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Learn Advanced Python Skills

Python Advanced Programming

Geared for experienced Python programmers, Advanced Python Programming is a practical, hands-on Python training course that thoroughly explores intermediate to advanced level topics and skills, teaching students how to Leverage OS services, Code graphical interfaces for applications, Create modules, Create and run unit tests, Define classes, Interact with network services, Query databases, Process XML data and much more.

This comprehensive, practical course provides an in-depth exploration of working with advanced python scripting, not an academic overview of syntax and grammar. Students will immediately be able to use advanced Python skills to complete tasks in the real world.

Why Training Camp?

Training Camp has provided premier training and mentoring in advanced technologies since 1998. We offer an instructor average of 20-plus years of hands-on, real-world experience in application development and design, web development and design and a wide variety of IT technical skills and specialties.

What’s Included

Comprehensive Course Manual
Lab Manual Workbook
Remote Lab Environment
Code Sample Kit
Project Guide

Course Format

This hands-on class is approximately 50/50 lab to lecture ratio, combining engaging lecture, demos, group activities and discussions with comprehensive machine-based practical programming labs and project work.

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Python Advanced Programming

Session: Python Refresher
• Data types
• Sequences
• Mapping types
• Program structure
• Files and console I/O
• Conditionals
• Loops
• Builtins

Session: OS Services
• The os module
• Environment variables
• Launching external commands
• Walking directory trees
• Paths, directories, and filenames
• Working with file systems
• Dates and times

Session: Pythonic Programming
• The Zen of Python
• Common idioms
• Lambda functions
• List comprehensions
• Generator expressions
• String formatting

Session: Modules and packages
• Initialization code
• Namespaces
• Executing modules as scripts
• Documentation
• Packages and name resolution
• Naming conventions
• Using imports

Session: Classes
• Defining classes
• Instance methods and data
• Properties
• Initializers
• Class and static methods/data
• Inheritance

Session: Metaprogramming
• Implicit properties
• globals() and locals()
• Working with attributes
• The inspect module
• Decorators
• Monkey patching

Session: Programmer tools
• Analyzing programs
• Using pylint
• Testing code
• Using unittest
• Debugging
• Profiling and benchmarking

Session: Distributing modules
• Distribution concepts
• setuptools
• creating setup.py
• building installers
• running installers

Session: Database access
• The DB API
• Available Interfaces
• Connecting to a server
• Creating and executing a cursor
• Fetching data
• Parameterized statements
• Metadata
• Transaction control
• Other DBMS modules

Session: GUI Programming with PyQT4
• About QT4
• Getting started with the designer
• Widget properties
• Predefined dialogs
• Generating the UI
• Wiring up events
• Advanced Topics

Session: Network Programming
• Sockets
• Clients
• Servers
• Application protocols
• Forking servers
• Binary data
• The struct module

Session: Threads
• When to use threads?
• The Global Interpreter Lock
• The threading module
• Simple threading
• Sharing variables
• Threaded servers
• The queue module
• Debugging threaded programs
• Alternatives to threading

Session: XML and JSON
• Working with XML
• DOM and Sax
• Introducing ElementTree and lxml
• Parsing XML
• Navigating the document
• Creating a new XML document
• Parsing JSON into Python
• Converting Python into JSON

Session: Extending Python
• About non-Python modules
• Overview of a C extension
• Writing C by hand
• Loading modules with ctypes

Session: Subprocesses
• Running external commands with subprocess
• Getting command status
• Managing STDOUT, STDERR, and STDIN
• The sh module (non-Windows systems only)
• Creating a simple command
• Keyword arguments
• Running commands in the background
• Piping and redirection
• Working with STDIO
• Exit codes
• Advanced features

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