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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
About the Author
About the Reviewer

Submitting to the Python Package Index

To submit your Python package to the Python Package Index, you first have to sign up for a free account at Click on the Register link in the box in the upper-right hand corner of the page:

You will need to choose a username and password, as well as supply an e-mail address. Remember the username and password you enter as you'll need it shortly. When you submit the form, you'll be sent an e-mail with a link which you need to click on to complete your registration.

There are two files you will need to add to your project before you can submit it to PyPI, a script, which is used to bundle and upload your package, and a LICENSE.txt file, which describes the license under which your package can be used. Let's add these two files now.

Create a file inside your test-package directory named, and enter the following into this file:

from distutils.core import setup