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Core Python: Abstract Base Classes

by Robert Smallshire and Austin Bingham

This course will teach you how to apply and reason about Python’s support for abstract base classes and virtual inheritance.

What you'll learn

Abstract base classes assist in many different areas within Python. In this course, Core Python: Abstract Base Classes, you’ll learn to work with and design programs using Python support for abstract base classes. First, you’ll explore the concept of abstract base classes along with Python’s core support for it. Next, you’ll discover parts of Python’s standard library that help you work with abstract base classes. Finally, you’ll learn how to use abstract methods in your class designs. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of abstract classes and virtual inheritance needed to apply them in your designs and work with code that uses them.

About the authors

Robert Smallshire is a founder of Sixty North, a software product and consulting business in Norway. Robert has worked in senior architecture and technical management roles for software companies in the energy sector processing the masses of information flowing from today's digital oil fields. He has designed, and implemented effective architectures for sophisticated scientific and enterprise software in Python, C++, and C#. Robert is a regular speaker at conferences, meetups and corporate softw... more

Austin is a founding director of Sixty North, a software consulting, training, and application development company. A native of Texas, in 2008 Austin moved to Stavanger, Norway where he helped develop industry-leading oil reservoir modeling software in C++ and Python. Prior to that he worked at National Instruments developing LabVIEW, at Applied Research Labs (Univ. of Texas at Austin) developing sonar systems for the U.S. Navy, and at a number of telecommunications companies. He is an ex... more

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