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

    1:19

    Course Introduction

    0:44

    About the Course Author

    0:29
  • Chapter 2 3 Lessons Environment Setup 27:20

    Installing Python 3.7 on a Cloud Playground

    5:57

    Picking a Text Editor or IDE

    6:18

    Setting Up VS Code for Remote Python Development

    15:05
  • Chapter 3 10 Lessons Powerful CLIs 3:30:59

    Project Overview and Setup: Load-Testing CLI

    11:13

    (Optional) Configuring a Project in VS Code

    8:21

    Designing the CLI: argparse or click

    11:54

    Concurrent Programming with Async & Await — Part 1

    17:01

    Concurrent Programming with Async & Await — Part 2

    13:14

    Doctests and Types

    17:48

    Calculating Statistics

    9:05

    Presenting Results

    17:23

    ServerCheck: Building a Python CLI with Click

    45:00 Hands-On Lab

    ServerCheck: Making Async HTTP Requests

    1:00:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 4 8 Lessons Easy Data Transformation 2:39:23

    Project Overview and Setup: Database Export

    3:29

    Setting Up a Database Cloud Playground

    3:44

    Configuring a SQLAlchemy Connection

    16:20

    Modeling Products and Reviews

    13:37

    Utilize the Library to Export CSV

    12:50

    Exporting Data as JSON

    4:23

    Forum Export: Modeling Database Tables with SQLAlchemy

    1:00:00 Hands-On Lab

    Forum Export: Exporting Data as JSON and CSV

    45:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 5 6 Lessons Web Scraping 1:47:56

    Project Overview and Setup: Data Checker

    4:44

    Creating a Spider

    13:11

    Adding Pagination to the Spider

    6:36

    Exporting Items and Sending Emails — Part 1

    14:34

    Exporting Items and Sending Emails — Part 2

    8:51

    DailyWiki: Building a Wikipedia Web Scraper

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

    What's Next?

    0:49

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.

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