- Course type
- Paid course
- 14 hours
- 102 lessons
- Available on completion
- Course author
- Mark Winterbottom
- Python Best Practices
- Python Basics
- Basics of Python
Welcome to Python for Absolute Beginners: These are the MUST learn foundations.
This course is designed to teach an absolute beginner the basics of Python.
Python is a language that needs no introduction. It’s incredibly powerful, versatile, fast and it’s easy to learn.
However, given its rapid rise in popularity over the last few years, there are loads of tutorials and guides out there which teach bad practices.
Our goal is to change that, by creating a course which gives you a head start, by teaching best practices and underlying concepts.
This course covers:
The foundations of Python such as how to setup your machine, using the tools, syntax, packages and virtual environments
How to organise your code using conditions, functions and modules
Working with data and large files, and Object Oriented Programming
Handling errors and exceptions, using various debugging tools
Connectivity with third part services
To take this course, you will need:
Access to a computer running Windows or macOS
An internet connection
A positive can-do attitude
This course combines the best of both theoretical explanations and hands-on coding challenges, into a complete beginner course to get you started with Python.
As we emphasise in the trailer, a positive attitude is needed for programming. Although this course is designed for beginners, each person learns at their own pace and style.
Programming is a hard concept to grasp in the beginning, but with repeated practice, patience, and self-love you will come to understand it.
Don’t be discouraged if you have to re-watch sections over-and-over again.
Reach out to other developers, especially those at the same level as you.
I taught myself how to code as a child by connecting with other developers online. I shared problems with them, studied their code, shared my code, and applied the problem solving method covered in the introduction of this course (it’s free to watch).
I also helped other developers fix their problems, which was key for cementing my knowledge and contributing to the community.
So, if you get stuck don’t be afraid to ask questions, and if you know the answer to someone else's question, don’t be afraid to answer it. This will help you learn faster, and build your profile in the developer community.
And if no one else answers, I do my best to respond to all students' questions within 7 days.
Ready to get started?
See you in the course.