Python Fundamentals

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This project is part of the liveProject series Explore Python Fundamentals, Part 2
Python shell
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how Python exceptions are created, raised, and handled • what is in an exception object • how inheritance works for exceptions
Naomi Ceder
1 week · 1-3 hours per week · INTERMEDIATE

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In this liveProject, you’ll explore the unique way that exceptions work in Python. Python makes frequent use of exceptions, but they often function in a very different way than other programming languages. You’ll experiment with the basic try-and-except structure used for handling exceptions, then dive into using inheritance with exceptions, and creating your own hierarchy of exceptions.

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Naomi Ceder
Naomi Ceder is the former chair of the Python Software Foundation. She has been learning, using, and teaching Python since 2001.


This liveProject is for both new and experienced Python coders looking to refine their skills with the language. To begin this liveProject, you will need to be familiar with the following:

  • A Python “shell” such as Jupyter Notebook
  • Command line
  • Create and use a simple try/except block
  • Create a class by inheriting from another

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll learn how to use exceptions Pythonically, which is a key skill for mastering high-quality Python code.

  • How Python exceptions are created, raised, and handled
  • What is in an exception object
  • How inheritance works for exceptions
  • How to create your own hierarchy of exceptions


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