☑ Gain hands-on experience locating, running, writing and reading information from cooperating external programs.
☑ Discover how to write programs that can you can use start and / or automate programs.
☑ Learn how to both send and receive information to external programs using cross-platform standard input, as well as output streams.
☑ Learn how to interface with the Python interpreter to run dynamically-created commands, as well as stand-alone scripts.
☑ … and more!
Once we have learned any programming language, the next task is to become familiar with the most common activities required to get our jobs done.
In these lessons, we will draw upon our experience with Python 3 in order to learn how to re-use the work of others developers, no matter which programming language they use. By leveraging the inter-process communication abilities common between all modern operating systems, we will discover the common denominator required for inter-program cooperation. Not only are these techniques universally available, but also required to speed-up cPython – the most used version of Python – by circumventing the Global Interpreter Lock (GIL.)
From passing startup-parameters to “piping” data in and out of other applications, as well as learning how to start, stop, and share data between both custom & popular applications, professionals interested in discovering cross-platform software automation and testing techniques will find these lessons truly valuable.