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Have your Python skills have hit a plateau? Come learn from Python core developer and consultant Raymond Hettinger about how to move up to the next level. In this tutorial we focus on what you need to know to say that you’re truly mastering the language.
In Python 3, you can no longer ignore encoding issues that were glossed over in Python 2. Take one hour to develop a solid foundation in Unicode, how it is transformed in and out of various encodings, and how to exchange data with the outside world (internet, email, disk storage, operating systems, and web-servers):
Spend another hour to get a solid footing with Python’s more advanced features:
Abstract base classes represent a new alternative to duck typing. Learning about them can deepen and unify your knowledge of the language:
Raymond Hettinger is long-standing core developer for the Python Language and has created many of its features including itertools and sets. He is a board member for the Python Software Foundation and editor of an upcoming Python community book.
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