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Get started with Temporal and Python

Temporal Python SDK

Take your first steps into building apps with Temporal and Python by setting up your development environment, exploring how Temporal Applications work, and diving into the documentation.

Set up a local development environment for Temporal and Python

Estimated time: ⏱️ ~5 minutes

Make sure you have everything you need to start working with Temporal on your local machine.

Run your first Temporal application with the Python SDK

Estimated time: ⏱️ ~10 minutes

Run a Temporal Application using the Temporal Python SDK.

Build a Temporal App from Scratch in Python

Estimated time: ⏱️ ~20 minutes

Write a program from the ground up with tests.

Run Workers with Temporal Cloud

Estimated time: ⏱️ ~10 minutes

Update your Worker code to connect to Temporal Cloud and run your Workflows.

Take Temporal 101 with Python

Estimated time: ⏱️ ~2 hours, self-paced.

In this course, you will explore the basic building blocks of Temporal: Workflows and Activities. You’ll use these building blocks along with Temporal's Python SDK to develop a small application that communicates with an external service. You'll see how Temporal helps you recover from failures and explore Temporal's execution model and event history. You'll use the Temporal Web UI and Temporal’s command-line tools to explore and interact with your Workflows, and you'll use what you've learned to add new features to your existing Workflow.

Take Temporal 102 with Python

Estimated time: ⏱️ ~4 hours, self-paced.

In this course, you'll go beyond the basics of Temporal application development, acquiring skills that will help you on your journey to production deployment. Along the way, you'll encounter several common problems faced by Temporal developers, find out why they occur, and more importantly, how to identify and solve them, as well as how to avoid them in the future. By emphasizing key concepts and best practices, you'll gain a deeper understanding of how Temporal works and how to use it effectively.

Review documentation and other resources

Once you're familiar with the basics, you may want to explore the documentation and code examples.