Python Programming - Working with Functions and Handling Errors - Revised
Learn to work with functions and handle errors in Python programming with this back end programming languages course.
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A function is a method or reusable section of code that you can call when you need to perform a task, without having to rewrite the code again and again. This course will teach you how to identify a function and locate where you have used them before. You will learn how to create a function by using the def keyword, give the function a name, and write code in the body of the function. You will also learn the use of parameters in creating functions.
You will then study the use of a try/except function. The course will teach you the ways of testing your code for errors and how to get information on any errors you find. The course will then teach you that runtime errors occur when the code works but something out of the ordinary crashes the code. You will also learn that you can use the sys.exc_info() to find errors when you need.
Python is a back end programming language that is easy to learn and has a simple syntax. This makes it a great first language for aspiring back end developers. Before taking this Python Programming - Working with Functions and Handling Errors course, you need to have completed the course 'Programming Concepts with Python', 'Working with Numbers, Dates and Time', 'Working with Complex Decisions and Events', and 'Working with Lists and Files'. But if you have covered these courses already, check out this course now and complete your learning journey!
Introduction to Functions
Introduction to Functions - Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Functions - Lesson Summary
Handling Errors - Learning Outcomes
Try and Except
Getting Error Information
Handling Errors - Lesson Summary
Having completed this course you will be able to:
- Identify a function and where you use them.
- Describe the process of creating a function.
- Discuss the use of parameters in creating functions.
- Explain the use of a try/ except function.
- Discuss ways of testing code for errors.
- Describe how to get information about an error that occurred.
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