What’s the difference between
@staticmethod, and “plain/regular” instance methods in Python? You’ll know the answer after watching this video course:
Regular (instance) methods need a class instance and can access the instance through
self. They can read and modify an objects state freely.
Class methods, marked with the
@classmethoddecorator, don’t need a class instance. They can’t access the instance (self) but they have access to the class itself via
Static methods, marked with the
@staticmethoddecorator, don’t have access to
self. They work like regular functions but belong to the class’s namespace.
In this course you’ll go over the differences between these three kinds of methods in Python. You’ll also see when to use each with a simple example, so you can improve your object-oriented programming (OOP) skills in Python.