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Learn Web Development with Python

By : Fabrizio Romano, Gaston C. Hillar, Arun Ravindran
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Learn Web Development with Python

By: Fabrizio Romano, Gaston C. Hillar, Arun Ravindran

Overview of this book

If you want to develop complete Python web apps with Django, this Learning Path is for you. It will walk you through Python programming techniques and guide you in implementing them when creating 4 professional Django projects, teaching you how to solve common problems and develop RESTful web services with Django and Python. You will learn how to build a blog application, a social image bookmarking website, an online shop, and an e-learning platform. Learn Web Development with Python will get you started with Python programming techniques, show you how to enhance your applications with AJAX, create RESTful APIs, and set up a production environment for your Django projects. Last but not least, you’ll learn the best practices for creating real-world applications. By the end of this Learning Path, you will have a full understanding of how Django works and how to use it to build web applications from scratch. This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products: • Learn Python Programming by Fabrizio Romano • Django RESTful Web Services by Gastón C. Hillar • Django Design Patterns and Best Practices by Arun Ravindran
Table of Contents (33 chapters)
Title Page
About Packt

Object-oriented programming (OOP)

It's been quite a long and hopefully nice journey and, by now, we should be ready to explore OOP. I'll use the definition from Kindler, E.; Krivy, I. (2011). Object-oriented simulation of systems with sophisticated control by International Journal of General Systems, and adapt it to Python:

Object-oriented programming (OOP) is a programming paradigm based on the concept of "objects", which are data structures that contain data, in the form of attributes, and code, in the form of functions known as methods. A distinguishing feature of objects is that an object's method can access and often modify the data attributes of the object with which they are associated (objects have a notion of "self"). In OO programming, computer programs are designed by making them out of objects that interact with one another.

Python has full support for this paradigm. Actually, as we have already said, everything in Python is an object, so this shows that OOP is not just supported...