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Python is a functional and flexible programming language that is powerful enough for experienced programmers to use, but simple enough for beginners as well. Python is a well-developed, stable and fun to use programming language that is adaptable for both small and large development projects. If you want to learn how to program or want to branch out into other programming languages, our Python for Beginners course is the right python training course for you.
Programmers love Python because of how fast and easy it is to use. Python cuts development time in half with its simple to read syntax and easy compilation feature. Debugging your programs is a breeze in Python with its built in debugger. Using Python makes programmers more productive and their programs ultimately better.
In this Python for Beginners course, Instructor Alex Bowers will teach you how to quickly write your first program in Python! You will also learn how to create custom modules and libraries. This comprehensive course covers the basics of Python as well as the more advanced aspects such as debugging and handling files. With your purchase you will gain access to all 13 chapters of this Python for Beginners course as well as labs and code files.
No other Python training course is this detailed. Even database operations are covered in this extremely comprehensive course!
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|Section 1: Getting Started with Python|
|In this video, Alex introduces the course and shows you how to download and install the tools you will need to complete the course.|
|In this video Alex takes you through Hello World in Python.|
Hello World Code
|Section 2: The Basics|
|In this video, Alex shows you how to declare variables and how to check their types in Python.|
Getting Started with Variables Code
|In this video, Alex goes over the different data types that can be used in Python.|
Data Types Code
|In this video Alex shows you the Arithmetic operators in Python.|
|In this video, Alex discusses the importance of knowing the order of operators.|
|In this video Alex shows you how to write comments into your code in Python.|
|In this Lecture, Alex discusses variable scope and draws a diagram to help with the concept.|
|Lecture 13||1 page|
|Complete these lab exercises after viewing the video lectures for Chapter 2.|
|Section 3: Conditionals|
|In this video Alex shows you how to write if statements in Python and he also goes over the various comparison operators that can be used.|
If Statements Code
|In this video Alex goes over the 'else' statement in Python.|
Else Statements Code
|In this video Alex shows you how to use the 'Elif' statement in Python, which is similar to the 'elseif()' and 'else if()' functions in other languages.|
Elif Statements Code
|Since the Python language does not have a specific 'Switch' function, Alex shows you a simple workaround to get similar functionality.|
Switch Statements Workaround Code
|Inline If statements are supported by Python and in this video Alex shows you the syntax and use for an inline If statement.|
Inline If Code
|Lecture 24||2 pages|
|Complete these lab exercises after viewing the video lectures for Chapter 3.|
|Section 4: Looping|
|In this video, Alex shows you how to set up a 'While' Statement in Python.|
While Loops Code
|In this video, Alex shows you how to use a 'For' Loop in your Python code.|
For Loops Code
|In this video, Alex shows you how to use the Try, Except and Finally methods in python to manage potential errors when executing code.|
Try, Except, Finally Code
|In this video, Alex demonstrates the use of 'break' and 'continue' in Python.|
Break, Continue and Else Code
|Lecture 33||1 page|
|Complete these lab exercises after viewing the video lectures for Chapter 4.|
|Section 5: Lists|
|This video goes into more detail about Lists. Alex shows you how to specify what parts of the list you want to manipulate.|
A Closer Look and Lists Code
|In this video Alex shows you how to modify lists with functions like 'insert()', 'extend()', and 'remove()'.|
Modifying Lists Code
|In this video Alex shows you how to sort lists with a few different functions.|
Sorting Lists Code
|Lecture 40||1 page|
|Complete these lab exercises after viewing the video lectures for Chapter 5.|
|Section 6: Receiving Inputs|
|In this video Alex shows you how to get input from the user.|
'Press any key to continue' Code
|In this lecture Alex shows you how to store the user input and manipulate it.|
Data Input Code
|Lecture 45||1 page|
|Complete these lab exercises after viewing the video lectures for Chapter 6.|
|Section 7: Predefined String Functions|
|In this video Alex shows you how to handle strings in python as objects and he shows you a few functions that can be used to manipulate them.|
Using Strings as Objects Code
|In this Video Alex shows you how to use the join() and split() functions to manipulate string objects in python.|
Splitting and Joining Strings Code
|Lecture 50||1 page|
|Complete these lab exercises after viewing the video lectures for Chapter 7.|
|Section 8: Custom Functions|
|In this video Alex goes over the syntax for creating custom functions.|
Syntax Overview Code
|This video demonstrates how you can use parameters within your functions.|
More Parameters Code
|Having functions return values makes them a lot more useful and flexible and in this video, Alex shows you how to use the 'return' keyword in Python to do just that.|
More on Returns Code
|Lecture 57||1 page|
|Complete these lab exercises after viewing the video lectures for Chapter 8.|
|Section 9: Classes|
|Classes and objects can easily become one of the more difficult concepts to grasp with many object oriented languages. This video gives you an overview of the terms and concepts that will be further explained and demonstrated throughout this chapter.|
|In this video Alex walks you through creating your first custom class.|
Using 'Class' Code
|In this video Alex shows you how to use methods by calling them through a class instance.|
Using Methods Code
|In this video Alex shows you how to use keyword arguments that can allow you to set different variables from instance to instance.|
Using Object Data Code
|Inheritance is the concept of having separate classes being able to use a set of similar methods and a set of methods specific to the class itself. In this video, Alex shows you how inheritance works within Python.|
|Lecture 67||1 page|
|Complete these lab exercises after viewing the video lectures for Chapter 9.|
|Section 10: File Handling|
|In this lecture, Alex shows you how to open files in Python and quickly demonstrates how to read text line by line.|
Opening Files Code
|In this video Alex shows you how to read and write text files with Python and he also shows you how to use buffers to limit the sizes of your files.|
Reading and Writing Text Files Code
|In this video Alex shows you how to manipulate binary files like images.|
Reading and Writing Binary Files Code
|Lecture 74||1 page|
|Complete these lab exercises after viewing the video lectures for Chapter 10.|
|Section 11: Database Handling|
A database is a structure that's used to organize data and in Python a class called sqlite3 is used to handle database interactions.
Creating a Database Code
|In this video Alex shows you how to update and insert records to your database using Python and sqlite3.|
Insert and Update Records Code
|In this video Alex demonstrates how to get records from your database and loop through them and he also shows various ways you can delete records in you database.|
Retrieve and Delete Records Code
|Lecture 81||1 page|
|Complete these lab exercises after viewing the video lectures for Chapter 11.|
|Section 12: Modules|
|In this video Alex shows you a few standard libraries that come with Python like datetime, sys and os.|
Using Standard Libraries Code
|In this video Alex shows you how to create and use a custom module.|
Creating a Module Code
|Lecture 86||1 page|
|Complete these lab exercises after viewing the video lectures for Chapter 12.|
|Section 13: Debugging|
|Debugging is an important skill to have as a programmer. As you develop your skills you are going to make mistakes and in this video, Alex shows you how to deal with a few of the errors that you might see in your own programs.|
Alex Bowers started his programming career learning PHP and MySQL for a small project that he wanted to complete. Upon completion of the project, Alex was hooked, and looking to expand his knowledge of programming.
Since Alex began teaching, he has been an active member of the developer community, contributing to Open Source projects and administrating a forum at PHPacademy.
The goal for Alex is simple. To create the best content available for an affordable price, to enable thousands of others to learn what he has learnt, and to expand his own knowledge in the process. To date, Alex is certainly on track, having taught over 100,000 people on Udemy, and many more elsewhere.