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This Web Programming with Python course takes you through a hands-on guide to object-oriented python web programming, working with multiple types of servers, databases and web frameworks. All that is required to get started is a very basic background knowledge of Python, as instructor Mike McMillan begins these Python web programming tutorials with two chapters of review and then goes step by step through the necessary concepts at every stage of development. You'll get a detailed primer on database programming with Python, installing an SQLite server and performing routine data selections and operations; you'll learn how to interact with FTP and email services using native Python code; see how to process web form data via Python; and learn how to interact with web database applications and utilize XML. Finally, the Python web programming course ends with a chapter on configuring and working with Django, a modern web framework that allows you to create and manage complex database-driven websites. There's not a better course for taking Python concepts and applying them to real world projects.
What You Will Learn:
- How to use Python object-oriented programming techniques within web-based projects, from online databases to complete websites.
- How to install and configure basic web-based databases using Python code.
- The essentials of XML and how it can be used in conjunction with Python projects.
- How to implement and work with Django to manage full database-driven websites.
Who Should I Take This Python web programming Course:
- Anyone with a basic background knowledge of Python and object-oriented programming (OOC) who wants to see how the language can be used for web-specific projects.
- Anyone who wants a better understanding of SQLite, XML, and online database standards.
- Anyone looking to increase their knowledge of the Python programming language and its practical application.
What People Are Saying about this Python web programming course:
"Honestly I thought my Python knowledge would be a little too rusty, but everything was presented very clearly and the review really helped."
"Had another python course before this from another teacher but it was pretty thin on projects...this is awesome because it got me to use my coding skills right away...thanks."
"The Django documentation I found online was a little confusing, and not really complete; Mike is quite thorough, making it easy to get started."
Little less exposure to the principles of the language and the interconnection with HTTP and the web world. For instance, no mention of WSGI... Should have been a bit more in-depth, but all-in-all a pretty efficient overview of the language and what it is capable of.
Although it gives a fairly wide overview of many python web technologies, there was hardly any discussion about the reason behind decisions and the code was generally poor. Good if you want a reference to several useful python libraries but the examples do not pass what would be on the front page of any library documentation. A text file containing a list of libraries and a link to their documentation pages would achieve the same as this lecture series and more.
didn't learn much from this course other than some keywords and instructions on how to install things ...
I'd look elsewhere to learn Python and/or web programming in Python. The lessons begin with Python 3, then switch to Python 2.7 about halfway through with no explanation as to why. For those of us that chose to continue using Python 3, we are left on our own to get the code working in Python 3. This course is more like ~50 short videos of "type this, see this" with rarely any explanation as to why we are doing what we are doing. When we talk about web program with Python, I assume that using frameworks is very important. The course chooses to teach Django, but barely teaches anything about it. We walk through how to create a View, a Model, and a Controller, but I only know about that pattern because I've used it in other programming courses. The instructor doesn't even mention that we're using MVC pattern, what it is, or how it's used across web programming. As I mention in the title, this course is also outdated. There are several student questions throughout the lessons from as long ago as 2 years and none of them have been answered by the instructor. Fortunately, several students have answered each others' questions, but the student asking a question 2 years ago probably didn't benefit from another student answering their question a year later.
there are old versions of Python used, and I don't like to have version 2.x and 3.x on a system. I hope the instructor will update his videos (and maybe add some) so every thing will work with Python 3.x... The instructor himself is really good and it was easy to understand, what he is saying. The part about Python and the Django Framework was too short... Also it would have been nice if he would have told some more about Python and if he had made some GUI programming.