Python is a great language to get started in the world of programming and application development. This course will help you to take your skills to the next level having a good knowledge of the fundamentals of Python.
We begin with the absolute foundation, covering the basic syntax, type variables, and operators. Then we'll move on to concepts such as statements, arrays, operators, string processing, and I/O handling. You’ll learn how to operate tuples, and understand the functions and methods of lists.
We’ll help you develop a deep understanding of list and tuples and you’ll learn about the Python dictionary. As you progress through the course, you’ll learn about function parameters and how to use control statements with the loop. Further on, you’ll see how to create modules and packages, storing of data as well as handling errors. Later, we’ll dive into advanced level concepts such as Python collections and you’ll see how to use class, methods, and objects in Python.
By the end of this course, you’ll have taken your skills to the next level, with a good knowledge of the fundamentals of Python.
This course uses Python 2.7.13, while not the latest version available, it provides relevant and informative content for legacy users of Python.
About the Author
Bhaskar N. Das is an application developer with a keen interest in the field of analytics and financial markets. He completed his Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from Dehradun Institute of Technology, India and his master's degree in science (2014) in CSR and ethical management from FH BFI, Vienna, Austria. He has eight years of experience with IBM and has worked on several web and analytics-related technologies. He has published technical articles in leading magazines.
Mohit Raj is a Python programmer with a keen interest in the field of information security. He completed his bachelor's degree in technology in computer science from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, and his master’s in engineering (2012) in computer science from Thapar University, Patiala. He is a C|EH, ECSA from EC-Council USA and a former IBMer. Mohit currently works at Sapient, and has published several articles in national and international magazines. He is the author of Python Penetration Testing Essentials and Python: Penetration Testing for Developers, also by Packt Publishing.