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About the Course

This course will show how one can treat the Internet as a source of data. We will scrape, parse, and read web data as well as access data using web APIs. We will work with HTML, XML, and JSON data formats in Python. This course will cover Chapters 11-13 of the textbook “Python for Everybody”. To succeed in this course, you should be familiar with the material covered in Chapters 1-10 of the textbook and the first two courses in this specialization. These topics include variables and expressions, conditional execution (loops, branching, and try/except), functions, Python data structures (strings, lists, dictionaries, and tuples), and manipulating files. This course covers Python 3....
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Jun 18, 2020

This course was really interesting and did a good job introducing complicated topics in usefully simplified form. It was a pleasure to listen to the instructor and I got everything I wanted out of it.


Jun 6, 2019

Getting a bit more challenging than the earlier courses in the specialization. The exercises require more struggle, but all the information is there. Another step along the way. Thank you, Dr. Chuck!

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By Daniele G

Jan 19, 2019

Hello, the course was great but the final grade test (working with json api) need to be update. The Test Data / Sample Execution show a different place_id than what we really get running the program.

By Michael L

Jun 17, 2017

Excellent course with in depth explanations. It is well structured. It learn to access Web Data from very basics to optimum level. It help me to understand details of using Python to Access Web Data.

By Shane M

Dec 6, 2020

May be a little tricky for people without much coding background, however for those with a little bit of coding, this is a great way to get exposure to python and network / net data types in one go.

By Karthikeyan G

Dec 7, 2017

Yet again a great course from Dr.Chuck.

Only suggestion I have is the disclaimer that kind of put me off i.e. only Python 2.x support would be given:)

We would love to have support for Python 3 too:)

By Abhimanyu J

Sep 8, 2017

Awesome course , A great mentor , easy to learn fun to use.

i really really appreciate the efforts put in by Charles. thanks a lot for this course and i would sure look up for more classes on python.

By Josue C T

Aug 20, 2020

This course, for me, was one of the best that I took until now. It helped me a lot and I learned a lot about Python. I am so curious to learn more about Python. Take this course and take advantage!

By Jeniffer G O M

Jun 15, 2020

It was awesome and I learnt so many new things that I just thought that I would never be able to learn. I am really gratefull with Dr. Chuck for his great explanations and the materials he provides

By JieZhang

Feb 10, 2020

This course is obviously more difficult to understand than before. In some places I didn't figure it out, the TA didn't answer my questions, and I don't know why. But overall it was a great course!

By Susana E P

Oct 8, 2019

Very interesting course. Helped me solidify my understanding of SOA and APIs. I impressed my colleagues at an IT company for my understanding of these concepts. As an HR professional, this is gold.

By Chris P

Nov 26, 2017

Assignments really difficult but helps you learn. Discussion forums help a lot as well. The TA's hold the line very well of dangling the carrot of where to proceed but not giving outright answers

By Carlos C

Jul 15, 2020

Regular expressions, JSON, XML, Web scrapping, API. Didn't know what any of these meant before but with this course i understand what they are and how to use them to get information from the web.

By Meghna S

May 31, 2020

got to learn a lot of new stuff that i wouldn't have been able to otherwise. Thanks, Dr.Chuck! You're an amazing teacher and i hope you keep continuing imparting your knowledge in numerous ways :)

By Dvij J

May 16, 2020

This really helped me learning how to use python for exploring web and how service-oriented approach works and it has laid the foundation for learning more about these things for me in the future.

By Hany A

Jun 14, 2019

Excellent course, Dr Chuck is amazing in delivering the content of this course in a very unique manner, a great deal of practice and examples and sample code to help students throughout the course

By Dr S K

Nov 29, 2018

Dr Severance is one of the best teachers I have ever had. The delivery of the course is flawless, the learning materials very thorough and well put together. Very highly recommended set of courses

By rahul k

May 31, 2018

This course really helped me in learning how the network and api work. Many things happen in the background which we are not aware of. To understand those things one should really try this course.

By xiling z

Jan 8, 2017

Very nice intro class to learn how to access web data. Even though the assignment is a little bit easy, i still get a lot of fun exploring the skills i studied to access some websites as exercises

By Weiling W

Jun 26, 2016

Thanks for presenting the comprehensive introduction on not only python but the knowledge of the internet structure. And the plus interviewing videos with internet pioneers are really interesting.

By Thiago A

Jan 6, 2016

Sensacional! Ótimo curso, o professor é muito carismático e possui uma boa didática. Além disso, o curso estimula que o estudante desenvolva por si mesmo as habilidades ensinadas. Recomendo muito.

By md. s i T

Sep 21, 2021

I was a novice in programming. When started, even I had to struggle to understand what the text editor is . This course helps me to know the path to start the learning. Thank you Dear instructor.

By Angela i V U

Aug 2, 2020

It has been three fantastic courses, I wrote my first own code for checking .xml documents of my work, and I'm so proud.

This is a very helpful tool to get engaged in programming with baby steps.

By Bryant V

Apr 22, 2020

This is a great course to build upon a python foundation. The material is covered in a way that is easy to understand and remember. I would recommend this class to anyone interested in the topic!

By Luke D

Apr 2, 2020

Dr. Chuck is an exceptional instructor. His lucid, logical manner of presenting the information demystifies the code and really brings the power of creating things and manipulating data to life.

By Kundan M

Feb 25, 2017

This is the most friendly course i have ever had. The course is very useful for beginners with no background in programming and those who want to understand the behind the scenes part of the WWW.

By Gilson M d S

Feb 19, 2017

Gostei muito do curso, utilizei o tradutor do google para traduzir o material e para poder acompanhar os vídeos, o professor é excelente, acompanhar suas aulas aumenta nossa fome de conhecimento.