Python on the Backend
- Able to understand basic programming principles
Do you know Python and want to take it to the next level? How about writing a website in Python, or an API so your fellow developers can consume in JSON over simple HTTP. With the boom of microservices and API, developers who are used to working with Python writing scripts can now take their knowledge to the backend. This course will teach you the basic of web servers, how to setup the Python Web server and write interesting cool applications on the backend. By the end of the course you will be read to take on the world and write your own services and APIs, read and write from databases, do sophisticated load balancing on your Python services, work with Jupyter notebooks and much much more!
- Beginner Python developers interested in building HTTP web APIs in Python
- Experienced Python developers who want to expose their Python libraries as a web service for other developers
- Data scientists who want to do heavy computational workload on the backend using vanilla Python or Jupyter notebooks
- Developers who want to use Python to build APIs that write to a backend database
- Why Back-end Development?06:01
- Course Outline04:23
- Setup Python3 on Mac02:52
- Installing Tornado the Python HTTP Web Server on Mac01:00
- Installing Visual Studio Code and Python Extension on Mac04:02
- Setup Python3 on Windows02:26
- Installing Tornado the Python HTTP Web Server on Windows01:00
- Installing Visual Studio Code and Python Extension on Windows06:01
- HTTP Protocol04:20
- Building a simple GET HTTP method end point in Python09:55
- Serving a simple HTML file from Python Web Server (Index.html)04:17
- Query Parameter vs Resource Parameter03:12
- Building a GET end point with a query string parameter04:33
- Building a GET end point with resource parameters07:11
- Building a JSON GET endpoint that reads from a text file on the backend03:37
- Building a JSON POST endpoint that writes to a text file on the backend06:33
- Building an Image Upload Service with Python13:17
- Spin three instances of tornado running on 3 different ports1 question
- What is Jupyter nootbook?09:08
- Installing Jupyter Notebook on Mac04:23
- Installing Jupyter Notebook on Windows04:21
- Installing Jupyter Notebook on Docker02:54
- Working with Jupyter Notebook (Twitter example)10:00
- Load Balancing Python services with nginx15:39
- Spinning Postgres Instance with Docker13:35
- Database programming with Python18:09
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