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Getting Started with the Python 3 Standard Library

by Douglas Starnes

Python is so easy to learn and use, that it also might be easy to re-invent the wheel for common tasks. Resist the temptation as the Python Standard Library might have you covered!

What you'll learn

The Python Standard Library is a set of modules, that are not part of the Python language but are distributed with it. In this course, Getting Started with the Python 3 Standard Library, you'll be provided solutions for common tasks in application development. First, you'll look at powerful extensions to the Python language collections types as well as how to read and store data in different text formats. Next, you'll move on to networking to access web services, email, and more. Finally, you'll learn text processing using regular expressions, random data, and utilities to write command line applications. By the end of this course, you'll have a better understanding of the Python Standard Library.

About the author

Douglas Starnes is a tech author, professional explainer and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in developer technologies in Memphis, TN. He is published on Pluralsight, Real Python and SkillShare. Douglas is co-director of the Memphis Python User Group, Memphis .NET User Group, Memphis Xamarin User Group and Memphis Power Platform User Group. He is also on the organizing committees of Scenic City Summit in Chattanooga, and TDevConf, a virtual conference in the state of Tennessee. A frequent c... more

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