Working with Python on Windows and SQL Server Databases
What you'll learn
- How to access and work with SQL Server databases from within your Python programs
- How to run T-SQL queries against your SQL Server databases from within your Python programs
- How to Call Dynamic Management Views (DMVs), Aggregation Functions and global system variables
- How to execute SQL Server functions and stored procedures from within your Python programs
- How to use parameters and exception handling in all database operations in your Python code
- How to set up your Python development environment on Windows
- How to work with Visual Studio Code for Python development
Python is one of the world's most popular programming languages. Its simplified syntax, helps Programmers to easily develop different types of applications fast and easy. From Data Science and Machine Learning applications, to general purpose applications, Python makes it easy for the Developer, to build these applications. Additionally, when you combine the Python programming language, with the popular SQL Server Data Platform, you have a powerful software development setup, via which you can build just about anything!
This course does exactly that: it helps you learn how to access and work with SQL Server databases, directly from your Python programs, by teaching you how to perform all the major database development operations from within your Python code.
With my course, among other, you will learn how to set up your Python development environment on Windows using Visual Studio Code and the Python extension, you will refresh your memory on the basic Python data structures and commands, learn how to connect to SQL Server from within your Python programs, learn how to run SQL Server SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE T-SQL statements from within your Python code using parameters and exception handling, learn how to create and call SQL Server stored procedures, functions, DMVs, global system variables, and much more!
WHAT OTHER STUDENTS SAY ABOUT THE COURSE:
"Thorough explanation and examples led to my being able to write and execute queries in SQL server with Python."
"Great quality and relevance to my job!"
"The course explains in simple words how I can work with SQL Server from my Python programs."
WHAT IS THIS COURSE ALL ABOUT?
Python is a very popular programming language. Due to its simplified syntax, Programmers can develop a wide range of software applications, fast and easy. With Python, you can easily build Data Science and Machine Learning projects, as well as general purpose applications. When combined with the popular SQL Server Data Platform, it provides Software Developers and Data Scientists, with a powerful software development setup, that can be used for building just about anything!
This course has been carefully designed, in order to help you get started with Python programming for SQL Server data access. Via a well-structured curriculum, it starts with helping you set up your Python development environment on Windows, using Visual Studio code and the proper extensions, then explains the different options for connecting to SQL Server databases and then deep dives into a comprehensive set of live demonstrations, via which you will learn how to execute SQL Server SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE SQL statements, as well as, work with SQL Server stored procedures and functions and all that, via your Python programs.
So join me into a 4-hour journey and learn all about working with SQL Server databases, from within your Python programs!
AFTER THE COURSE:
You will know how to install Python on Windows and set your development environment with Visual Studio Code and the proper extensions
You will know how to connect your Python programs to SQL Server instances and databases
You will know how to run different types of T-SQL queries against your SQL Server databases, from within your Python Programs
Execute and process SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE T-SQL statements
Call Dynamic Management Views (DMVs)
Call aggregation functions
Call SQL Server global system variables
You will know how to execute SQL Server functions and stored procedures, from within your Python Programs
You will know how to use parameters and exception handling for all the above database operations within your Python code
PREREQUISITES FOR ATTENDING THE COURSE:
Basic knowledge of the Python programming language
Basic knowledge of the SQL Server fundamentals
PREREQUISITES FOR SETTING UP THE DEMO ENVIRONMENT:
A Windows 10 computer with at least 4GB of RAM and a modern CPU with SQL Server installed (Express Edition works fine as well)
Note: The use of a Virtual Machine is completely optional. You just need a Windows 10 computer with SQL Server, onto which, by following the courses demos, you will be installing Python with pyodbc and Visual Studio Code. Then, using this environment, you will be able to reproduce all demos.
THIS COURSE CONTAINS/OFFERS:
4.5 hours of high-quality video lectures and guides
Step by step live demonstrations and guides that can help you get started with SQL Server database programming from within your Python programs
Downloadable source code examples
Downloadable resources with useful information and links
Useful quizzes for testing your knowledge on each section
A major practice test in the end of the course
Ability to ask the instructor questions via the Q&A section
Certificate on course completion
Who this course is for:
- Python developers who want to learn how to work with SQL Server via their Python programs
- Data Scientists who want to learn more about SQL Server database access via Python programming
- Technology enthusiasts who want to learn more about Python programming and SQL Server database access
- Programmers who want to get started with Python programming focused on data access topics
Artemakis is a Senior Database and Software Architect and a former Microsoft Data Platform MVP (awarded for 9 consecutive years). He has over 20 years of experience and he has taught thousands of people to efficiently work with SQL Server, Data Access/Entity Framework, Azure, .NET/C#, Programming and more, via his video tutorials, blog and guest articles, public speaking, eBooks and online courses.
Artemakis published hundreds of articles and videos that explain in simple words, how to perform complex technical tasks and he really enjoys the interaction with the technical communities.
Besides his regular blogging activities, Artemakis is also a guest author on many prestigious online technology journals.
Moreover, he currently serves as the President of the Cyprus .NET User Group (CDNUG) and the International .NET Association Country Leader for Cyprus (INETA).
Artemakis, really enjoys sharing hands-on knowledge on a large set of technology topics, and thus helping his fellow tech community members, to easily start using these great technologies. To this end, he is really looking forward to seeing you in his online courses on Udemy!