Python Fundamentals gets you started with Python, a dynamic language popular for web development, big data, science, and scripting.
What’s so great about Python? Python is powerful.
The Python language is expressive and productive, it comes with a great standard library, and it’s the center of a huge universe of wonderful third-party libraries. With Python you can build everything from simple scripts to complex applications, you can do it quickly, and you can do it with fewer lines of code than you might think possible.
But for many people those reasons take back-seat to something more important: Python is fun!
Python’s readable style, quick edit-and-run development cycle, and “batteries included” philosophy mean that you can sit down and enjoy writing code rather than fighting compilers and thorny syntax. As your experiments become prototypes and your prototypes become products, Python makes the experience of writing software not just easier but truly enjoyable. In the words of Randall Munroe, "Come join us! Programming is fun again!"
What is Python programming?
Python is an interpreted, high-level and general-purpose programming language. Python's design philosophy emphasizes code readability with its notable use of significant whitespace.
What is python used for?
Python is most commonly used to create or edit web applications. Python is not limited to web applictions though, Python can also be used for back end development, software development, data science, and writing systems scripts. Python can also automate a specific series of tasks, making them more efficient.
Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone that wants to learn Python or refresh their Python skills.This course is perfect for Python beginners.
What software is required for this course?
For this course, you will need an active Python download. Python is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux.
What will I learn in this Python course?
In this course, you will learn the core fundamentals of Python. You will also learn how to use Python for web development, big data, science, and scripting.
Robert Smallshire is a founding director of Sixty North, a software product and consulting business in based in Norway. He has held several senior software architecture and technical management roles, and he is a regular conference speaker. Python is his weapon of choice.
Austin is a founding director of Sixty North, a software consulting,
training, and application development company. He's a native of Texas
but currently lives in Norway where he writes software, runs a local
software interest group, and presents and teaches whenever he can.