Python 1500: Practice Missions
- Students must be able to install Python 3.6 or greater
When I learned Python, it was because the U.S. DoD had no other resources at Fort Huachuca's Electronic Proving Ground to use Georgia Tech's audio testing software. We needed that software to validate the quality of our battlefield telemetry.
My "Missions" series is designed to help you learn how to use it on-the-job, as well.
While writing code for our own use can be a lot of fun, creating the best software - even if for our own use - often involves doing a whole lot more than simply writing code.
Even when we are working for ourselves - let alone working for others - unearthing hidden requirements, planning software versions, defining code / data relationships in advance, testing, as well as planning for feature regressions can usually become just as important as well!
Thus while our own academic and / or "for-personal-use-only" projects are often fast, loose and "code-only" creations, creating world-class software must usually be planned, tested, maintained... as well as deliberately designed to be feature-rich.
These Missions will also cover a few terms, acronyms, best-practices, as well as an introduction to the most important on-line code-nexus which new software developers need to know so as to better prepare for working as a professional software developer.
So the accelerated lesson plan for the Python Missions learning process focuses upon demonstrating what NEW SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS might be called upon to do in order to create ready-to-re-use programming solutions. Those who have completed our Python 1000 series will have no problem completing these Missions, as well.
Much like our PSL-1100, Python Missions the topics these missions are presented to gradually rocket students into writing highly reusable, understandably designed, as well as cross-platform tested Python projects as quickly as possible.
If you find yourself skipping – or sleeping – your way through far-too-coder-centric programming examples, then Python Missions is designed for you!
Who this course is for:
- Students interested in learning how to define real-world projects
- Students who enjoy practiced interview questions
Randall Nagy is a tenured "hands-on" manager, software development engineer, author, and designer / architect. Presently consulting as a Principal at Optum, Mr. Nagy has also served as a Principal Software Development Engineer at Informix (a major database company acquired by IBM,) as well as the Principal Trainer for Borland Software Corporation.
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Though tenured, Mr. Nagy is most often described as being authoritatively technical, yet very personable & easy to get along with.
The author of over 30 on-line Udemy titles and 50+ open source projects, Mr. Nagy's hands-on experience includes topics such as C/C++, Python, MicroPython, AWS, OAuth 2.o, SO / SOA, Security, Testing, UML, Java/JEE, .NET (C# and Visual Basic), LAMP, SQL, Hadoop, jQuery, PHP, HTML 5, Android, OOA/OOD, UML, DoDAF and more. Maintaining techniques in embedded engineering, Mr. Nagy has experience creating custom training for such expert-level, high-performance technologies as Modern C/C++, Apache Spark, and IBM Rhapsody.
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From writing for BYTE Magazine to books on Amazon, I have helped thousands of students master tough technical concepts. I hope you will like our training!"