Python Fundamentals

Created by: Austin Bingham

Produced in 2016

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Course Description

Python Fundamentals gets you started with Python, a dynamic language popular for web development, big data, science, and scripting. What's so great about Python? Python is powerful. The Python language is expressive and productive, it comes with a great standard library, and it's the center of a huge universe of wonderful third-party libraries. With Python you can build everything from simple scripts to complex applications, you can do it quickly, and you can do it with fewer lines of code than you might think possible. But for many people those reasons take back-seat to something more important: Python is fun! Python's readable style, quick edit-and-run development cycle, and "batteries included" philosophy mean that you can sit down and enjoy writing code rather than fighting compilers and thorny syntax. As your experiments become prototypes and your prototypes become products, Python makes the experience of writing software not just easier but truly enjoyable. In the words of Randall Munroe, Come join us! Programming is fun again!

Instructor Details

Austin Bingham

Austin is a founding director of Sixty North, a software consulting, training, and application development company. He's



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Pluralsight is great. I really like their Python fundamentals course.

By Ajay B. on 5/23/2019

I started learning Python from PluralSight and it has really helped me grow from beginner level to intermediate level.

By fiddle_n on 5/27/2017

The series is created by Austin Bingham and Robert Smallshire from Sixty North. They explain all the features of Python very well, they cover quite a lot of what Python can do, and they show examples of how everything can be used.

By mindrunner on 5/27/2017

I am currently Doing Python Fundamentals. It is an AMAZING course.

By Artivist on 5/16/2016

If you don't mind learning from videos, I highly recommend the Python Fundamentals course by Robert Smallshire on Pluralsight.

By Yedukondalu Golla on 7/12/2018

The Python Fundamentals course hosted on Pluralsight isnt free, unfortunately. However, it happens to be one of the most thorough and informative guides on Python youll find. Not only does it explain how to use Python, and elaborate on what certain functions of the language are for, it also explains the natural order of the language. This helps you better understand why things are a certain way in Python compared to other languages.

By Aaron Raizen on 9/5/2017

Their video interface is pretty slick. You have your table of contents and notes on one side, and video on the left. Toggle the side menu and full screen.Its easy to navigate the course, particularly with the help of the notes feature. When you make a note, it bookmarks the exact second of the video you were on when the note was made. This makes is super easy to come back to a specific point.The Python path is quite comprehensive. It covers the fundamentals with two courses stretched over 8 hours. From there you have three intermediate and three advanced courses for nearly 30 hours of videos. If you make it through all of this, youll be well on your way to being a professional Python developer.Pluralsight offers downloadable exercise files, course discussion forums and monthly plans with no long term commitmentperfect if you want to take a few weeks and do some intensive training at home.

By Th3Ph1l0s0ph3r on 8/21/2015

I recommend Pluralsight. The tutorials range from beginner all the way up to advanced, many use full stack programming to give you a greater understanding of real world development, the videos are made by many very well known developers, and the pro account lets you download full project source files so you can see a fully working project you can take apart and learn from.