Learn about essential tooling specifically tailored for Python enthusiasts. Starting with the basics, you’ll navigate and manage files seamlessly using the command line, turning tasks that once seemed tedious into second nature. You’ll then explore virtual environments and environment variables, ensuring that your Python projects remain isolated and customizable.
Transitioning into the importance of version control, you’ll harness Git’s power to track your code changes, work collaboratively with peers, and maintain a systematic history of your projects. Lastly, understanding that the right workspace can make all the difference, you’ll evaluate and set up an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that complements your Python development needs.
Best of all, you’ll learn by doing — tackling hands-on exercises and getting feedback directly in the browser. Concluding the course, you’ll have the confidence and skills to tackle Python projects with an enhanced and efficient toolset.
- Navigating and managing files using the command line
- Implementing virtual environments and managing environment variables
- Utilizing Git for effective version control
- Evaluating and setting up an Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
Tooling Essentials for Python Users [5 lessons]
- Explain the importance of command-line proficiency
- Navigate directories using the command-line interface
- Create, copy, move, rename, and delete files and directories
- Execute common command-line commands
- Manage file content by displaying, creating, and appending text files
- Use wildcards and redirection operators to manipulate command-line output
- Search for files and content within files using powerful search utilities
- Modify file permissions and ownership to control access and execute privileges
- Create and execute a Python script from the command line
- Understand the concept and significance of virtual environments in Python development
- Create, activate, deactivate, and delete a Python virtual environment using the command line
- Understand the principle of environment variables and their importance in web development
- Set and use environment variables in the command line
- Handle common issues and troubleshooting with virtual environments and environment variables
- Comprehend the fundamental principles and advantages of using Git as a version control system
- Demonstrate the ability to install, configure, and initialize a Git repository using the command line
- Apply basic Git commands for staging, committing changes, and viewing commit histories
- Differentiate between Git branches, and practice creating, switching, merging, and deleting branches
- Manage remote repositories by adding, fetching, pulling, and pushing changes, and adeptly resolve merge conflicts when they arise
- Identify the importance and role of Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) in Python development
- Explain the unique features and benefits of using VS Code and PyCharm for Python development
- Install and configure Python and a chosen IDE on the local machine to set up a development environment
- Create, run, and debug a simple Python script within the chosen IDE, applying concepts of variables and loops
Projects in this course
Project: Selecting and Installing an Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
In this lesson, you’ll learn about Integrated Development Environments (IDEs), with a special focus on tools essential for Python developers. You’ll explore popular IDEs like VS Code and PyCharm, understanding their unique features and how to choose the appropriate IDE for your specific requirements. You’ll also gain practical experience installing and configuring your chosen IDE and Python on your local machine, setting the stage for productive coding sessions. Moreover, you’ll create and run a Python script, introducing you to the fundamentals of Python coding within an IDE.
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