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Python Programming Introduction

COURSE TYPE

Foundation

Course Number

1905

Duration

4 Days

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Python is a powerful and flexible object-oriented scripting language that is designed for ease of use and enhanced productivity. In this training course, you gain the skills to achieve rapid development cycles, faster time-to-market, and lower cost of maintenance by developing applications using Python's language features, standard library modules, and third-party software packages.

You Will Learn How To

  • Rapidly develop feature-rich applications from Python's built-in statements, functions, and collection types
  • Structure code with classes, modules, and packages that leverage OO features
  • Create multiple data accessors to manage various data storage formats
  • Develop dynamic, platform-independent GUIs and data-driven web applications

Important Course Information

Requirements:

  • Experience with another procedural or object-oriented programming language, such as C, C++, Java, VB .NET, or Perl
  • Familiarity with concepts, such as variables, loops, and branches with some experience using a text editor to edit program code

Recommended Experience:

  • Familiarity with object-oriented concepts and languages

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Python
  • Python language characteristics
  • The Python execution model
  • Leveraging Python Built-in Types

Manipulating string and numeric literals

  • Declaring and initialising variables
  • Performing arithmetic calculations
  • Making decisions and performing iterations
  • Formatting and slicing strings

Aggregating related data

  • Accessing positional information in lists
  • Representing ordered data with tuples
  • Consistently handling data collections with iterators
  • Organising and Structuring Code

Defining and calling functions

  • Positional, keyword and default arguments
  • Implementing variable-length argument lists
  • Iterating with generator functions

Grouping code into modules

  • Importing and packages
  • Referencing functions from modules by qualification
  • Accessing the Standard Library
  • Implementing Classes and Objects

Declaring and modifying objects

  • Encapsulating attributes and methods in classes
  • Initialising objects with constructors
  • Accessing and modifying attributes with methods
  • Overloading operators

Inheritance and polymorphism

  • Reusing functionality through inheritance
  • Extending methods from base classes
  • Overriding methods for dynamic behaviour
  • Tracing the scope in the namespace
  • Enhancing functionality with class decorators
  • Manipulating the File System

Managing files

  • Reading and writing text and binary files
  • Importing the OS module for directory management

Increasing program robustness through handling exceptions

  • Maintaining program control with error handlers
  • Detecting errors and raising exceptions
  • Interfacing with Relational Databases

Establishing communication

  • Creating a SQL database connection
  • Instantiating cursors to access a database

Executing SQL statements within a Python program

  • Retrieving desired data sets
  • Updating the database with action statements
  • Constructing a GUI with Tkinter

Building the user interface

  • Defining GUI classes with Frames
  • Placing widgets and geometry managers
  • Displaying scrolling output

Listening for interface events

  • Responding to mouse clicks
  • Binding event handlers
  • Developing Web Applications

Analysing the request processing pipeline

  • Positioning the role of Python
  • Mapping requests to Python scripts

Developing MVC with Python

  • Integrating the model with a database
  • Processing requests with Python controllers

Benefiting from the Django framework

  • Improving productivity with code reduction
  • Simplifying application development
  • Accessing the database and producing HTML with Django templates
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9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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