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Core Python 3: Classes and Object-orientation

by Austin Bingham and Robert Smallshire

Classes and objects are central to how Python works. This course will deepen your knowledge of object-oriented programming in Python, expanding on concepts you're familiar with and introducing new tools that will broaden you Python design palette.

What you'll learn

Classes are crucial tool in Python for organizing data and behavior. In this course, Core Python 3: Classes and Object-orientation, you’ll learn how to apply fundamental principles of Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) in Python. First, you’ll learn how to distinguish between classes and instances, and define attributes on both. Next, you’ll explore properties using them to encapsulate state. Finally, you’ll discover how to combine classes using inheritance and multiple inheritance, and have these classes collaborate in ways which are distinctive to the Python language. When you’re finished with this course, the will have the skills and knowledge of the core Python language needed to develop larger and robust software systems.

About the authors

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

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

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