Steven F. Lott
Reviewer Content Development Editor
Xun (Brian) Wu Afzal Shaikh
Video Quality Editor Copy Editor
Sheetal Rane Tom Jacob
Video Editor Distribution Executive
Prashant Surve Shiva Kumar
Technical Editors Voice-over Artist
Utkarsha Kadam

Saneet Kasle
Alistair Ruane

About the Author

Steven F. Lott has been programming since the 70s, when computers were large, expensive, and rare. As a contract software developer and architect, he has worked on hundreds of projects, from very small to very large. He's been using Python to solve business problems for over 10 years. Hes currently leveraging Python to implement microservices and ETL pipelines. His other titles with Packt Publishing include Python Essentials, Mastering Object-Oriented Python, Functional Python Programming, and Python for Secret Agents. Steven is currently a technomad who lives in various places on the east coast of the U.S. His technology blog is and his LinkedIn address is

About the Reviewer

Xun (Brian) Wu has been working as a software developer, software architect with over 10 years of experience in a variety of industries, including financial services, information technology, entertainment, and sports.

His background is in Java, UI and big data development. He is always enthusiastic about exploring new ideas, technologies, and opportunities that arise. He always keeps himself up to date by reading books, training, and researching.

He has previously reviewed Learning Express Web Application Development, Rapid Less, Rapid Lo-Dash,Mastering D3.js,Mastering CSS,Mastering MEAN Web Development,Rapid Meteor,Mastering Kendo UI, Learning Flask, Introducing Grunt: The Java script Task runner, Responsive Web Design Advancing Your Design to the Modern Web all for Packt Publishing.


I would like to thank my parent, my wife and beautiful daughters- Bridget and Charlotte for their patient and support throughout this endeavor.