Using sleep() to Code a Python Uptime Bot

Have you ever needed to make your Python program wait for something? You might use a Python sleep() call to simulate a delay in your program. Perhaps you need to wait for a file to upload or download, or for a graphic to load or be drawn to the screen. You might even need to pause between calls to a web API, or between queries to a database. Adding Python sleep() calls to your program can help in each of these cases, and many more!

In this course, you’ll learn:

  • The basics of time.sleep()
  • How you can use timeit to measure your code’s execution time
  • How to use time.sleep() to build an uptime bot

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Martin likes automation, goofy jokes, and snakes, all of which fit into the Python community. He enjoys learning and exploring and is up for talking about it, too. He writes and records content for Real Python and CodingNomads.

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