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, you 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 such as 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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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone! My name is Reindert-Jan Ekker, and welcome to my course, Managing Python Packages and Virtual Environments. I'm a senior developer and educator. And in this course, I'll teach you about managing Python packages and project requirements. This is a very important skillset for any Python coder who goes beyond simple scripts and starts writing larger projects. We'll learn about Pip, the Python package installer, virtual environments, which allow us to create Python projects with their own dependencies, virtualenvwrapper, a popular tool that makes working with the other tools a lot easier, and we'll take a look at current developments in the Python world and some new tools that you should know about. By the end of this course, you will have all the necessary skills to manage the dependencies for your Python projects and share those dependencies with your teammates. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with the basics of Python programming. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn Python project and package management with the course, Managing Python Packages and Virtual Environments, at Pluralsight.