hands-on lab

Python: Magic Methods

Intermediate
Up to 2h
76
3.6/5
Get guided in a real environmentPractice with a step-by-step scenario in a real, provisioned environment.
Learn and validateUse validations to check your solutions every step of the way.
See resultsTrack your knowledge and monitor your progress.

Description

Learn to control the way that objects interact with the Python language syntax and built-in functions.

Magic methods allow user-defined objects to behave more like built-in objects. They allow objects to interact with the runtime and language syntax in a more Pythonic manner. This lab covers commonly used magic methods through hands-on learning.

Learning Objectives:

  • Cover common magic methods:
    • __init__
    • __str__
    • __int__
    • __float__
    • __repr__
    • __eq__
    • __lt__
    • __gt__
    • __le__
    • __ge__
    • __bool__
    • __len__

Prerequisites:

  • Familiar with:

    • Classes
    • Methods
    • Callables
  • Proficient with:

    • The Python runtime
    • The Python language syntax

About the author

Students
113,631
Labs
38
Courses
51
Learning paths
58

Ben Lambert is a software engineer and was previously the lead author for DevOps and Microsoft Azure training content at Cloud Academy. His courses and learning paths covered Cloud Ecosystem technologies such as DC/OS, configuration management tools, and containers. As a software engineer, Ben’s experience includes building highly available web and mobile apps. When he’s not building software, he’s hiking, camping, or creating video games.

Covered topics

Lab steps

Web IDE Review
Magic Methods
Truthiness
Demonstrate Your Knowledge