Python 3 Object Oriented Programming

Python 3 Object Oriented Programming
Dusty Phillips
26 Jul 2010
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Harness the power of Python 3 objects *Learn how to do Object Oriented Programming in Python using this step-by-step tutorial *Design public interfaces using abstraction, encapsulation, and information hiding *Turn your designs into working software by studying the Python syntax *Raise, handle, define, and manipulate exceptions using special error objects *Implement Object Oriented Programming in Python using practical examplesIn Detail

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Customer Reviews

Mike Driscoll said
Disclaimer: I helped edit this book.

Packt tends to make low-quality Python books, so when they approached me to be an unpaid technical editor for this one, I thought it would be worthwhile to help them put out something that was good. I also thought it was time for me to start getting familiar with the new Python version. Fortunately, the author of the book has put together a really good tome. He covers when you'd want to use OOP, various programming patterns, the basics of Python 3 syntax, and gives the reader a taste of a set of 3rd party Python 3 packages. You can read my full review here: [...].

Juho Vepsäläinen said
Disclaimer: I received a review copy of this book from the publisher, Packt Publishing.

Prior to reading this book I was already familiar with basic OOP concepts and Python 2 in particular. I expected the book to enforce my thinking and help me to understand new features provided by Python 3 as compared to version 2. I think the book managed to do this in an excellent manner.

I think the approach used by the book is well suited for a wide range of readers. It explains enough theory and provides useful examples that help to understand how to apply OOP in practice. People new to Python and/or OOP have a lot to gain from the book. More experienced users of the language may find the book ideal as reference material.

It's important to note that the book focuses on OOP particularly in the context of Python. Don't expect any history lessons or theory on various OOP approaches (prototypes vs. classes, ie.) beyond the one (class based approach) used in Python. Despite this the book provides excellent value. I do recommend checking out several other languages (Java, Lua, JavaScript, Smalltalk) and paradigms (AOP, traits) for further inspiration.

Og Maciel said
I can't claim to have looked hard for a Python book on object oriented programming (OOP) but I was immediately attracted to the title of this book. Sure, you can find small tutorials here and there about some specific facet of OOP but I don't recall ever reading something that covers designing public interfaces using abstraction, encapsulation, etc, etc with good and practical examples! If you have, please drop me a link in the comments.
Python 3 Object Oriented Programming by Dusty Phillips does a very decent job of not only introducing the reader to the terminology and the object oriented paradigm (something that is not too complicated to understand) but also offers a comprehensive step-by-step guide that will take you from theory to a real world project. I've always felt that anyone can pick up a book about programming and learn its syntax by heart. But putting it all together and designing something that will actually work is something that you usually learn by reading other people's code or, if you're lucky enough, from a mentor.
Overall I felt that the book was well written with a great selection of sample code. Whether you already know how to do object oriented programming for other languages or are new to the whole concept and want to learn everything about it, I definitely recommend this book!

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