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Python 3 Object-Oriented Programming - Third Edition

By : Dusty Phillips
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Python 3 Object-Oriented Programming - Third Edition

By: Dusty Phillips

Overview of this book

Object-oriented programming (OOP) is a popular design paradigm in which data and behaviors are encapsulated in such a way that they can be manipulated together. This third edition of Python 3 Object-Oriented Programming fully explains classes, data encapsulation, and exceptions with an emphasis on when you can use each principle to develop well-designed software. Starting with a detailed analysis of object-oriented programming, you will use the Python programming language to clearly grasp key concepts from the object-oriented paradigm. You will learn how to create maintainable applications by studying higher level design patterns. The book will show you the complexities of string and file manipulation, and how Python distinguishes between binary and textual data. Not one, but two very powerful automated testing systems, unittest and pytest, will be introduced in this book. You'll get a comprehensive introduction to Python's concurrent programming ecosystem. By the end of the book, you will have thoroughly learned object-oriented principles using Python syntax and be able to create robust and reliable programs confidently.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)

Case study

Let's walk through test-driven development by writing a small, tested, cryptography application. Don't worry–you won't need to understand the mathematics behind complicated modern encryption algorithms such as AES or RSA. Instead, we'll be implementing a sixteenth-century algorithm known as the Vigenère cipher. The application simply needs to be able to encode and decode a message, given an encoding keyword, using this cipher.

If you want a deep dive into how the RSA algorithm works, I wrote one on my blog at

First, we need to understand how the cipher works if we apply it manually (without a computer). We start with a table like the following one:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 
B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A 
C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A B...