Advanced Python

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Programme Overview

The Advanced Python 3 training course aims to take attendees beyond basic Python.
The course will enable attendees to enable to produce more efficient, safer and maintainable code using standard Python idioms. The course assumes you are happy with core Python concepts and syntax.

Pre-requisites

Delegates should have taken an Introduction to Python 3 course or have six months of Python programming experience

Course Content

OO Programming in Python
  • Classes/objects
  • Constructors/destructors
  • Methods instance/class
  • Inheritance/polymorphism
  • Abstract classes
  • Privacy/data hiding
  • Data attribute control

Meta Programming

  • Monkey patching
  • Meta classes

Functional Programming in Python

  • Map/filter/reduce
  • Decorators
  • Closures
  • Lambdas
  • Comprehensions
  • Generators
  • Use of yield
  • The itertools module

Collections

  • The collections module (defaultdict/Counter …)
  • The array module

Data Transfer (Parsing/Generation)

  • XML
  • JSON
  • YAML

Concurrency

  • Threads
  • Processes
  • Coroutines

Testing with pytest

Debugging with pdb

Potential Extra Topics

  • Socket programming
  • Integrating with C

RESTful services.