The first thing you'll notice when you kick off Michael's course is that there's no fluff and that's why I absolutely love it. After the initial set up of the environment, he drops you straight into PEP8 recommended styling.
There is no lecturing, there's just code and it's amazing. Every single concept is backed up by real and "live" examples. Michael even leaves certain, relatable mistakes in the course just to demonstrate how easy it is to make them.
The things I really liked: 1. Great practical examples. 2. High quality videos, content (code snippets available on github) & instructor is extremely knowledgeable. 3. Topics covered & explanation of core concepts in separate videos 4. Free Office Hours A++++
The course is well organized, easy to follow, and full of practical real life examples. I very much recommend this course especially to Python beginners, since this will possibly save a lot of time when getting started with the language and its ecosystem. There’s something new to learn for more seasoned Python developers, too.
When I first learned how to interface Python with the multitude of web services and data sources on the internet, a whole new world of automation opened up for me.
Python is a fantastic language to connect different services and to process data from all kinds of sources. But trying to find good tutorials on how to work with these services and their variety of data formats had me smacking my head against the table... That is until I found "Consuming HTTP Services in Python".
What I love about Michael's course is that it covers the whole spectrum-from web scraping with BeautifulSoup to parsing JSON from well-structured RESTful APIs.
So whether you're dealing with plain binary data, JSON or XML encoded responses, or even SOAP services, the course always has your back.
"Consuming HTTP Services in Python" is organized well and easy to follow along. Michael's delivery as an instructor clear and to the point. The editing work is excellent. As a result I can highly recommend this course for anyone wanting to learn more about interfacing with data sources on the web using Python