Introduction

box Although Python is an easy to learn and powerful programming language as it is known in common parlance, there is nevertheless need of a good introduction and tutorial on the Python language.

Why yet another documentation and tutorial on Python? Aren't there enough websites with tutorials and books dealing with Python? Isn't there already everything said about this great programming language?

These were the questions which came to our mind, when we started this website in June 2010. Yes, there are lots of tutorials and introductions, but we wanted to present a different approach, with other - more interesting - examples, better explanatory diagrams and so on. We had a lot to build on, above all the longstanding experience of Bernd Klein as a computer scientist and Python lecturer. Actually, this online course is based on the material from the classroom training courses of Bodenseo and his book on Python.

Online Course

You will find a complete introduction into Python in our online tutorial:

Further Topics



Our next Training Courses


Our next open Python classes with Bernd Klein, the author of this website:

Amsterdam:


Python Course: Level II:
    23rd of Oct - 27th of Oct , 2017
Python Intensive Course:
    21st of Aug - 25th of Aug , 2017

Berlin:


Django Python Web Application Framework Course:
    24th of Aug - 28th of Aug , 2017
Python Text Processing and Computer Linguistics Course:
    19th of Sep - 23rd of Sep , 2016
Python Course: Level III:
    12nd of Jun - 16th of Jun , 2017
Python Intensive Course:
    4th of Dec - 8th of Dec , 2017

Hamburg:


Python Intensive Course:
    24th of Aug - 28th of Aug , 2017
    4th of Dec - 8th of Dec , 2017

Lake Constance / Zurich:


Python Course: Extending and Embedding:
    11st of Dec - 15th of Dec , 2017
Python Text Processing and Computer Linguistics Course:
    17th of Jul - 21st of Jul , 2017
Python Course: Level III:
    20th of Mar - 24th of Mar , 2017
Python Intensive Course:
    26th of Jun - 30th of Jun , 2017
    9th of Oct - 13rd of Oct , 2017

London:


Python Text Processing and Computer Linguistics Course:
    16th of Oct - 20th of Oct , 2017
Python Intensive Course:
    14th of Aug - 18th of Aug , 2017

Luxembourg / Brussels:


Django Python Web Application Framework Course:
    15th of May - 19th of May , 2017
Python Course: Extending and Embedding:
    28th of Aug - 1st of Sep , 2017
Python Intensive Course:
    28th of Nov - 2nd of Dec , 2016
    17th of Jul - 21st of Jul , 2017

Munich / München:


Django Python Web Application Framework Course:
    8th of May - 12nd of May , 2017
Python Intensive Course:
    21st of Aug - 25th of Aug , 2017

Paris:


Python Text Processing and Computer Linguistics Course:
    6th of Nov - 10th of Nov , 2017
Python Course: Level II:
    18th of Sep - 22nd of Sep , 2017

Toronto:


Python Intensive Course:
    14th of Aug - 18th of Aug , 2017
    16th of Oct - 20th of Oct , 2017

Vienna / Wien:


Python Intensive Course:
    16th of Oct - 20th of Oct , 2017
Python Course: Level II:
    28th of Aug - 1st of Sep , 2017






A Course is not a Course

The question is ambiguous. First we want to explain, why this website is called "A Python Course". This website is seen all over the world and the expression "course" has varying meanings in the English speaking world. Both in the United States and Canada, a course is a teaching unit, which might last e.g. one academic term. The students normally get a grade or some academic credit for attending the course, usually after having passed an exam.

In the United Kingdom and Australia the term "course" usually defines the complete programme of studies required to complete a major or a study path leading to a university degree. The word "unit" is used in the UK to refer to an academic course in the North American sense.

On the one hand, we had the US and Canadian sense in mind: Our Python is one teaching unit and when you have successfully passed it, you are capable of programming in Python. On the other hand, we had the original meaning of the word in mind: A "course of instruction" as it might be used in book titles like "A Course in Programming Python".