Getting Started with Modern Python [Video]

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  • Set up your development environment in Python
  • Run and execute Python both from the command line and from within the IDE
  • Run Python from inside PyCharm
  • Install and manage different Python versions
  • Write and debug your own Python programs
  • Work with strings and file-like interfaces
  • Harness the power of list comprehensions 
  • Explore generators and itertools and get an introduction to creating your own functions classes and modules

In this course, you will start by setting up your development environment, including downloading Python and setting up your IDE (PyCharm); you'll then be introduced to Python lists and list comprehensions. The course will then show you what a generator is and why you might want to use one. Further on, you will be introduced to functions and decorators, and see how you can use them. You will then learn how to create a very simple, single-file Python program, and how to execute it both from the command line and from within the IDE. You'll also get a very brief introduction to debugging.

By the end of the course, you'll have learned how to manipulate strings, parsing and printing them.

The code and other supporting files for this course are available at

Style and Approach

This practical course takes you through the tools Modern Python has to offer for your environment. It is packed with step-by-step instructions and working examples. This comprehensive course is divided into clear bite-size chunks so you can learn at your own pace and focus on the areas of most interest to you.

  • A comprehensive but fast and friendly guide to solving real-world problems in Python
  • Covers the latest version of Python with fully up-to-date techniques and code examples. 
  • A practical tutorial designed for developers to get started with Python
Course Length 3 hours 16 minutes
ISBN 9781788472784
Date Of Publication 29 Jul 2018


Joran Beasley

Joran Beasley has over 7 years' experience as a professional software developer (primarily in Python) and is an active contributor to the Python community. He has previously worked with Packt Publishing as a tech reviewer.