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Core Python: Big Picture

by Jason Olson

This course is a big picture introduction to Python, a widely used programming language growing in popularity, is simple to learn, and ultimately, fun to use.

What you'll learn

Are you an existing developer wanting to learn a new programming language? Or perhaps you are a program manager type wanting a deeper understanding of the technologies you are surrounded by? In this course, Core Python: Big Picture, you will learn about Python, a widely used and fun programming language, and perhaps the only popular programming language named after a world-famous comedy group.

First, you'll discover what Python. Next, you'll explore why Python is growing in popularity and used across many different fields in many different ways. Finally, you'll learn what Python’s strengths are, as well as its weaknesses.

By the end of this course, you should have the knowledge of Core Python needed to tell if you are interested in learning more about Python and understand why you want to use it.

About the author

Jason Olson is a software engineer passionate about distributed computing and cloud-based technology. He is a full stack developer at Concur, and formerly a Technical Evangelist and Program Manager at Microsoft. Outside of work, he is a father of two and loving husband. He loves building back-end systems that are distributed, can scale, and are fault-tolerant and reliable. He has delivered talks at Microsoft //build/ (2011, 2013, 2014, and 2015), Tech Ed, internal Microsoft conferences, and many... more

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