This tutorial provides practical tuition based on the material already available in Part II of "Python Web Programming." The material is suitable for anyone with an introductory knowledge of Python, and covers:Mail or ftp client example
Adds Holden, "I've been involved in TCP/IP support since the 1980's, when I was a tech. support specialist with Sun Microsystems in the UK, and have taught
networking classes for Learning Tree International since 1992. When I took up Python I was delighted to find that network programming was significantly easier than in any other language I'd come across. Much of the
material I'll be using in the tutorial is extracted from my book, Python Web Programming (New Riders, 2002).
"It's actually remarkable that a programmer used to another language can
learn enough Python in three hours to write significant networking
functionality. Python, of course, is amazingly cool. We have Guido van
Rossum to thank for that.
"This talk is for techies. I hope it will encourage netheads who've been
planning to try Python to give it a go. Business managers of networking
product lines should encourage their staff to attend--if it's good enough
for Google, Python is probably good enough for them too! People might also
like to know that the popular Zope web server is written in Python.
"Python will give them fast development of reliable networking software. The
mailman utility that nowadays seems to process half the mailing lists I
subscribe to, for example, is written in Python."
What does Holden forsee for the future of technology? "It will become ever more-pervasive. In ten years time new products will be
built to use a ubiquitous wireless network infrsatructure that simply
doesn't exist today. Devices that cost thirty bucks will be clients that
connect to their host network via this infrastructure, and the profit will
be in providing the network services these 'microclients' will consume."