Python II: Advanced Python 3 Training

We offer private customized training for groups of 3 or more attendees.

Course Description

This two day course covers a handful of various Python advanced topics including high level data structures, network programming, writing GUI's in Python, and CGI programming. This course is particularly well suited for programmers who are building application frameworks, integrating Python with other software, or using Python for distributed computing.
Course Length: 2 Days
Course Tuition: $790 (US)


Students should have taken an introductory Python course or have six months of Python programming experience.

Course Outline


1. What you should already know about Python
Language Evolution
Python Reserved Words and Other Rules
The string Class
Boolean and Numeric Types
Looping Through Sequences
Bit Manipulation
Standard Input and Output
File Input and Output
Some File Tests

2. Data Structures
List Comprehensions
Nested List Comprehensions
Dictionary Comprehensions
Dictionaries with Compound Values
Processing Lists in Parallel
Specialized Sorts
Time Functionality

3. Writing GUIs in Python
Components and Events
The tk Widget
Button Widgets
Entry Widgets
Text Widgets
Checkbutton Widgets
Radiobutton Widgets
Listbox Widgets
Frame Widgets
Menu Widgets
Toplevel Widgets

4. Python and CGI Scripts
What is CGI
HTML Forms
A Guestbook Application
What Can Go Wrong!
HTML Tables
The CGI Script
Rendering of the Script

5. The os Module
The Environment
Creating a Process
Listing Files
Other Process Methods
File Information (Metadata)
Working with Directories

6. Network Programming
Networking Fundamentals
The Client/Server Module
The socket Module
The Client Program
The Server Program
An Evaluation Client and Server
A Threaded Server

Appendix A: What You Might Not Already Know
What is an Iterable?
Creating Your Own Iterators
The Functions any and all
Thread Fundamentals
The Python Debugger
The with Statement
Data Compression
Appendix B: Python and Databases
DBM Operations
Pickling with Complex Objects
Using sqlite3
Executing Queries
Table Descriptions
Writing Database Scripts

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Python Programming Uses & Stats

Python Programming is Used For:
Web Development Video Games Desktop GUI's Software Development
Year Created
Easy to Learn:
The learning curve is very mild and the language is versatile and fast to develop.
Massive Libraries:
You can find a library for basically anything: from web development, through game development, to machine learning.
Do More with Less Code:
You can build prototypes and test out  ideas much quicker in Python than in other language

Speed Limitations:

It is an interpretive language and therefore much slower than compiled languages.

Problems with Threading:

Multi-threaded CPU-bound programs may be slower than single-threaded ones do to the Global Interpreter Lock (GIL) that allows only one thread to execute at a time.

Weak on Mobile:

Although, there are a number or libraries that provide a way to develop for both Android and iOS using Python currently Android and iOS don’t support Python as an official programming language.

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Complimentary Skills to have along with Python Programming
The potential for career growth, whether you are new to the industry or plan to expand your current skills, depends upon your interests:
  - For knowledge in building in PC or windows, phone apps or you are looking your future in Microsoft learn C#
  - For android apps and also cross platform apps then learn Java
  - If you are an Apple-holic and want to build iOS and MAC apps and then choose Objective C or Swift
  - Interested in game development? C++
  - Data mining or statistics then go with R programming or MATLAB
  - Building an operating systems? C

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