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Get Started Quickly with Python 3: Hands-on Lessons and Practice to Master Python Basics

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This course teaches you the Python basics—nothing more, nothing less. Taking the time to explain the basics gives you the foundation you need to start any project or learning path and career.

To be clear, this course is not an all-in-one, 60-hour course with 45 projects that’s going to take you 6 months to complete. I’m not saying those courses are bad; I’m taking a different approach to focus on just the basics.

At the end of this course, and this is important, you will have a strong foundation in Python basics. You will be able to build on that foundation with confidence.

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This course was created independently by Edouard Renard and is distributed by Manning through our exclusive liveVideo platform.


No prior experience required. Course starts from the basics.

what you will learn

  • Master Python basics
  • Learn Python with Python 3
  • Install Python 3 on Windows, Linux, and MacOS
  • Run Python instructions in the Python shell
  • Install and use a Python IDE (PyCharm)
  • Understand variables, data types, lists, functions, conditions, loops, and so on
  • Get user input with Python
  • Read files with Python
  • Use a built-in Python module in your code
  • Create your own Python module to use in other files
  • Start a Python program from the terminal (Windows, Linux, MacOS)
  • Discover Python OOP (object oriented programming)
  • Inheritance and composition (OOP)

about the instructor

Edouard Renard is a software engineer, entrepreneur, and robotics teacher. He enjoys teaching new technologies to people and makes complex stuff easy to understand. His method is simple and contains only three words—step by step.

He knows how hard it can be to learn a new topic and to be lost in an ocean of information without knowing what to do. In his courses, he makes sure that his students learn one step at a time through practicing and that students also learn the best practices.

Edouard is passionate about robotics. He cofounded a robotics startup in 2016, building a complete robotic arm from scratch with Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Ubuntu, and ROS. He likes building cool new robotics projects in his free time. 

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