Socket Programming in Python: Advanced Topics

Python    |    Beginner
  • 11 videos | 1h 20m 46s
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This 11-video course explores advanced features of Python sockets, including the transfer of large files over sockets, two-way communication, and differences between blocking and nonblocking sockets. You will learn to transfer large files over sockets by breaking them up into chunks, and to transfer images over TCP (transmission control protocol) sockets. Then you will learn how to transfer Python objects by using the pickle module. Next, learn how to create a chat application and use it to transfer several types of data from a server application to a client. Learners continue by exploring how to configure two-way communication over sockets by building a simple chat. This course examines the performance versus reliability trade-off when one uses blocking and nonblocking sockets. You will examine and compare TCP, a connection-oriented protocol, and UDP (Universal Datagram Protocol) which is connectionless. Finally, you will examine the performance versus reliability trade-off with a TCP and UDP, and why TCP is better suited for apps which require high reliability at the other end of the communication line.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Discover the key concepts covered in this course
    Build a python app to break up a large text file into chunks and send the chunks over a socket connection to a recipient app
    Code a python app to receive a large text file in chunks and reconstruct that file
    Transmit an image file from one python app to another by breaking it up into chunks
    Configure the server of a client-server chat application
    Write the code for the client end of a client-server chat application
  • Recognize the effects of setting sockets to run in blocking mode when large transfers are involved
    Recall the considerations for setting a python socket to use non-blocking mode
    Write a python app that subscribes to rss data feeds
    Set up applications to transfer data using udp and distinguish between udp and tcp sockets
    Summarize the key concepts covered in this course

IN THIS COURSE

  • 2m 11s
  • 8m 57s
    In this video, you will build a Python app to break up a large text file into chunks and send the chunks over a socket connection to a recipient app. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Receiving Large Text Files Using Sockets
    6m 29s
    In this video, you will learn how to code a Python app to receive a large text file in chunks and reconstruct that file. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Transferring Image Files with Sockets
    8m 17s
    In this video, find out how to transmit an image file from one Python app to another by breaking it up into smaller pieces. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Using Sockets to Build a Chat Application - Part 1
    9m 5s
    In this video, you will configure the server for a client-server chat application. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Using Sockets to Build a Chat Application - Part 2
    8m 8s
    In this video, you will learn how to write the code for the client side of a client-server chat application. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Sockets in Blocking Mode
    7m 21s
    After completing this video, you will be able to recognize the effects of setting sockets to run in blocking mode when large transfers are involved. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Sockets in Non-Blocking Mode
    9m 44s
    Upon completion of this video, you will be able to recall the considerations for setting a Python socket to use non-blocking mode. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Using Python to Subscribe to RSS Feeds
    9m 34s
    Find out how to write a Python app that subscribes to RSS data feeds. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  UDP Sockets in Python
    10m
    In this video, find out how to set up applications to transfer data using UDP and distinguish between UDP and TCP sockets. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Course Summary
    1m

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