Foundations of Python Network Programming

3rd Edition

By Brandon Rhodes , John Goerzen

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Foundations of Python Network Programming, Third Edition covers all the classic topics of the second edition of the book, plus updates for Python 3 and a new chapter on system administration of both local networks and cloud servers.

Full Description

  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-5854-4
  • User Level: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Publishing October 21, 2014, but available now as part of the Alpha Program
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price: $49.99
  • eBook Price: $34.99

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Full Description

Completely updated for Python 3, Foundations of Python Network Programming, Third Edition, covers all the classic topics you'd expect, like network protocols, network data and errors, email, server architecture, and HTTP and web applications, plus it also addresses how all of these topics have evolved in relation to Python 3. The third edition also covers server administration topics dealing with both local networks and cloud servers.

Some of the new topics in this edition:

  • Updated and clarified coverage of network protocol layers and data encodings
  • How Python 3 works with network exception handling
  • Concrete examples of packet interception and sniffing with Python
  • How to use the increasingly popular Tornado framework
  • How to use the requests library instead of urllib2
  • Expanded coverage of Python web frameworks

If you're a Python programmer who needs a deep understanding of how to use Python for network-related tasks and applications, this is the book you want by your side.

What you’ll learn

An overview of the changes that Python 3 brings to Python network programming

How to handle data encoding and network errors

How to capture packets with Python

How to use Tornado rather than the Twisted framework

How to use the very popular requests library

How to work with web applications and email

How to use Python in general system administration management

Who this book is for

This book will be of interest to Python programmers who need to program networked applications using Python 3. From web application developers, to systems integrators, to system administrators—this book has everything you need to know.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Client/Server Networking
  2. UDP
  3. TCP
  4. Socket Names and DNS
  5. Network Data and Network Errors
  6. TLS and SSL
  7. Server Architecture
  8. Caches, Message Queues, and Map-Reduce
  9. HTTP
  10. Screen Scraping
  11. Web Applications
  12. E-mail Composition and Decoding
  13. SMTP
  14. POP
  15. IMAP
  16. Other technologies: Telnet, SSH, and FTP
  17. RPC
  18. System Administration
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