Socket Programming in Python: Advanced Topics

Python 3.7    |    Beginner
  • 11 Videos | 1h 25m 16s
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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

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    1. 
    Course Overview
    2m 11s
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    2. 
    Sending Large Text Files Using Sockets
    8m 57s
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    Receiving Large Text Files Using Sockets
    6m 29s
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    4. 
    Transferring Image Files with Sockets
    8m 17s
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    5. 
    Using Sockets to Build a Chat Application - Part 1
    9m 5s
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    6. 
    Using Sockets to Build a Chat Application - Part 2
    8m 8s
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    7. 
    Sockets in Blocking Mode
    7m 21s
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    Sockets in Non-Blocking Mode
    9m 44s
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    9. 
    Using Python to Subscribe to RSS Feeds
    9m 34s
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    10. 
    UDP Sockets in Python
    10m
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    11. 
    Course Summary
    1m

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