Course info
Feb 2, 2019
1h 23m

Most real-world Python projects make use of code written by others, and usually this code is included by installing Python packages. In this course, Managing Python Packages and Virtual Environments, you will learn everything you need to install and manage the packages your project requires using pip, the Python package installer. When you start working on more than a single project, you will find that there's a need to install packages for one project separately from another project. You will come to understand that there's a tool for this situation as well: virtualenv, and no professional Python developer can go without it. First, we will explore everything you need to know in order to use virtual environments on a daily basis. After covering these two core tools, you will then discover other tools that you should at least be aware of: first of all, there's virtualenvwrapper, which makes managing virtual environments a lot less painful. Finally, you will discover two newer tools: pipenv and poetry, and the direction the Python community is headed. By the end of this course, you will learn how to manage the requirements of your Python projects using virtual environments and pip,

About the author
About the author

After years of working in software development, Reindert-Jan Ekker has decided to pursue another passion of his: education. He currently works as a college professor of Computer Science in the Netherlands, teaching many subjects like web development, algorithms and data structures and Scrum.

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