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Python: Journey from Novice to Expert by Rick van Hattem, Dusty Phillips, Fabrizio Romano

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Chapter 2. Objects in Python

So, we now have a design in hand and are ready to turn that design into a working program! Of course, it doesn't usually happen this way. We'll be seeing examples and hints for good software design throughout the book, but our focus is object-oriented programming. So, let's have a look at the Python syntax that allows us to create object-oriented software.

After completing this chapter, we will understand:

  • How to create classes and instantiate objects in Python
  • How to add attributes and behaviors to Python objects
  • How to organize classes into packages and modules
  • How to suggest people don't clobber our data

Creating Python classes

We don't have to write much Python code to realize that Python is a very "clean" language. When ...

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