Python is a great programming language for beginners and experts alike because it’s easy to learn and use and also has libraries that allow you to build pretty much anything. In this course, Practical Python for Beginners, you’ll learn to create Python applications to solve a wide variety of problems. First, you’ll explore data types, input, and output. Next, you’ll discover lists, loops, and dictionaries. Finally, you’ll learn how to incorporate what you’ve learned to read weather and space data from different web APIs. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of Python needed to build Python command-line applications.
Sarah just finished her PhD in Computer Science and in that process found two loves: inventing things and teaching. Working at Pluralsight allows her to do what she loves and work with some amazing people.
Course Overview Hi, everyone. My name is Sarah Holderness, and welcome to my course, Practical Python for beginners. Python is a great programming language for beginners and experts alike because it's easy to learn and use and also has libraries that allow you to build pretty much anything with Python. In this course, we're going to learn the fundamentals of Python while building practical Python programs like a loan calculator; a rock paper scissors game, an acronym translator, and a weather reader. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include writing a Python program, input and output, data types, and installing and using Python packages. By the end of this course, you'll know the fundamentals of Python and will have real‑world experience building practical Python programs. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with what programming is, and the course, What is Programming by Simon Allardice can help you with that. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn Python with the Practical Python for Beginners course, at Pluralsight.