Fun and creative web engineering with Python and Web2py
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Fun and creative web engineering with Python and Web2py

Enjoy learning programming with Python, building web-apps you publish on the web.
4.0 (283 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
10,170 students enrolled
Created by Mika Sjöman
Last updated 6/2015
Price: Free
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 5 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • After this course, you will be able to build dyamic apps using the popular Web2py framwork and understand how to do that using the Python Programming language
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  • Basic computer skills. Such as surfing the web, saving and opening files.

OBSERVE: For now the course is free on Udemy, since it is under development.

This course is about building web apps by learning web engineering and Python programming at the same time. We will be using a framework called Web2py which was created to make learning programming easy and enjoyable. But Web2py has also become a popular framework because it has turned out to be fast, scalable and that it allows for extreme developer productivity.

My personal love for Web2py grew from the fact that I literally became ten times more productive compared to when I was trying to get my head around another popular but really hard to learn framework called Django. I hope you will feel the same taking this course.

This course uses a heavy mix of videos, short texts to reinforce what you already have seen in the videos and a lot of quizzes to keep your brain attention on where it should be: learning.

I assume you know nothing about programming or building websites, but that you have a hunger to start building stuff online, and you can't wait to get your first app online today.

Many courses take a dictionary approach to teaching programming throwing a book with commands out of context. This course is not one of them. We all know that learning things out of context has a bad smell and doesn't result in competence.

This course is thus built around mini-projects resulting in small apps that we connect to each other. We will focus on the stuff most courses forget, such as engineering principles and writing good code. This means learning to analyse problems, rapid design process, writing automated tests and writing code that is easy to maintain and much much more.

You should take this course if you are interested in getting started with developing apps online. See you in class!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is ment for total beginners up to intermediate programmers wanting to quickly get up to speed building dynamic webs-apps with the Web2py framework
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 25 Lectures Collapse All 25 Lectures 01:46:15
Project 1: building a contacts webpage
25 Lectures 01:46:05
Overview of the Contacts App

Are you ready to start coding?
1 question

In this video I will walk through how to download Google Chrome to your computer

Install Google Chrome

Do you have Google Chrome installed?
1 question

In this video we will learn how to create an account at Pythonanwyere

Creating a Pythonanywhere account

In this video we will walk you through on how to install an instance of Web2py on Pythonanywere

Setting up Web2py on Pythonanywere

Should you have the same password for Web2py as Pythonanywhere?
1 question

Login to Web2py Admin interface and creating the Contacts web-app

What is the Welcome app used for?
1 question

Setting up your personal time machine... version control

Does version control give you a history with all the changes?
1 question

Changing the design (View) of our Contacts app

What do we use HTML tags for?
1 question

What does the <br/> html tag do?
1 question

Playing with packages and sharing problematic code

Does the w2p packages allow for easy code sharing?
1 question

How to model database tables with Web2py

Text: repeating the important stuff on modeling tables in Web2py

Introducing controllers

Text: how URL-s are mapped in Web2py

How are URLs mapped in Web2py?
1 question

Printing out values from our database

What will a for-loop allow us to do?
1 question

Printing out stuff on a html page (view)

Helping a student - our first problem solving

Summing values up in a loop

Text: How to sum things up

Second solving a student's problem video

Integers and floats

Integer division quizz
1 question

Integer division quizz 2
1 question

Mac ONLY - how to open the python terminal

Playing with variables in the python interpreter

What happens if you run .title()?
1 question

Understanding lists (called arrays in Python)

How do you append a name to a list of names?
1 question

How to count charachers in a string

How do you count the number of characters in a string?
1 question

Looping over a list of items in a html-view file

Finishing up. Fixing the top-menu and making the app the default app

Changing the name of the app to init in Web2py does what?
1 question
About the Instructor
Mika Sjöman
4.0 Average rating
283 Reviews
10,170 Students
1 Course

My background lies with startups, and today I am studying a masters in Systems Science and Leadership. My previous experience lies with building websites, such as language training websites, webpages for non-for-profits, startups, etc. I started programming 20 years ago, and got in touch with Web2py 2.5 years ago. I think Web2py is one of the easiest frameworks out there to build websites with, and definitely way easier to quickly build websites with compared to popular but heavier frameworks such as Django.