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Migrating Python 2 to Python 3

by Anthony Shaw

Python 3 has been out for over a decade and is widely used around the world. In this course, you will learn how to migrate from Python 2 to Python 3 and how to benefit from Python 3's improved features and performance.

What you'll learn

At the core of a successful migration from Python 2 to 3 is a thorough knowledge of the differences, the strategies, and common pitfalls. In Migrating Python 2 to 3, you will learn how to assess your application and phase a migration without losing functionality or performance. First, you will learn what changed in Python 3 and how to update Python 2 code to be compatible. Next, you will explore strategies for migrating an application and how to phase the upgrade. Finally, you will discover how to leverage Python 3 features to accelerate the performance of your application. When you are finished with this course, you will have a foundational knowledge of Python 3 that will help you as you move forward to migrate any application from Python 2 to 3.

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About the author

Anthony Shaw is the Group Director of Innovation and Talent Development at Dimension Data, an NTT company. Anthony is an open-source advocate, member of the Apache Software Foundation and Python Software Foundation and active contributor to over 20 open-source projects including Apache Libcloud and SaltStack. At Dimension Data, Anthony is driving digital transformation for Dimension Data's global clients across 50 countries and 30,000 employees. Key initiatives are software skills, automation, D... more

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