Core Python 3: Advanced Flow Control

by Robert Smallshire and Austin Bingham

On occasion, the fundamental control-flow structures of Python can feel clumsy or limiting. This course will teach you extensions and alternatives to these basic structures that can help your code be easier to write and more likely to be correct.

What you'll learn

Complex flow control structures can be hard to write and harder to read. In this course, Core Python 3: Advanced Flow Control, you’ll learn to apply alternative techniques for flow control. First, you’ll explore loop-else clauses. Next, you’ll discover try-else clauses. Finally, you’ll learn how to perform mutli-way branching and leverage short-circuit evaluation. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of advanced Python flow control needed to create elegant, understandable, and fast programs.

About the authors

Robert Smallshire is a founder of Sixty North, a software product and consulting business in Norway. Robert has worked in senior architecture and technical management roles for software companies in the energy sector processing the masses of information flowing from today's digital oil fields. He has designed, and implemented effective architectures for sophisticated scientific and enterprise software in Python, C++, and C#. Robert is a regular speaker at conferences, meetups and corporate softw... more

Austin is a founding director of Sixty North, a software consulting, training, and application development company. A native of Texas, in 2008 Austin moved to Stavanger, Norway where he helped develop industry-leading oil reservoir modeling software in C++ and Python. Prior to that he worked at National Instruments developing LabVIEW, at Applied Research Labs (Univ. of Texas at Austin) developing sonar systems for the U.S. Navy, and at a number of telecommunications companies. He is an ex... more

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