My name is Jesse, I'm 29 and married to a sweet little Puerto Rican woman.
I was born in Michigan, but I've been living in Central Florida the past 9 years.
I've been programming since I was 12. Beginning with QBasic in school, IRC Scripting at home, and HTML in Netscape Navigator on weekends. In those days I had to "View Source" to figure out how to do anything! I wrote my first website at this age using the GeoCities free websites. I then moved to AngelFire for a while. Remember those days?
When I hit 20, I spent several years freelancing with the skills I picked up from terribly long nights of studying. Freelancing was difficult for me because being a salesman wasn't in my blood, but I enjoyed the coding parts! I primarily used Linux, PHP, MySQL, and CSS. Then jQuery a bit later.
These days I live in the corporate world. I work with a small team of people and I enjoy it. I'm doing all sort of things from building solid back-ends, REST API's, HTML5/JS games, Python Django, and sometimes a bit of monkey work.
I enjoy explaining programming not because I like to talk, but because I find it rewarding to help people along their way. In fact, I found it so rewarding that I created a Youtube channel with hundreds of videos covering programming topics.
I hope you can benefit from my years of learning, I try to present it in a simpler way so you don't wrestle with all the questions I had!
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You should learn this language! Python is one of the fastest growing languages, it's even renowned as the language of the decade. You can use Python on any operating system to build whatever you like, including but not limited to GUI Applications, Web Applications, and Console Applications.
I'll teach you how this seemingly strange language is actually quite simple. We cover the fundamentals to writing Python code from Syntax, Datatypes, Operators, and Looping. We'll even take a look into 3rd party package management!
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Variables are standard placeholders in every language, its no different with Python.
Practice playing with these string examples!
"TUPLES" are pretty much "LISTS", only with less functionality, faster processing speed (CPU-wise), and their values cannot be changed. This video covers the need to know when you encounter a tuple.
Practice your looping knowledge with these sample questions. An additional answer sheet is attached if you cannot figure them out!
These are awesome! Arbitrary arguments and Arbitrary Key Word arguments.
We get our hands dirty with a random module. Learn how to create random integers and floats quite easily.
Learn how to easily use JSON the simplest serialization for passing data from string to objects and vice-versa.
Learn a few tricks in the OS module to perform Operating System based tasks.
Instructions on installing Pythons best Package manager in Windows.
Instructions on installing Pythons best Package manager in Linux.
Learn what VirtualEnvironment is and how to install and use it. We also install Flask, a library we we use shortly!
Using flask you can easily build a site with URL mapping, I'll show you how to get started!
Learn how to create a main layout, and use sub-templates to keep a whole site.
Learn to pass data from the route to the view, and create a 404 Handler.
Handle GET/POST requests, Redirects, and I mention a few other libraries you could utilize.
What else is there to Python? A lot! Here are some other things you can look into, and this is only touching the surface!
This is an introduction to using GIT in a console.
How to install on Windows & Linux. Ill be using a Digital Ocean Account for the Linux Demo (See links for a $10 coupon if you want to use them)
Learn how to run local commands to save time working with GIT terminal.
Deploy to your server using GIT!
This was my second beginners course for Python. At first, I did not know which one to start first, but I am glad I did the other course first (E-Learning Academy's Learn Programming with Python, available here on Udemy). I found this course required at least a little bit of previous exposure to Python, so this was the perfect second course to take. Jesse Boyer is the Instructor and he provides a clear voice and video was easy to see (just remember to select the 720p version). I really enjoyed the material he presented in Section 5 (Chapter 4). Do note that this course uses Python v2.x, not the current 3.x version. If you try to use 3 with this course, be prepared for problems, as a number of code changes took place with v3, such as the print statement. I took one star off as the material presented in Section 6 and beyond seemed slapped together at the last moment, and at least for me, none of the stuff worked after that point. Perhaps due to the current versions you download are several versions higher than the one presented in the video. Nothing but install errors after getting PIP installed, although other non-course installs I needed to do such as for dJango PIP installed just fine.
There are many things to like about this course: * Most of it is simple and easy to understand * The instructor is clear * Cheat sheets provided within the course are very useful (eg: GIT) * He does make the effort to point you in the right direction at every step assuming you want to learn more. * Course is modestly priced However, the course is still "under construction". I say this not because the quality is poor but because there are missing pieces. Throught out the course I am not sure if the instructor has a clear picture of his audience in mind. Is this for absolute beginners with little to no programming knowledge? Is it for beginners in python with some programming knowledge? I think there is a lot of valuable information that people in both group can learn from this course. However, given that I have sufficient programming experience I wasn't sure where I can just breeze through the videos versus places where I should pace myself and not miss some valuable tidbit. He goes from basics of programming to Flask to Fabric (and GIT) without going into too much detail in anything. I wish he could paint a picture for his students, may be by creating a single application that is going make use of all of these pieces. Are absolute beginners going to be comfortable when you go from python to FLASK:web page design (CSS/JS/HTML) to GIT to FABRIC (mysql/SSH). I liked the course but IMHO it lacked a certain flow which would make it great. I hope he pushes more updates sooner than later and hopefully things will fall into place.
I'm coming to Python from Perl: a Python rookie, but not a programming rookie. The style of this course is follow me, type what I type, follow by example. It's a fast paced introduction that covers all the high points from basic data types to putting a very simple web app into production.