Considerations for Package Selections

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This content is designed to introduce new developers to managing third-party packages using the Python package index and a tool called Pip. This lesson is part of a series of content designed to help you learn to program with the Python programming language. 

Learning Objectives

  • The Python Package Index
  • The tool used to manage packages called pip
  • The tool used to create isolated Python environments named venv
  • Considerations to be made before installing a third-party package

Intended Audience

This lesson was designed for new developers wanting to learn Python. 

Prerequisites

  • That you’re familiar with the Python runtime
  • That you’re familiar with the Python language syntax
  • This lesson assumes that you’re not yet familiar with how to install and manage third-party Python software
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Ben Lambert is a software engineer and was previously the lead author for DevOps and Microsoft Azure training content at Cloud Academy. His courses and learning paths covered Cloud Ecosystem technologies such as DC/OS, configuration management tools, and containers. As a software engineer, Ben’s experience includes building highly available web and mobile apps. When he’s not building software, he’s hiking, camping, or creating video games.

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