Core Python 3: Classes and Object-orientation
by Robert Smallshire and Austin Bingham
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
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... moreare events where he can be found speaking about topics as diverse as behavioral microeconomics in software development to implementing web services on 8-bit microcontrollers. He is organizer of the Oslo Python group and holds a Ph.D. in a natural science.
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... moreperienced presenter and teacher, having spoken
at a number of conferences, software groups, and internal corporate
venues. Austin is also an active member of the open source community,
contributing regularly to various Python and Emacs projects, and he's
the founder of Stavanger Software Developers, one of the largest and
most active social software groups in Stavanger. Austin holds a Master
of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at