Twisted Network Programming Essentials

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Get started with Twisted, the event-driven networking framework written in Python. With this introductory guide, you’ll learn the key concepts and design patterns to build event-driven client and server applications for many popular networking protocols. You’ll also learn the tools to build new protocols using Twisted’s primitives.

Start by building basic TCP clients and servers, and then focus on deploying production-grade applications with the Twisted Application ...

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Overview

Get started with Twisted, the event-driven networking framework written in Python. With this introductory guide, you’ll learn the key concepts and design patterns to build event-driven client and server applications for many popular networking protocols. You’ll also learn the tools to build new protocols using Twisted’s primitives.

Start by building basic TCP clients and servers, and then focus on deploying production-grade applications with the Twisted Application infrastructure. Along the way, you can play with and extend examples of common tasks you’ll face when building network applications. If you’re familiar with Python, you’re ready for Twisted.

  • Learn the core components of Twisted servers and clients
  • Write asynchronous code with the Deferred API
  • Construct HTTP servers with Twisted’s high-level web APIs
  • Use the Agent API to develop flexible web clients
  • Configure and deploy Twisted services in a robust and standardized fashion
  • Access databases using Twisted’s nonblocking interface
  • Add common server components: logging, authentication, threads and processes, and testing
  • Explore ways to build clients and servers for IRC, popular mail protocols, and SSH
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449326111
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/2/2013
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 194
  • Sales rank: 699,978
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jessica McKellar is a software engineer from Cambridge, MA. She enjoys the Internet, networking, low-level systems engineering, and contributing to and helping other people contribute to open source software. She is a Twisted maintainer, organizer for the Boston Python user group, and a local STEM volunteer.

Abe Fettig is a software developer and maintainer of Hep, an open source message server that makes it possible to transparently route information between RSS, email, weblogs, and web services. He speaks frequently at software conferences including PyCon and lives in Portland, Maine with his wife, Hannah.

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the First Edition

Preface

An Introduction to Twisted

Chapter 1: Getting Started

Chapter 2: Building Basic Clients and Servers

Chapter 3: Writing Asynchronous Code with Deferreds

Chapter 4: Web Servers

Chapter 5: Web Clients

Building Production-Grade Twisted Services

Chapter 6: Deploying Twisted Applications

Chapter 7: Logging

Chapter 8: Databases

Chapter 9: Authentication

Chapter 10: Threads and Subprocesses

Chapter 11: Testing

More Protocols and More Practice

Chapter 12: Twisted Words

Chapter 13: Twisted Mail

Chapter 14: SSH

Chapter 15: The End

Colophon

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