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Modular Programming with Python

By : Erik Westra
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Modular Programming with Python

By: Erik Westra

Overview of this book

Python has evolved over the years and has become the primary choice of developers in various fields. The purpose of this book is to help readers develop readable, reliable, and maintainable programs in Python. Starting with an introduction to the concept of modules and packages, this book shows how you can use these building blocks to organize a complex program into logical parts and make sure those parts are working correctly together. Using clearly written, real-world examples, this book demonstrates how you can use modular techniques to build better programs. A number of common modular programming patterns are covered, including divide-and-conquer, abstraction, encapsulation, wrappers and extensibility. You will also learn how to test your modules and packages, how to prepare your code for sharing with other people, and how to publish your modules and packages on GitHub and the Python Package Index so that other people can use them. Finally, you will learn how to use modular design techniques to be a more effective programmer.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Modular Programming with Python
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Chapter 8. Testing and Deploying Modules

In this chapter, we will delve further into the concept of sharing modules. Before you can share a module or package, you need to test it to ensure that it is working properly. You also need to prepare your code and know how to deploy it. To learn these things, we will cover the following topics:

  • See how unit tests can be used to ensure that your module or package is working properly

  • Learn how to prepare a module or package for publication

  • Find out how GitHub can be used to share your code with others

  • Examine the steps involved in submitting your code to the Python Package Index

  • Discover how to use pip to install and use packages written by other people