Python: Journey from Novice to Expert

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Learn
  • Get Python up and running on Windows, Mac, and Linux in no time
  • Grasp the fundamental concepts of coding, along with the basics of data structures and control flow
  • Understand when to use the functional or the object-oriented programming approach
  • Extend class functionality using inheritance
  • Exploit object-oriented programming in key Python technologies, such as Kivy and Django
  • Understand how and when to use the functional programming paradigm
  • Use the multiprocessing library, not just locally but also across multiple machines
About

Python is a dynamic and powerful programming language, having its application in a wide range of domains. It has an easy-to-use, simple syntax, and a powerful library, which includes hundreds of modules to provide routines for a wide range of applications, thus making it a popular language among programing enthusiasts.This course will take you on a journey from basic programming practices to high-end tools and techniques giving you an edge over your peers. It follows an interesting learning path, divided into three modules. As you complete each one, you’ll have gained key skills and get ready for the material in the next module.The first module will begin with exploring all the essentials of Python programming in an easy-to-understand way. This will lay a good foundation for those who are interested in digging deeper. It has a practical and example-oriented approach through which both the introductory and the advanced topics are explained. Starting with the fundamentals of programming and Python, it ends by exploring topics, like GUIs, web apps, and data science.In the second module you will learn about object oriented programming techniques in Python. Starting with a detailed analysis of object-oriented technique and design, you will use the Python programming language to clearly grasp key concepts from the object-oriented paradigm. This module fully explains classes, data encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism, abstraction, and exceptions with an emphasis on when you can use each principle to develop well-designed software.With a good foundation of Python you will move onto the third module which is a comprehensive tutorial covering advanced features of the Python language. Start by creating a project-specific environment using venv. This will introduce you to various Pythonic syntax and common pitfalls before moving onto functional features and advanced concepts, thereby gaining an expert level knowledge in programming and teaching how to script highest quality Python programs.

Features
  • Develop a strong set of programming skills with Pyhton that you will be able to express in any situation, on every platform, thanks to Python's portability
  • Stop writing scripts and start architecting programs by applying object-oriented programming techniques in Python
  • Learn the trickier aspects of Python and put it in a structured context for deeper understanding of the language
Page Count 1311
Course Length 39 hours 19 minutes
ISBN 9781787122567
Date Of Publication 30 Aug 2016

Authors

Fabrizio Romano

Fabrizio Romano holds a master's degree in computer science engineering from the University of Padova. He is also a certified scrum master, Reiki master and teacher, and a member of CNHC. He moved to London in 2011 to work for companies, such as Glasses Direct and TBG/Sprinklr. He now works at Sohonet as a principal engineer/team lead. He has given talks on Teaching Python and TDD at two editions of EuroPython, and at Skillsmatter and ProgSCon in London.

Dusty Phillips

Dusty Phillips is a Canadian software developer and author currently living in New Brunswick. He has been active in the open source community for two decades and has been programming in Python for nearly as long. He holds a master's degree in computer science and has worked for Facebook, the United Nations, and several start-ups. He's currently researching privacy-preserving technology at beanstalk.network.

Python 3 Object-Oriented Programming was his first book. He has also written Creating Apps in Kivy, and self-published Hacking Happy, a journey to mental wellness for the technically inclined. A work of fiction is coming as well, so stay tuned!

Rick van Hattem

Rick van Hattem is an experienced programmer, entrepreneur, and software/database architect with over 20 years of programming experience, including 15 with Python. Additionally, he has a lot of experience with high-performance architectures featuring large amounts of concurrent users and/or data.

Rick has founded several start-ups and has done consulting for many companies, including a few Y Combinator start-ups and several large companies. One of the startups he founded, Fashiolista.com, is one of the largest social networks for fashion in the world, featuring millions of users and the performance challenges to accompany those.

Rick was one of the reviewers on the book PostgreSQL Server Programming, Packt Publishing.