FIT-ISJAcad. year: 2019/2020
Basic concepts: scripts and scripting, scripting versus programming, an overview of scripting languages, macro languages, scriptable objects and components are, basics of Python, Unix system hacking, object-oriented programming in scripting languages, concurrency and parallelism.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Students will get acquainted with modern scripting languages, having successfully completed the course, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the nature of scripting and the role of scripting languages, the syntax and semantics of Python, write simple scripts to automate system administration tasks using appropriate languages and rapidly develop simple applications using appropriate tools.
The students will learn to solve problems in Python through regular projects. They will also improve their programming skills and their knowledge of modern development tools.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Harms, D., Macdonald, K.: Začínáme programovat v jazyce Python. Computer Press, ISBN 80-7226-799-X.
Lutz, M., Ascher, D.: Naučte se Python - Pohotová příručka. Grada, 2003, ISBN 80-247-0367-X.
Driscoll, M: Python 201: Intermediate Python. Amazon Digital Services LLC, ASIN: B01LMUAYSO, 2016.
Beazley, D.M.: Python - Podrobná referenční příručka pro programovací jazyk Python. Neocortex.
Abelson, H.: Structure and interpretation of computer programs, Cambridge. MIT Press, 2002.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
- Mid-term test - up to 9 points.
- Individual project - up to 40 points.
- Getting at least 20 points from projects
Language of instruction
To examine the topic of scripting languages and their applications. To understand the complementarity of the class of languages to systems languages, their strengths and weaknesses. To conceive basics of regular expressions, using appropriate data structures and approaches primarily in Python (and partially Ruby and others).
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
The evaluation includes a mid-term test and an individual project. The mid-term test does not have a correction option.
The minimal total score of 17 points gained out of the project assignments and the mid-term test, with the minimum score for the project is 13 points.
Type of course unit
26 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer
- Introduction, a brief history of scripting languages, pros and cons, comparison of languages
- Regular expressions and their support in scripting languages
- Simple scripting for OS Unix, automating system administration
- Names in Python, basic data structures and their implementation
- Dictionary (hash structure) and its implementation in Python
- Functions and their arguments, modules, exception handling
- Object-oriented programming in scripting languages
- Advanced concepts of object-oriented programming in Python, multiple inheritance and method resolution order
- Ruby basics through comparison with Python
- Function and class decorators
- Iteration protocol and iterables
- Generators and their use in functions
- Concurrency and parallelism
26 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
- Projects consist of general problems to be solved, mostly by writing medium-sized scripts in Python. Electronic submission of assignments are required using IS FIT.