Video Course PIP and virtualenv

by Greg Aker


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Improve your local Python development by creating virtual environments with Virtualenv and with simple package installation and management using PIP. In this 17 minute video, Greg Aker shows you how to put both together to easily create reusable Python development environments.

PIP is a tool used to install Python packages and it is a replacement for Easy Install. In additional to allowing you to install packages from the Python Package Index, it also allows you to install packages from public and private git, subversion and mercurial repositories. PIP makes is simple to manage Python packages.

Virtualenv allows you to create virtual environments so you can protect your global Python installation while still having environments set up specifically for the application or project you’re working on. Install packages and configure the environment as you wish and it will be sandboxed and not affect your global Python installation.

In this 17 minute video, Greg Aker shows you how to use both to create a flexible Python development environment.


Greg Aker

About Greg Aker

Greg is Chief Code Thrasher at nGen Works and a Senior Systems Administrator at EngineHosting. A Python and PHP developer, Greg is a former core contributor to ExpressionEngine and CodeIgniter. He blogs about nerdy things at gregaker.net and tweets about nerdy things and KU Basketball at @gaker.

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What is the difficulty level?

This video assumes you are comfortable on the command line and have some familiarity with Python development.

How long is the training video?

This video is 17 minutes of Python awesomeness.

Is there DRM with this video?

Not a chance! This video is DRM free and you get to download a copy that you can use on any of your devices. We do ask that you don't share the video with friends or co-workers. A lot of work goes into each video and I want the authors to get paid for their hard work.

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