The Python 101 Screencast has been finished for a little over a month now and I am now releasing it for general consumption.
The Python 101 Screencast is based on my book, Python 101. I went through all 44 chapters of the book and turned each of them into a standalone screencast. In other words, the screencast covers 44 videos. You can view the first eleven videos on my blog’s youTube page.
What you get:
A minimum of 44 episodes + you will receive a PDF, MOBI and EPUB version of the Python 101 book with your purchase. You will also receive a PDF copy formatted to A4 size.
The first part is the beginner section. In it you will learn all the basics of Python. From Python types (strings, lists, dictionaries) to conditional statements to loops. You will also learn about comprehensions, functions and classes and everything in between!
This section is a curated tour of the Python Standard Library. The intent isn’t to cover everything in it, but instead it is to show the reader that you can do a lot with Python right out of the box. We’ll be covering the modules I find the most useful in day-to-day programming tasks, such as os, sys, logging, threads, and more.
An all intermediate section covering lambda, decorators, properties, debugging, testing and profiling.
Now things get really interesting! In part four, we will be learning how to install 3rd party libraries (i.e. packages) from the Python Package Index and other locations. We will cover easy_install and pip. This section will also be a series of tutorials where you will learn how to use the packages you download. For example, you will learn how to download a file, parse XML, use an Object Relational Mapper to work with a database, etc.
The last section of the series will cover how to share your code with your friends and the world! You will learn how to package it up and share it on the Python Package Index (i.e. how to create an egg or wheel). You will also learn how to create executables using py2exe, bb_freeze, cx_freeze and PyInstaller. Finally you will learn how to create an installer using Inno Setup