Supercharge Your Classes With Python super()

While Python isn’t purely an object-oriented language, it’s flexible enough and powerful enough to allow you to build your applications using the object-oriented paradigm. One of the ways in which Python achieves this is by supporting inheritance, which it does with super().

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Compose a class
  • Use super() to access parent methods
  • Understand single and multiple inheritance

Supercharge Your Classes With Python super()

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Participant Comments

Vijay Alagappan on June 20, 2020

Crystal clear explanation of concepts such as MRO and Mixins! Thanks a lot.

Liz Schley on April 28, 2020

This is great, so thank you! My purpose was to understand how OOP works in Python, so that I am capable of designing good code when I need to.

ajp4 on Feb. 2, 2020

Best explanation I have seen. Thank you!

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