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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

To tie together some of the principles presented in this chapter, let's build a mailing list manager. The manager will keep track of email addresses categorized into named groups. When it's time to send a message, we can pick a group and send the message to all email addresses assigned to that group.

Now, before we start working on this project, we ought to have a safe way to test it, without sending emails to a bunch of real people. Luckily, Python has our back here; like the test HTTP server, it has a built-in Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) server that we can instruct to capture any messages we send without actually sending them. We can run the server with the following command:

$python -m smtpd -n -c DebuggingServer localhost:1025  

Running this command at command prompt will start an SMTP server running on port 1025 on the local machine. But we&apos...