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Introduction to Programming with Python II

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Continue to advance your skills as a beginning programmer! Python is one of the most versatile and widely used programming languages. In this second-level course, you will build on your understanding of fundamental Python and learn some more advanced skills, including how to work with files on your computer's disk and how to use Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) to create classes, objects, and methods.

Continue to advance your skills as a beginning programmer! Python is one of the most versatile and widely used programming languages. In this second-level course, you will build on your understanding of fundamental Python and learn some more advanced skills, including how to work with files on your computer's disk and how to use Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) to create classes, objects, and methods.

Beginner

4 weeks

Real-world Projects

Completion Certificate

Last Updated April 1, 2024

Skills you'll learn:
Object-oriented Python • Python data structures • Text processing in Python • Python classes
Prerequisites:
Basic Python

Course Lessons

Lesson 1

Introduction

In this lesson, we'll introduce you to your instructors, give you an overview of what you'll be learning, and provide a review you can use to check your pre-existing Python skills.

Lesson 2

Working with files

Learn to work with files on your disk using Python code: listing files in a directory, moving files around, and reading & writing the contents of text files.

Lesson 3

Web APIs

Learn to interact with Web APIs using the requests module, manipulate JSON, and use dictionaries.

Lesson 4

Objects and Classes

Learn to create new kinds of data object using classes, including creating your own methods.

Lesson 5 • Project

Rock Paper Scissors

Apply your Python and Object-Oriented Programming knowledge to create a game of Rock Paper Scissors where a human can play against a computer player!

Taught By The Best

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Karl Krueger

Command Line Instructor

Before joining Udacity, Karl was a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) at Google for eight years, building automation and monitoring to keep the world's busiest web services online.

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Kelly Howard

Instructor

Kelly was previously a Product Manager at Brainjolt and a Learning Experience Designer at Pathstream. She is currently a Marketing Automation Manager where she leads automation, analytics, and systems design for Pathstream's B2C business.

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Abe Feinberg

Content Developer

Abe is a Content Developer at Udacity and previously taught university courses in psychology and computer science. He loves both learning and teaching, and has a particular passion for breaking down difficult concepts and making them easier to master.

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