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Python: Master the Art of Design Patterns

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Learn
  • Discover what design patterns are and how to apply them to writing Python
  • Implement objects in Python by creating classes and defining methods
  • Separate related objects into a taxonomy of classes and describe the properties and behaviors of those objects via the class interface
  • Understand when to use object-oriented features, and more importantly when not to use them
  • Get to know proven solutions to common design issues
  • Explore the design principles that form the basis of software design, such as loose coupling, the Hollywood principle, and the Open Close principle, among others
  • Use Structural Design Patterns and find out how objects and classes interact to build larger applications
  • Improve the productivity and code base of your application using Python design patterns
  • Secure an interface using the Proxy pattern
About

Python is an object-oriented scripting language that is used in everything from data science to web development. Known for its simplicity, Python increases productivity and minimizes development time. Through applying essential software engineering design patterns to Python, Python code becomes even more efficient and reusable from project to project.

This learning path takes you through every traditional and advanced design pattern best applied to Python code, building your skills in writing exceptional Python. Divided into three distinct modules, you’ll go from foundational to advanced concepts by following a series of practical tutorials.

Start with the bedrock of Python programming – the object-oriented paradigm. Rethink the way you work with Python as you work through the Python data structures and object-oriented techniques essential to modern Python programming. Build your confidence as you learn Python syntax, and how to use OOP principles with Python tools such as Django and Kivy.

In the second module, run through the most common and most useful design patterns from a Python perspective. Progress through Singleton patterns, Factory patterns, Façade patterns and more all with detailed hands-on guidance. Enhance your professional abilities in in software architecture, design, and development.

In the final module, run through the more complex and less common design patterns, discovering how to apply them to Python coding with the help of real-world examples. Get to grips with the best practices of writing Python, as well as creating systems architecture and troubleshooting issues.

This Learning Path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products:

  • Python 3 Object-Oriented Programming - Second Edition by Dusty Phillips
  • Learning Python Design Patterns - Second Edition by Chetan Giridhar
  • Mastering Python Design Patterns by Sakis Kasampalis
Features
  • Learn all about abstract design patterns and how to implement them in Python 3
  • Understand the structural, creational, and behavioral Python design patterns
  • Get to know the context and application of design patterns to solve real-world problems in software architecture, design, and application development
  • Discover how to simplify Design Pattern implementation using the power of Python 3
Page Count 775
Course Length 23 hours 15 minutes
ISBN 9781787125186
Date Of Publication 29 Sep 2016

Authors

Dusty Phillips

Dusty Phillips is a Canadian software developer and author currently living in New Brunswick. He has been active in the open source community for two decades and has been programming in Python for nearly as long. He holds a master's degree in computer science and has worked for Facebook, the United Nations, and several start-ups. He's currently researching privacy-preserving technology at beanstalk.network.

Python 3 Object-Oriented Programming was his first book. He has also written Creating Apps in Kivy, and self-published Hacking Happy, a journey to mental wellness for the technically inclined. A work of fiction is coming as well, so stay tuned!

Sakis Kasampalis

Sakis Kasampalis is a software engineer living in the Netherlands. He is not dogmatic about particular programming languages and tools; his principle is that the right tool should be used for the right job. One of his favorite tools is Python because he finds it very productive. Sakis was also the technical reviewer of Mastering Object-oriented Python and Learning Python Design Patterns, published by Packt Publishing.

Chetan Giridhar

Chetan Giridhar is a technology leader and an open source evangelist. He is the author of Learning Python Design Patterns, Second Edition, has been an invited speaker at international PyCon conferences, and is an associate editor at the Python Papers journal. He takes keen interest in platform engineering, distributed systems, mobile app development, and real-time cloud applications. You can take a look at his experiments at https://github.com/cjgiridhar and his website https://technobeans.com.

In his current role as the chief technology officer, Chetan owns the product strategy and drives technology for CallHub. Prior to CallHub, he was associated with BlueJeans Networks and NetApp, where he worked on cloud, video, and enterprise storage products.

Chetan believes that the world is full of knowledge; he's always curious to learn new things and share them with open source community, friends, and colleagues. You can connect with him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/cjgiridhar/.