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Python: Introduction to SQLAlchemy

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Lab description

Learn how to interact with relational databases in Python with SQLAlchemy.

The need to interact with SQL databases using Python is relatively common across multiple industries. SQLAlchemy is a module designed to provide better developer ergonomics for database access and interactions.

Learning Objectives

Explore the SQLAlchemy APIs: core and ORM.

At the end of this lab you'll be familiar with:

  • The core API
  • The ORM API
  • Mapped classes / objects
  • ORM Relationships

Prerequisites:

  • Proficient with the Python runtime
  • Proficient with the Python language syntax
  • Familiar with relational databases
  • Familiar with SQL syntax
  • Familiar with the Python DBAPI v2.0

Target Audience

  • Python Developers

Updates

August 23rd, 2023 - Updated docker image to run lab_init.sh

April 19th, 2023 - Updated theia to enable autosave

November 30th, 2022 - Added a solutions step

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ORM API
Mapped Classes / Objects
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