- Paperback: 194 pages
- Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 2 edition (March 31, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1449326110
- ISBN-13: 978-1449326111
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.4 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #453,330 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Twisted Network Programming Essentials: Event-driven Network Programming with Python 2nd Edition
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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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The book is little more than a collection of the most basic tutorials that happen to use twisted. It doesn't go into any significant, and chooses examples which serve to hide away the complexity (and utility) of the underlying twisted architecture. While it claims to not be a book about using every possible twisted module and instead something which talks about the twisted way, it is in fact exactly what it claims to not be. It provides minimal examples of the most common and therefore easiest to use twisted modules.
I would've expected a book on twisted to expose the underlying architecture of twisted - mention the relationships between the reactor, protocols, interfaces, and adapters, and explain how implementations would use these things to set up asynchronous applications. Instead, the book explains just enough to set up the well-integrated HTTP and common networking transports, creates minimal examples, and leaves one able to do little more than create applications with twisted using the builtin transports, without understanding how it's working or without being able to implement your own transports. The treatment of protocols isn't complete either, leaving large swathes of important information untouched.
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The exercises are poorly written and they have many typos.Read more
Twisted would really benefit from documentation of a similar quality to django but, sadly, this isn't it. A missed opportunity.