Programming Use Cases with Python

By Keith Thompson

Learn about some intermediate to advanced Python topics and see how to apply concepts you've already learned to solve different problems.

3 hours
  • 31 Lessons
  • 5 Hands-On Labs

About the course

The best ways to improve as a programmer are to 1) read a lot of code, and 2) exercise your programming skills by solving problems. In this completely project-based course, we’ll work through various projects from start to finish by breaking down problems and solving them using Python. Along the way, we’ll learn about some intermediate to advanced Python topics and see how we can apply concepts we’ve already learned to solve completely different problems.

  • Chapter 1 3 Lessons Getting Started 2:32

    An Important Note About A Cloud Guru and Linux Academy Courses


    Course Introduction


    About the Course Author

  • Chapter 2 3 Lessons Environment Setup 27:20

    Installing Python 3.7 on a Cloud Playground


    Picking a Text Editor or IDE


    Setting Up VS Code for Remote Python Development

  • Chapter 3 10 Lessons Powerful CLIs 1:45:59

    Project Overview and Setup: Load-Testing CLI


    (Optional) Configuring a Project in VS Code


    Designing the CLI: argparse or click


    Concurrent Programming with Async & Await — Part 1


    Concurrent Programming with Async & Await — Part 2


    Doctests and Types


    Calculating Statistics


    Presenting Results


    ServerCheck: Building a Python CLI with Click

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    ServerCheck: Making Async HTTP Requests

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 4 8 Lessons Easy Data Transformation 54:23

    Project Overview and Setup: Database Export


    Setting Up a Database Cloud Playground


    Configuring a SQLAlchemy Connection


    Modeling Products and Reviews


    Utilize the Library to Export CSV


    Exporting Data as JSON


    Forum Export: Modeling Database Tables with SQLAlchemy

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Forum Export: Exporting Data as JSON and CSV

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 5 6 Lessons Web Scraping 47:56

    Project Overview and Setup: Data Checker


    Creating a Spider


    Adding Pagination to the Spider


    Exporting Items and Sending Emails — Part 1


    Exporting Items and Sending Emails — Part 2


    DailyWiki: Building a Wikipedia Web Scraper

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 6 1 Lesson Final Steps 0:49

    What's Next?


What you will need

  • Before taking this course, you'll want to make sure that you have a good understanding of the fundaments of Python programming. It is recommended that you take the "Introduction to Python Programming" course before taking this course if you're new to software development.

What are Hands-on Labs

What's the difference between theoretical knowledge and real skills? Practical real-world experience. That's where Hands-on Labs come in! Hands-on Labs are guided, interactive experiences that help you learn and practice real-world scenarios in real cloud environments. Hands-on Labs are seamlessly integrated in courses, so you can learn by doing.

Practice alongside courses in Cloud Playground

What is Cloud Playground? Cloud Playground lets you build skills in real-world AWS, Google Cloud, and Azure environments. Spin up risk-free Sandboxes, Servers and Terminals and follow along with courses, test a new idea or prepare for exams.

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  • $499 USD per seat per year
  • Billed Annually
  • Renews in 12 months

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