Python 3, Part 6 of 6: Modules, JSON, and Algorithms

with expert Jordan Hudgens

In this course, we will cover how you can leverage popular libraries and modules into your applications. This is a vital tool for any Python developer, as modules can save you a significant amount of time by providing powerful functionality that isn’t natively built into Python 3. We will also cover how you can integrate with third-party APIs to connect with other software in your own applications. Next, we will introduce and discuss the topic of metaprogramming in Python. Metaprogramming is an extremely powerful technique that can provide the developer with the ability to modify a program’s structure at runtime. Then we will discuss how Python interacts with XML and JSON objects. These are common constructs when dealing with any types of data in Python, and we will approach this topic with a three-headed approach: An initial look at the structure of XML and JSON, how to generate XML and JSON objects, and also how to parse XML and JSON feeds. To close this course, we will take a broader look at the implementation of complex algorithms.

Intermediate | 2h 25m | December 22, 2014

Web DevelopmentWeb FrameworksPython

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Jordan Hudgens

Jordan Hudgens has certifications for Ruby on Rails, Thinkful; Ruby on Rails,; Front End Development, Thinkful; and AngularJS, Thinkful. He is currently vice president of engineering for TRACKR in Midland, Texas and is working on his PhD in Computer Science from Texas Tech. In addition to Ruby, Jordan works with PHP, JavaScript, MySQL, Postgres, CSS3, C, C++, C#, Objective-C, and Python. He also works with the frameworks Rails (Ruby), Zend (PHP), and Django (Python), plus the libraries AngularJS, jQuery, and Backbone.js.

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