From the Back Cover
Enterprise-class open source Web development step-by-step, start-to-finish!
- Build production-quality Web applications with Python and open source technology
- Includes in-depth coverage of Python's intrinsic support for CGI programming
- Demonstrates efficient template processing using a powerful yet simple module known as the Write Processor
- Contains complete tutorials on Python, Apache Web Server, and MySQL
- Features start-to-finish Web application case studies based on Slither, a new Python-based portal application development platform
Python is 100% enterprise ready, with powerful database, network, and Internet support. Now there's a book that shows you Python at work in a real enterprise environment. Web Programming in Python demonstrates exactly how to build robust, Web-based systems that integrate Python with three powerful open source technologies: Linux, Apache, and MySQL. Coverage includes all this, and more:
- Self-contained Python tutorial: from the basics to advanced object-oriented and metaprogramming techniques
- Fundamentals of Web development in Linux environments, covering file systems, processes, networking, and HTTP (the protocol of the web)
- Network setup and Apache configuration, including the configuration of Secure Sockets Layer to support HTTPS
- Python CGI programming: generating clean HTML code without unnecessary complexity and techniques for separating HTML from your business logic
- An effective logging framework to support server-side debugging without using a debugger
- MySQL: An immersive introduction to SQL and the book modules to integrate data access in your applications
- Object-oriented techniques for form processing and powerful template processing using the Write Processor module
In an extensive case study section, you'll discover the new open source Slither Application Development Framework, and use it to build two powerful collaboration and e-commerce applications.
If you're ready to use Python and open source in a real production environment, one book delivers the techniques and code you're looking for: Web Programming in Python.
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About the Author
GEORGE K. THIRUVATHUKAL is a principal in Zirve! Technologies LLC and is visiting associate professor at Loyola University. He also holds an adjunct professorship at Northwestern University in the ECE department and its MITP program. He is an active researcher and developer in distributed systems, programming languages, and operating systems.
JOHN P. SHAFAEE is a software developer at Hostway Corporation in Chicago, Illinois, where he leads and develops projects with Python on the Linux platform. He is an active researcher in distributed systems and cluster computing.
THOMAS W. CHRISTOPHER is a principal in Tools of Computing LLC, a Chicago-area consultancy specializing in high-performance computing and object-oriented languages. He authored Python Programming Patterns and, with George K. Thiruvathukal, he co-authored High-Performance Java Platform Computing. Christopher was formerly a professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology.