Web Programming With Python
By Mike McMillan
Publisher: Infinite Skills
Final Release Date: April 2012
Run time: 4 hours 13 minutes

In this Python video training course, expert author and trainer Mike McMillan takes you through applying Python specifically to developing and using web services. Designed for the beginner that has some Python experience, this training video will increase your Python web programming skills.
This tutorial begins with a review of the Python programming language. You will quickly go through the data types, control statements and concepts of object oriented programming with Python. After the review, you jump feet first into topics such as database programming, FTP services, web client programming, web server programming, and XML programming with Python. You conclude this software training course with a chapter in installing and using the Django framework.
By the completion of this computer software training course for Python Web Programming, you will have an in-depth understanding of how to use Python with web services for dynamic website development. Working files are included to allow you to follow along with the training in this video tutorial.

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4.0

Excelent, But You're On Your Own

By Ken A Collins

from Hoboken, NJ

About Me 10 Years Experience, Developer

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  • Easy to understand
  • Excellent Topics Coverage
  • Helpful examples

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  • No Post-sales Support
  • Outdated Version

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Comments about oreilly Web Programming With Python:

I had a desperate need to quickly learn web form processing with Python and my purchase of the 1,600 page O'Reilly book "Learning Python 5th Edition" by Mark Lutz was useless -- I guess Lutz never heard of this thing called "The Internet". Fortunately, this course by Mike McMillan delivered, not only giving me the knowledge I needed to complete my side project, but also teaching me Python from the ground up and providing some exposure to database programming with SQLite and the web framework Django.

I knocked my rating down to 4 stars because I find it ludicrous that: A) McMillan could honestly think anyone learning Python for the first time would want to start with 2.7, a deprecated version when all 51 lessons can be accomplished with the current version 3.x which was available in Oct 2011 when he started putting these lessons together, and B) Infinite Skills provides no post-sales support.

These lessons are frozen in time, circa Oct 2011 (don't be fooled by April 2012 publication date). There is no post-sales support, no updates to help you complete the lessons with the current version of Python, which for me at the time of this writing is 3.4. Four hours of lessons took me four days to complete because a lot has changed in version 3 and I refused to look backward to 2.7 just to finish. I did get everything to work in 3.4 but it took a lot of online research.

Don't let my less than stellar rating dissuade you from buying this tutorial, the material is excellent (except I would have preferred a chapter on JSON instead of XML), just know that if you want to work with the most current 3.x version you have your work cut out for you and you better be an experienced programmer.

Below, if it is not removed from my review, is a URL to my notes from working through the lessons with Python 3.4 and Django 1.7.1. I hope they can be of help to others.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/51012877/Python_Web_Programming_Tutorial_Notes.txt

 
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Concise, well presented and enjoyable

By Uche

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    Comments about oreilly Web Programming With Python:

    As an introduction to what is possible within a very short amount of time with Python, this is a fantastic lecture series. After a quick but clear introduction to the basics of the Python language, what follows is a practical, executive summary of web programming with Python, using the tools that were outlined in the introduction. Perfect for beginners in the language. It is never boring, well paced and presents just enough to whet the appetite for further reading.

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