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Python Object-Oriented Programming - Fourth Edition

By : Steven F. Lott, Dusty Phillips
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Book Image

Python Object-Oriented Programming - Fourth Edition

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By: Steven F. Lott, 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. Python Object-Oriented Programming, Fourth Edition dives deep into the various aspects of OOP, Python as an OOP language, common and advanced design patterns, and hands-on data manipulation and testing of more complex OOP systems. These concepts are consolidated by open-ended exercises, as well as a real-world case study at the end of every chapter, newly written for this edition. All example code is now compatible with Python 3.9+ syntax and has been updated with type hints for ease of learning. Steven and Dusty provide a comprehensive, illustrative tour of important OOP concepts, such as inheritance, composition, and polymorphism, and explain how they work together with Python’s classes and data structures to facilitate good design. In addition, the book also features an in-depth look at Python’s exception handling and how functional programming intersects with OOP. Two very powerful automated testing systems, unittest and pytest, are introduced. The final chapter provides a detailed discussion of Python's concurrent programming ecosystem. By the end of the book, you will have a thorough understanding of how to think about and apply object-oriented principles using Python syntax and be able to confidently create robust and reliable programs.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
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4+1 Views technique 21


absolute imports 60

abstract base class 212

creating 207, 208, 209, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224

abstract base classes

exploring 224, 225, 226

abstract classes 212

Abstract Factories

in Python 552, 553

Abstract Factory pattern 545, 546

example 547, 548, 549, 550, 551, 552

in UML 546

abstraction 12

Abstract Syntax Trees (ASTs) 398

access control 68

actions 9

Adapter pattern 522, 523

example 523, 524, 525, 526, 527

in UML 522

advanced design patterns

Abstract Factory pattern 545, 546

Adapter pattern 522, 523

case study 567, 568, 569

Composite pattern 553, 554, 555

Façade pattern 527, 528

Flyweight pattern 532, 533, 534

Template pattern 561

aggregation 15, 27

application, issues

testing and development 612


adding, to method 48

unpacking 326, 327

assert statement 49

AsyncIO 650, 651