I am best known as the author of the
Essential Reference. This is a serious in-depth reference book for programmers.
"Python Essential Reference is exactly what the title says - it's *essential*... [It] is a book that you must have
on your bookshelf." - Mike Riley [Dr. Dobb's CodeTalk ]
Selected Amazon.com Reviews
"Every so often a book comes along that makes you ask yourself, "Gee, when was the last time I had my eyes checked?" David M. Beazley's Python: Essential Reference is just such a book."
"This is probably the best serious reference book for programmers since K&R's The C Programming Language."
"This is not a book that will see much use in my office. In fact, I think I'm going to put it out of sight -- just looking at it annoys me."
"This is the best programming book I have ever seen."
I was also a contributing author to Steve Holden's Python Web Programming (I wrote all of the sections related to XML programming).