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Python: Getting Started

by Bo Milanovich

Python is very simple, yet incredibly powerful programming language. You can use it for writing web and desktop apps, scripts, and more. This course teaches you the basics of Python syntax, functions, creating console and web apps, and distribution.

What you'll learn

Hello, and welcome to Python: Getting Started, part of the Python Learning Path here at Pluralsight. My name is Bo Milanovich, and I’m looking forward to helping you learn this powerful and versatile language.

Along the way, you’re going to be learning about things like:

  • syntax
  • functions
  • classes
  • how to create a console application and how to convert it into a web app
  • how to create executable files and an installation wizard from your Python app
In addition to Python, you’ll also be using Flask and Pycharm.

This is a beginner-friendly course, but you’ll want to make sure you’re already up to speed on programming basics, such as what a function does and what a variable is.

So if you’re ready to get going, Python: Getting Started is waiting for you. Thanks again for visiting me here at Pluralsight!

Table of contents

Course Overview
1min

Course FAQ

What is Python used for?

Python is used for writing web apps, desktop apps, scripts, and more.

What are the Python basics that I will learn in this course?

In this course, you'll learn Python syntax and functions, as well as how to create and distribute apps.

What fundamentals do I need in order to learn Python?

You will want to be familiar with some programming basics like what functions do and what variables are.

What software do I need in order to use Python?

You can run Python from the Windows command prompt, Mac OS PowerShell, and some Linux distributions come with Python already installed. In this course, we will also be working inside Flask and PyCharm.

What working knowledge will I have after finishing this course?

At the end of the course, we will put all of our knowledge to work and build a web app.

About the author

Originally from Serbia, Bo - Bogdan - started his own software development company at a very young age. He later moved to the United States to pursue studies. As he is finishing up his post-graduate degree, Bo is a full time senior software developer for a Fortune 500 company. He currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. When it comes to programming, he is completely self-taught: this is why one of his main goals is to teach others. Bo shows the power of Python which is often mistaken for "j... more

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