5 best free websites to learn Python today
Programming is becoming more and more important across a variety of industries and sectors, as well as IT professionals. It is used across diverse fields from web and game development to machine learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI), scientific computing and academic research.
One of the most popular language is Python and amongst programming experts, it is known to be easy to learn as a first language and a valuable skill-set to have in any programmers stack given its diverse usage. With its versatility, it is a transferrable skillset that you can apply to a myriad of careers, and its importance will continue to persist in the next few years.
We sat down with Sathish Murugayah and Karminder Walia from Huxley Singapore who shared with us their insights on why Python is a skillset that hiring managers continuously look out for, as well as the roles that are in demand within the coding, development and software space.
What are the roles in demand that require Python?
Sathish shared with us that there is a real demand for full-stack developers and cloud architects and solutions architects. “There is a greater emphasis on cloud computing, as many firms are looking to tap onto cloud-based solutions both internally and with their own clients. Naturally, there is a growing demand to fill this need with competent and brilliant developers who are skilled with software development within a cloud platform and its ancillary functions.”
Karminder who covers the contract space highlighted that sectors like Web Development, require candidates to have Python development skills along with Django. “Data analytics will continue to grow in demand for talent and again, Python is used for data cleansing and analysis.”
More and more companies are discovering Python, so it can be of value for your CV. But, where do you start learning?
Below are top recognised sites that you can start picking up the ropes to become the next Python expert!
There are currently over 8000 free courses available on Udemy that will meet the needs of coding enthusiasts at all levels of experience. From the fundamentals and basics to advance applications of Python, you would be able to find a course that best-fits your capabilities and capacity at your own time and pace.
Universities such as Stanford, Leiden University, Erasmus but also Google, make their courses and teaching materials available. Bonus – everything on these websites are free of charge. You can also get certified in Python at a cost, but that is not mandatory. Courses will cover core data structures of the Python programming language. It will also cover basics of procedural programming and explore how rookies can use the Python built-in data structures such as lists, dictionaries, and tuples to perform increasingly complex data analysis.
Want to be a Python expert? Code Academy is the perfect site to start with. Clear and detailed explanations, and with this you lay the perfect foundation.
Udacity offers various nanodegrees and free courses in collaboration with the most innovative companies such as Facebook, Amazon, IBM and Google. If you want to give a Python boost to your career then this is your springboard by applying to the list of schools and course paths available on their website.
Tutsplus offers a huge amount of courses, including Python. Create a free account today and check out their list of tutorials, ‘How-To’ videos, as well as courses that can get you equipped with the right know-how within hours.
Are you looking for a new tech challenge?
While Python remains king in the development, cloud and IT space, other skills like .net core, C, C#, C++, Java, Angular.js will give you an added advantage too.
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