Mastering Object-Oriented Python - Second Edition

By Steven F. Lott
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    Section 1: Tighter Integration Via Special Methods
About this book
Object-oriented programming (OOP) is a relatively complex discipline to master, and it can be difficult to see how general principles apply to each language's unique features. With the help of the latest edition of Mastering Objected-Oriented Python, you'll be shown how to effectively implement OOP in Python, and even explore Python 3.x. Complete with practical examples, the book guides you through the advanced concepts of OOP in Python, and demonstrates how you can apply them to solve complex problems in OOP. You will learn how to create high-quality Python programs by exploring design alternatives and determining which design offers the best performance. Next, you'll work through special methods for handling simple object conversions and also learn about hashing and comparison of objects. As you cover later chapters, you'll discover how essential it is to locate the best algorithms and optimal data structures for developing robust solutions to programming problems with minimal computer processing. Finally, the book will assist you in leveraging various Python features by implementing object-oriented designs in your programs. By the end of this book, you will have learned a number of alternate approaches with different attributes to confidently solve programming problems in Python.
Publication date:
June 2019


Section 1: Tighter Integration Via Special Methods

We'll extend the core object-oriented programming techniques to allow for increased integration of the classes we create with other features of Python.

The following chapters will be covered in this section:

  • Chapter 1, Preliminaries, Tools, and Techniques
  • Chapter 2, The __init__() Method
  • Chapter 3, Integrating Seamlessly – Basic Special Methods
  • Chapter 4, Attribute Access, Properties, and Descriptors
  • Chapter 5, The ABCs of Consistent Design
  • Chapter 6, Using Callables and Contexts
  • Chapter 7, Creating Containers and Collections
  • Chapter 8, Creating Numbers
  • Chapter 9, Decorators and Mixins – Cross-Cutting Aspects
About the Author
  • Steven F. Lott

    Steven F. Lott has been programming since computers were large, expensive, and rare. Working for decades in high tech has given him exposure to a lot of ideas and techniques, some bad, but most are useful and helpful to others. Steven has been working with Python since the ‘90s, building a variety of tools and applications. He’s written a number of titles for Packt Publishing, include Mastering Object-Oriented Python, the Modern Python Cookbook, and Python Object-Oriented Programming, Fourth Edition. He’s a technomad, and lives on a boat that’s usually located on the east coast of the US. He tries to live by his mother’s words “Don’t come home until you have a story.”

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