In a previous article, I discussed resources that I recommend for beginners. In this post, I’ll cover a few intermediate Python books and websites. Python 201 by Michael Driscoll The first book in the list is Python 201 by Michael Driscoll. This is the book to read if you already know the basics of Python…… Continue reading Recommended resources for intermediate developers
Command-line or console applications are programs that are designed to be used via a text only interface such as the terminal. Command-line programs accept instructions or commands from their users in the form of flags or switches. Popular command-line applications include: git – A version control system Vim – A text editor and Grep -…… Continue reading Python command line interfaces: An overview of argparse.
Python is a popular, easy to learn programming language that is great option for beginners. There are a ton of good resources available online to get you started in learning Python programming. Because of this, It can be difficult for someone new to Python to know where to start or what books or courses to…… Continue reading Top 8 resources for Python beginners
According to the Python documentation, the enumerate function is a built in function that returns an enumerate object. Another popular article on the subject describes it as a function that allows you to “generate iterator element along with index”. I find these two definitions unclear. Here’s an explanation that makes more sense: the enumerate function…… Continue reading An overview of the enumerate() function
Exception Handling There are at least two types of errors in the Python programming language: Syntax errors and Exceptions. Syntax Errors Syntax errors are sometimes referred to as parsing errors. These are fatal errors that occur when the code cannot be executed because of incorrect arguments passed to a function, typing or spelling error or…… Continue reading Exception handling in Python
Getting started with sqlite in Python SQLite is a lightweight disk-based relational database engine that does not require a separate server process. It allows you to access databases using the SQL language. A relational database is a collection of data organised and formally described in tables that consist of rows and columns. A simple analogy…… Continue reading Getting started with SQLite in Python
PyCon Zim 2017 I had the priviledge of attending PyCon Zimbabwe two weeks ago. This was my very first language conference. PyCon is a conference for the Python programming community. In Zimbabwe, it was held from the 23rd to the 26th of August 2017. This year’s PyCon was the second one in Zimbabwe and its…… Continue reading PyCon Zimbabwe 2017