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Foundations of Python Network Programming
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Author has chosen a tutorial approach; quick introduction, example, commentary of the code, some more examples and comments, conclusion. No fluff and bluff. On top of that technical reviewer has done a superb job, so far I didn't find any typos or non working code samples. Rare for a technical book nowadays but great for a change.
I'm more or less python newbie with little or no background on programming with TCP/IP socket interface, so the first few chapters that are dealing with client/server sockets are more or less new to me (at least I know where to look up first if the need to program on this level arise), chapters covering programming different net clients are more familiar to me, and of the most interest, since this kind of stuff is more likely to cross my path.Read more ›
The book is very focused on the code. There are no illustrations. And the text is mainly just a binder to walk you around through the code.
This book makes an excellent addition to your Python bookshelf. Additionally you may want to have a look at this book if you are interested in the protocols even if the implementation isn't in Python, since Python is very clear and easily translatable into other languages.
The book's title hits the target audience but doesn't, however, precisely characterize the thrust of the text. "Foundations" implies a broad structure on which to build and this book certainly addresses network programming in a broad sweep. Yet the book had a feel more accurately described as "learning by example" than a "foundations" approach might traditionally imply. Basic concepts are given a cursory overview, but if you wish to get to the nitty gritty details of sockets, protocols or network services then look for that sort of foundation elsewhere. Here you will, instead, get a few terms covered in just a few pages and then you're presented with working examples of Python code.
By no means should this be construed as an overall weakness. This observation is only made in order to clarify Foundation's approach: quick and cut-to-the-chase. Chapters are short, averaging a little over 19 pages, and the overall feel is that of a "cookbook" with an emphasis on gentle explanation. If what you want is to get up and running, leaving small details for later if necessary, then you've come to the right place. But perhaps "Python Network Programming by Example", or "The Joy of Python Network Programming", would be more fitting.Read more ›
Foundations of Python Networking Programming is highly recommended if you already have a familiarity with networking concepts and basic Python programming. This is a second level book that should be used to extend your knowledge and programming skills after first learning the basics of Python with something like Diving Into Python.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is a densely packed tome with many sections. It can be used piecemeal or read through, each section stands fairly well on its own or the backs of those proceeding; they... Read morePublished on June 19, 2014 by David M. Leek
This is definitely a must have for anyone doing Python (Network) programming.
The 175 included working applications make it so easy to implement and actually use the... Read more
I have no background with Python and limited understanding of networking. So my comments are from a rookie. Read morePublished on May 22, 2008 by Rasputin
I'm giving this book 5 stars because I found it more useful than many books. There are some flaws, but overall I am happy that I own this book. Read morePublished on December 18, 2007 by Sean Fritz
It has everything you need to know about Networking Programming in Python. Easy to understand also. It can be made more detail and more advance for profesional use.Published on April 10, 2007 by Ng Yee Ping
This is a well presented, well paced introduction to network programming in Python. He presents programs both as interactive sessions (follow along in the comfort of home) and as... Read morePublished on April 10, 2007 by Dale Wilson
Apress has two books on Python that I really like. This one and "Dive Into Python". The thing I like about this book is it delves into some deep concepts, like client/server... Read morePublished on January 30, 2007 by C. Young
This book is offers very broad and detailed information about python's network features. It is very good written with many source examples. Read morePublished on September 7, 2005 by wibe
The author fills an important gap in writing this book. There are a lot of books about the programming language Python - good books and not so good books. Read morePublished on November 5, 2004 by Andreas Tille