Core Python 3: Byte Oriented Programming

by Austin Bingham and Robert Smallshire

This course will teach you about the byte-oriented features of Python used when working with binary data.

What you'll learn

In this course, Core Python 3: Byte Oriented Programming, you’ll learn to work with binary data in Python using its byte-oriented facilities. First, you’ll explore bit- and byte- oriented operations on integers. Next, you’ll discover the core byte-sequence types. Finally, you’ll learn how to work with binary data structures and use various Python tools to do so efficiently. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of byte-oriented programming in Python needed to work with binary structures, interact with low-level memory blocks, and manipulate byte-oriented data.

About the authors

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

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

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