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Core Python 3: Organizing Larger Programs

by Austin Bingham and Robert Smallshire

This course is an introduction to features of the Python language which will help you structure your code once your needs move beyond a few Python modules. You'll learn where to start plus the patterns you should follow to grow your Python projects.

What you'll learn

As your Python programs grow, or you contribute to existing, larger Python-based systems, you'll need some techniques to help you manage the inevitable growth of complexity. In this course, Core Python 3: Organizing Larger Programs, you’ll learn foundational knowledge to structure your Python programs to facilitate their growth and maintenance. First, you'll learn how to implement packages. Next, you'll discover namespace and executable packages. Finally, you'll explore a structure for your projects that support everything from code to tests to documentation. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of Python program organization needed to grow and nurture your Python projects.

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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