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Up and Running with Python
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Up and Running with Python

with Joe Marini

Video: Welcome

(MUSIC). Hi. I'm Joe Marini and I'd like to welcome you to Up and Running with Python. This course will give you an introduction to the Python programming language. We'll start by seeing how to determine if Python is installed on your system and how to install it if it isn't already there. Next, we'll examine the basics of the language. Variables, loops, functions, classes and more. We'll also see how to build our first Python program in just a few lines of code. Then, we'll move on to working with some of Python's built-in, high-level data types just as dates, times and files. Finally, we'll wrap up by taking advantage of Python's extensive library of pre-built modules to build advanced features, like retrieving data from the internet and processing information such as HTML, XML, and Json. If you're ready to start building the next generation of cross platform applications that run in the Cloud as well as the client, then lets get up and running with Python.

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Up and Running with Python
2h 24m Beginner Jul 19, 2013

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Get a quick intro to Python, the popular and highly readable object-oriented language. Joe Marini provides an overview of the installation process, basic Python syntax, and an example of how to construct and run a simple Python program. Learn to work with dates and times, read and write files, and retrieve and parse HTML, JSON, and XML data from the web.

Topics include:
  • Installing Python
  • Choosing an editor/IDE
  • Working with variables and expressions
  • Writing loops
  • Using the date, time, and datetime classes
  • Reading and writing files
  • Fetching Internet data
  • Parsing and processing HTML
Subjects:
Developer Programming Languages
Software:
Python
Author:
Joe Marini

Welcome

(MUSIC). Hi. I'm Joe Marini and I'd like to welcome you to Up and Running with Python. This course will give you an introduction to the Python programming language. We'll start by seeing how to determine if Python is installed on your system and how to install it if it isn't already there. Next, we'll examine the basics of the language. Variables, loops, functions, classes and more. We'll also see how to build our first Python program in just a few lines of code. Then, we'll move on to working with some of Python's built-in, high-level data types just as dates, times and files. Finally, we'll wrap up by taking advantage of Python's extensive library of pre-built modules to build advanced features, like retrieving data from the internet and processing information such as HTML, XML, and Json. If you're ready to start building the next generation of cross platform applications that run in the Cloud as well as the client, then lets get up and running with Python.

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