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Python 3 Object Oriented Programming

By : Dusty Phillips
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Python 3 Object Oriented Programming

By: Dusty Phillips

Overview of this book

Object Oriented Programming is a very important aspect of modern programming languages. The basic principles of Object Oriented Programming are relatively easy to learn. Putting them together into working designs can be challenging.This book makes programming more of a pleasure than a chore using powerful Python 3 object-oriented features of Python 3. It clearly demonstrates the core OOP principles and how to correctly implement OOP in Python. Object Oriented Programming ranks high in importance among the many models Python supports. Yet, many programmers never bother learning the powerful features that make this language object oriented.The book teaches when and how OOP should be correctly applied. It emphasizes not only the simple syntax of OOP in Python, but also how to combine these objects into well-designed software.This book will introduce you to the terminology of the object-oriented paradigm, focusing on object-oriented design with step-by-step examples. It will take you from simple inheritance, one of the most useful tools in the object-oriented programmer's toolbox, all the way through to cooperative inheritance, one of the most complicated. You will be able to raise, handle, define, and manipulate exceptions.You will be able to integrate the object-oriented and the not-so-object-oriented aspects of Python. You will also be able to create maintainable applications by studying higher level design patterns. You'll learn 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 will be introduced to you. You'll understand the joy of unit testing and just how easy they are to create. You'll even study higher level libraries such as database connectors and GUI toolkits and how they apply object-oriented principles.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Python 3 Object Oriented Programming
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We covered a wide variety of material in this chapter, but we didn't cover anything in a lot of detail. These exercises, then, will be all about extra reading. All of the tools we discussed in this chapter have terrific documentation on their websites, including tutorials, API references, and specific examples. If any of the topics we discussed are of special interest to you, review the documentation for those libraries. Try them out, see how far you can push them.

Acquire the knowledge you need to write a complicated GUI program, then write it. Do it in both TkInter and PyQt, and decide which toolkit you prefer. Find out what database backends SQLAlchemy currently supports under Python 3, as this number will grow quickly from the two available at the time of writing. Similarly, do research into available web frameworks, and see how they compare to CherryPy. Is Jinja the best tool for templating available? Try some other products and see what you think of them. Or if you have some...