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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 9. Modular Programming as a Foundation for Good Programming Technique

We have come a long way in this book. From learning how modules and packages work in Python, and how to use them to better organize your code, we have discovered many of the common practices used to apply modular patterns to solve a range of programming problems. We have seen how modular programming allows us to deal with changing requirements in a real-world system in the best possible way, and learned what makes a module or package a suitable candidate for reuse in new projects. We have seen many of the more advanced techniques for working with modules and packages in Python, as well as ways of avoiding the pitfalls that you may encounter along the way.

Finally, we looked at ways of testing your code, how to use a source code management system to keep track of the changes you make to your code over time, and how to submit your module or package to the Python Package Index (PyPI) so that others can find and use...