Beginning Programming with Python

(PROG-PYTHON.AE1) / ISBN : 978-1-64459-508-4
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About This Course

Are you eager to explore the fascinating world of programming? The Beginning Programming with Python course is your perfect starting point. Whether you're a complete beginner or have some programming experience, this course will guide you through the fundamentals of coding using the versatile Python language. Start with the fundamentals of programming, including variables, data types, and basic control structures and build a solid foundation to understand how code works and how to create simple programs.

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22+ Lessons | 40+ Exercises | 100+ Quizzes | 83+ Flashcards | 83+ Glossary of terms

Hands-On Labs

21+ LiveLab | 21+ Video tutorials | 37+ Minutes



  • About This Course
  • Icons Used in This Course
  • Where to Go from Here

Talking to Your Computer

  • Understanding Why You Want to Talk to Your Computer
  • Knowing that an Application Is a Form of Communication
  • Defining What an Application Is
  • Understanding Why Python Is So Cool

Working with Google Colab

  • Defining Google Colab
  • Working with Notebooks
  • Performing Common Tasks
  • Using Hardware Acceleration
  • Executing the Code
  • Getting Help

Interacting with Python

  • Typing a Command
  • Getting Python’s Help
  • Finding Out More about Functions and Objects
  • Playing the Part of Inspector

Writing Your First Application

  • Understanding Why IDEs Are Important
  • Creating the Application
  • Running the Application
  • Understanding the Use of Indentation
  • Adding Comments
  • Making Your Notebook Informative, Descriptive, and Pretty
  • Closing and Halting a Notepad

Performing Magic

  • Understanding the Concept of a Magic Command
  • What Kind of Magic Do You Want to Perform?
  • Learning the Magic Commands

Storing and Modifying Information

  • Storing Information
  • Defining the Essential Python Data Types
  • Working with Dates and Times

Managing Information

  • Controlling How Python Views Data
  • Working with Operators
  • Creating and Using Functions
  • Getting User Input

Making Decisions

  • Making Simple Decisions by Using the if Statement
  • Choosing Alternatives by Using the if…else Statement
  • Using Nested Decision Statements

Performing Repetitive Tasks

  • Processing Data Using the for Statement
  • Processing Data by Using the while Statement
  • Nesting Loop Statements

Dealing with Errors

  • Knowing Why Python Doesn't Understand You
  • Considering the Sources of Errors
  • Catching Exceptions
  • Raising Exceptions
  • Deciding to Say “Oops” in Your Own Way: Custom Exceptions
  • Using the finally Clause

Interacting with Packages

  • Creating Code Groupings
  • Importing Packages
  • Finding Packages
  • Downloading Packages from Other Sources
  • Viewing the Package Content
  • Viewing Package Documentation

Working with Strings

  • Understanding That Strings Are Different
  • Creating Strings with Special Characters
  • Selecting Individual Characters
  • Slicing and Dicing Strings
  • Locating a Value in a String
  • Using String Interpolation

Managing Lists

  • Organizing Information in an Application
  • Creating Lists
  • Accessing Lists
  • Looping through Lists
  • Modifying Lists
  • Searching Lists
  • Sorting Lists
  • Printing Lists
  • Working with the Counter Object

Collecting All Sorts of Data

  • Understanding Collections
  • Working with Tuples
  • Working with Dictionaries
  • Creating Stacks Using Lists
  • Working with queues
  • Working with deques

Creating and Using Classes

  • Considering the Parts of a Class
  • Creating and Using an External Class
  • Extending Classes to Make New Classes

Storing Data in Files

  • Understanding How Permanent Storage Works
  • Creating Content for Permanent Storage
  • Creating a File
  • Reading File Content
  • Updating File Content
  • Deleting a File

Sending an Email

  • Understanding What Happens When You Send Email

Ten Amazing Programming Resources

  • Working with the Python Documentation Online
  • Discovering Details Using a Tutorial
  • Performing Web Programming by Using Python
  • Locating Useful (versus Useless) Modules
  • Creating Applications Faster by Using an IDE
  • Checking Your Syntax with Greater Ease
  • Using XML to Your Advantage
  • Getting Past the Common Python Newbie Errors
  • Understanding Unicode
  • Making Your Python Application Fast

Ten Ways to Make a Living with Python

  • Working in QA
  • Becoming the IT Staff for a Smaller Organization
  • Performing Specialty Scripting for Applications
  • Administering a Network
  • Teaching Programming Skills
  • Helping People Decide on Location
  • Performing Data Mining
  • Interacting with Embedded Systems
  • Carrying Out Scientific Tasks
  • Performing Real-Time Analysis of Data

Ten Tools That Enhance Your Python Experience

  • Tracking Bugs with Roundup Issue Tracker
  • Creating a Virtual Environment by Using VirtualEnv
  • Installing Your Application by Using PyInstaller
  • Building Developer Documentation by Using pdoc
  • Developing Application Code by Using Komodo Edit
  • Debugging Your Application by Using pydbgr
  • Entering an Interactive Environment by Using IPython
  • Testing Python Applications by Using PyUnit
  • Tidying Your Code by Using Isort
  • Providing Version Control by Using Mercurial

Ten (Plus) Libraries You Need to Know About

  • Developing a Secure Environment by Using CryptLib
  • Interacting with Databases by Using SQLAlchemy
  • Seeing the World by Using Google Maps
  • Adding a Graphical User Interface by Using TkInter
  • Providing a Nice Tabular Data Presentation by Using PrettyTable
  • Enhancing Your Application with Sound by Using PyAudio
  • Manipulating Images by Using PyQtGraph
  • Locating Your Information by Using Whoosh
  • Creating an Interoperable Java Environment by Using JPype
  • Accessing Local Network Resources by Using Twisted Matrix
  • Accessing Internet Resources by Using Libraries


Writing Your First Application

  • Exploring Google Colab

Managing Information

  • Using Membership, Identity, and Assignment Operators
  • Using Unary and Ternary Operators
  • Using Bitwise, Logical, and Relational Operators
  • Creating Custom Function

Making Decisions

  • Using Conditional Statements

Performing Repetitive Tasks

  • Using the for Loop
  • Using the while Loop
  • Using Nested Loops

Dealing with Errors

  • Handling Exceptions

Working with Strings

  • Working with Escape Sequences
  • Working with Strings
  • Formatting the Strings

Managing Lists

  • Working with Lists

Collecting All Sorts of Data

  • Working with Tuples
  • Working with Dictionaries
  • Working with Stacks
  • Working with Queues and Dequeues

Creating and Using Classes

  • Working with Classes
  • Creating and Using an External Class

Storing Data in Files

  • Working with Data in a File

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