Introduction to Tornado: Modern Web Applications with Python

Introduction to Tornado: Modern Web Applications with Python


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Walk through the basics of Tornado, the high-performance web server known for its speed, simplicity, and scalability on projects large and small. With this hands-on guide, you’ll learn how to use Tornado’s acclaimed features by working with several example applications. You also get best practices for using Tornado in the real world.

Are you interested in creating a scalable social application, real-time analytics engine, or RESTful API—all with the power and simplicity of Python? This book shows you why Tornado is fantastic choice for writing powerful applications that are simple to create, extend, and deploy.

  • Learn how to use Tornado’s lightweight and flexible templating language
  • Extend templates to repurpose headers, footers, layout grids, and other content
  • Use persistent storage like MongoDB to store, serve, and edit dynamic content
  • Explore Tornado’s ability to make asynchronous web requests
  • Secure your application against cookie and request vulnerabilities
  • Authenticate with external services, using Tornado’s auth module
  • Adopt deployment strategies that help harden your application and increase request throughput

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449309077
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/30/2012
Pages: 121
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Michael Dory has spent the last decade studying the ways people communicate, and working to make their conversations better. As the co-founder and CTO of the social technology agency Socialbomb, he’s worked with brands, agencies, and startups to build social applications and platforms that connect users with their friends, their devices, and the world around them.

Allison Parrish is an artist and programmer, currently residing in Brooklyn. She has 10 years of professional programming experience, with an emphasis on programming for the Web.

Brendan Berg has over five years of professional experience developing web and mobile applications. Previously, he developed mobile applications, cloud infrastructure, and APIs as Chief Software Architect at Socialbomb. Now he’s focusing on creating software for the freelance ecosystem as the co-founder and CTO of Wurk Happy.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Forms and Templates
  • Chapter 3: Extending Templates
  • Chapter 4: Databases
  • Chapter 5: Asynchronous Web Services
  • Chapter 6: Writing Secure Applications
  • Chapter 7: Authenticating with External Services
  • Chapter 8: Deploying Tornado

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