Irv Kalb is an adjunct professor at UCSC-Extension and University of Silicon Valley (formerly Cogswell College), where he teaches introductory and object-oriented programming courses in Python. Kalb has a bachelor's and master's degree in Computer Science, decades of experience developing software while focusing on educational software, and has been teaching for over 10 years. He is the author of Learn to Program with Python 3- A Step-by-Step Guide to Programming (Apress).
"If only I could have learned programming with this book! Any
sufficiently advanced Python code will work with classes and Irv
Kalb has provided a useful, fun introduction to Object-Oriented
Programming (OOP). The projects start simple and build upon each
other, always with a specific outcome in mind. For example, the
first example is a basic card game written in procedural Python. A
dozen chapters later, you'll be including card graphics and keeping
track of the state of the deck with OOP concepts like
encapsulation, polymorphism, and inheritance-all without reading a
dry textbook. Object-Oriented Python is a fun way for new
coders to level up their skills."
- Adam DuVander, EveryDeveloper
"The projects for the most part are real world appropriate, and easily understandable for multiple levels of expertise of the readers . . . Anyone who is interested in learning Python Object Oriented Programming would benefit by having this book in their library. Kudos to both Mr. Kalb and No Starch Press for this book!"
-Full Circle Magazine