Reading

Books

The Hitchhiker's Guide to Python

A best practice handbook for both novice and expert Python developers to the installation, configuration, and usage of Python on a daily basis.

A Byte of Python

A free book on programming using the Python language. It serves as a tutorial or guide to the Python language for a beginner audience. If all you know about computers is how to save text files, then this is the book for you.

Automate the Boring Stuff with Python

One of the best books out there for Python beginners. This book will teach you the basics of Python, while also teaching invaluable automation tools and techniques for solving common problems. You'll learn how to go about scraping the web, manipulating files and automating keyboard and mouse input. Ideal for an office worker who wants to make himself more useful.

Effective Python

A book that lays out 59 best practices and tips for writing excellent Python. Fantastic for intermediates.

Python Tricks

Full of useful Python tips, tricks and features. Get this if you have a good grasp of the basics and want to take your Python skills to the next level, or are a experienced programmer looking to add to your toolbelt.

Mission Python

Learn programming and Python while building a complete and awesome space-themed game using cutting-edge Python 3.6 and Pygame Zero. Extensive use of code examples, images, and walk-throughs make this a pleasure to both read and follow along. Excellent book for beginners.

Flask Web Development

Miguel Grinberg's comprehensive Flask walkthrough that has you building a complete social blogging application from scratch.

Fluent Python

A veritable tome of intermediate and advanced Python information. A must-read for any Python professional. By far the most recommended book for intermediates.

Python Cookbook

A book full of very smart problem-solving recipes for various Python topics, including moving from Python 2 to Python 3

Two Scoops of Django

Tips, tricks, and best practices for your Django project. A highly recommended resource for Django web developers.

Guides

Getting Started with Python for Programmers

A list of beginner resources for programmers coming from other languages, from Python's official guide..

Getting Started with Python for Non-Programmers

A list of beginner resources for programmers with no prior developer experience, from Python's official guide..

Python Developer’s Guide

This guide is a comprehensive resource for contributing to Python – for both new and experienced contributors. It is maintained by the same community that maintains Python.

Getting Started with Kivy

A big list of excellent resources for getting started making Kivy applications.

A Simple Guide to Git

A simple, no-nonsense guide to the basics of using Git.

The Flask Mega-Tutorial

Miguel Grinberg's fully featured mega-tutorial for learning how to create web applications with the Flask framework.

Python Cheat Sheet

A Python 3 cheat sheet with useful information and tips, as well as common pitfalls for beginners. This is a PDF.