message format across distributed systems Develop a Python application with logging and see an example of debugging Integrate Python with Mongo and Redis databases Generate reports using Pandas In Detail This book gives you a great selection of recipes to automate your business processes with Python, and provides a platform for you to understand how Python is useful to make time consuming and repetitive business tasks more efficient. Python is a mature high level language, has object-oriented programming features, powers various apps, has a huge set of modules, and great community support. Python is extremely easy to use, can help you get complex tasks done efficiently and is an apt choice for our needs. With a classic problem-solution based approach and real-world examples, you will delve into things that automate your business processes. You will begin by learning about the Python modules to work with Web, Worksheets, Presentations and PDFs. You'll leverage Python recipes to automate processes in HR, Finance and making them efficient and reliable. For instance, company payroll — an integral process in HR will be automated with Python recipes. A few chapters of this book will also help you gain knowledge on working with bots and computer vision. You will learn how to build bots for automating business use cases by integrating artificial intelligence. You'll also understand how Python is helpful in face detection and building a scanner of your own. You will see how to effectively and easily use Python code to manage SMS and voice notifications, opening a world of possibilities using cloud telephony to solve your business needs. Moving forward, you will learn to work with APIs, Webhooks and Emails to automate Marketing and Customer Support processes. Finally, using the various Python libraries, this book will arm you with knowledge to customize data solutions and generate reports to meet your business needs. This book will help you up-skill and make your business processes efficient with the various Python recipes covered in this book. Style and approach Recipes to automate your life with Python will open your eyes to new ways to automate nearly anything you can achieve with a mouse and keyboard.In it, you'll learn how to construct Python *s to scrape data, super-charge Excel, manipulate files, access websites APIs and much more. Our recipe-based approach will ensure that you know the purpose of a code block, and the steps you need to take to achieve that are presented in an easily digestible manner.
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Automate it!

Automate it!

Credits

About the Author

About the Reviewer

www.PacktPub.com

Why subscribe?

Customer Feedback

Preface

What this book covers

What you need for this book

Who this book is for

Sections

Getting ready

How to do it…

How it works…

There's more…

See also

Conventions

Reader feedback

Customer support

Downloading the example code

Downloading the color images of this book

Errata

Piracy

Questions

1. Working with the Web

Introduction

Making HTTP requests

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

A brief look at web scraping

Legality of web scraping

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

Parsing and extracting web content

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

Downloading content from the Web

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Working with third-party REST APIs

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

See also

Asynchronous HTTP server in Python

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

Web automation with selenium bindings

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

Automating lead generation with web scraping

Legality of web scraping

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

2. Working with CSV and Excel Worksheets

Introduction

Reading CSV files with reader objects

Getting ready

How to do it...

There's more...

Writing data into CSV files

How to do it...

Developing your own CSV dialects

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Managing employee information in an automated way

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Reading Excel sheets

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Writing data into worksheets

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Formatting Excel cells

Getting ready

How to do it...

There's more...

Playing with Excel formulae

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

Building charts within Excel sheets

Getting ready

How to do it...

Automating the comparison of company financials

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

3. Getting Creative with PDF Files and Documents

Introduction

Extracting data from PDF files

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

Creating and copying PDF documents

Getting ready

How to do it...

Manipulating PDFs (adding header/footer, merge, split, delete)

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

Automating generation of payslips for finance department

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

Reading Word documents

Getting ready

How to do it...

Writing data into Word documents (adding headings, images, tables)

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

Generating personalized new hire orientation for HR team in an automated way

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

4. Playing with SMS and Voice Notifications

Introduction

Registering with a cloud telephony provider

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

Sending text messages

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

Receiving SMS messages

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

SMS workflows for Domino's

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

See also

Sending voice messages

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

Receiving voice calls

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Building your own customer service software

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

5. Fun with E-mails

Introduction

Sending e-mail messages

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

E-mail encryption

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

Beautifying e-mail messages with MIME

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

E-mail messages with attachments

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Connecting to your inbox

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

Fetching and reading e-mail messages

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

Marking e-mail messages

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

Clearing up e-mail messages from your inbox

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

Automating customer support flows with with e-mail responses

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

6. Presentations and More

Introduction

Reading PowerPoint presentations

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

Creating and updating presentations, and adding slides

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

Playing with layouts, placeholders, and textboxes

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Working with different shapes and adding tables

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

Visual treat with pictures and charts

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

Automating weekly sales reports

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

7. Power of APIs

Introduction

Designing your own REST APIs

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

Automating social media marketing with Twitter APIs

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

An introduction to Webhooks

Implementing Webhooks

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

Automating lead management with Webhooks

How to do it...

How it works...

8. Talking to Bots

Introduction

What are bots?

How do bots work?

Why bots now?

Building a moody Telegram bot

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

Different types of bots

A smart bot with artificial intelligence

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Automating business processes with bots

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

9. Imagining Images

Introduction

Image attributes

Converting images

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

Resizing, cropping, and generating thumbnails

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

Copy-pasting and watermarking images

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Image differences and comparison

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

Face detection

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

Imaging as a business process

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

10. Data Analysis and Visualizations

Introduction

Steps to data-based decision making

Reading, selecting, and interpreting data with visualizations

How to do it...

How it works...

Generating insights using data filtering and aggregation

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

Automating social media analysis for businesses

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

11. Time in the Zone

Introduction

Working with time, date, and calendar

How to do it...

How it works...

Comparing and combining the date and time objects, and date arithmetic

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Formatting and parsing dates

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Dealing with time zone calculations

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Automating invoicing based on user time zone

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

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