Programming Foundations with Python

I’m still on track to create a Python GUI interface for my Roastmaster report application but have sidetracked. To use any of the Python GUI modules it is important to be comfortable with classes and OOP (object-oriented programming). To help me out in that area, I started another Udacity course. This one is called Programming Foundations with Python which has a specific goal of introducing you to Python classes and OOP. This course is pretty easy and a lot of fun since you get introduced to some very fun and practical applications of Python. A fun project was creating a very small application you can use to send texts to phones. To do this you need to set up an account on Twilio. The very first thing you learn how to do is to display a web page. It’s great to be able to do these things right away on a higher level and not having to spend hours and hours with the details of programming first. I think this can give a beginner incentive to learn the language in-depth after being given a taste of what can easily be accomplished with the right publicly available modules.

Author: korkiley

Systems Administrator at University of Vermont (retired as of 7/1/2012) Married Favorite Activities: Condor Glider Online Competition, Developing web sites, making espresso, and keeping a blog

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