Everything I Know About Python...

The personal blog of author, speaker, tutor, and professional software engineer Jeff Knupp

Your Database's REST API: Sandman One Year Later

A year ago yesterday, I made my first commit to what would eventually become sandman ( official homepage ). It remains my most popular Python project by a wide margin. Why? Because it solves a real problem that I've faced many times. July 14, 2013 was just the day I decided to do something about it. And so, as I sit in my hotel at the University of Pennsylvania writing this post, preparing to give a 90 minute talk on Python, REST APIs, and sandman, I'm struck by how far the project has come in a year and the effect it has had on me.

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Improve Your Python: Python Classes and Object Oriented Programming

The class is a fundamental building block in Python. It is the underpinning for not only many popular programs and libraries, but the Python standard library as well. Understanding what classes are, when to use them, and how they can be useful is essential, and the goal of this article. In the process, we'll explore what the term Object-Oriented Programming means and how it ties together with Python classes.

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