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This training lesson provides you with a deep dive into how to use metaprogramming to dynamically alter the behavior of Python scripts at runtime, using techniques such as monkey patching.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what metaprogramming is and what it can be used for
  • Review how to access local and global variables by name
  • Know how to inspect the details of any object at runtime
  • Know how to manipulate the behavior of an object runtime through the use of monkey patching
  • And finally, understand how to create and use decorators for classes and functions

Prerequisites

  • A basic understanding of the Python programming language
  • A basic understanding of software development
  • A basic understanding of the software development life cycle

Intended Audience

  • Software developers interested in learning how to write Python code in a Pythonic way
  • Python junior-level developers interested in advancing their Python skills 
  • Anyone with an interest in Python and how to use Python to write concise and elegant scripts for general purpose tasks
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Jeremy is a Content Lead Architect and DevOps SME here at Cloud Academy where he specializes in developing DevOps technical training documentation.

He has a strong background in software engineering, and has been coding with various languages, frameworks, and systems for the past 25+ years. In recent times, Jeremy has been focused on DevOps, Cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP), Security, Kubernetes, and Machine Learning.

Jeremy holds professional certifications for AWS, Azure, GCP, Terraform, Kubernetes (CKA, CKAD, CKS).

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