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Python Web Programming


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  • Copyright 2002
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9"
  • Pages: 720
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-7357-1090-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7357-1090-0

Python Web Programming is a practical introduction to building networked systems in the object-oriented framework of the Python language. It shows how to leverage the powerful Python libraries to build systems with less programming effort and easier maintenance. It leaves involved discussion of the Python language by itself to other books and dives right into using Python within web enables applications.

This book is intended for programmers who have experience with other programming languages (such a C or C++) and has some experience with building web-based systems. It is for the serious programmer who does not want a basic introductory to the language.

All code developed in the book will be available on the newriders.com website. This is an incredible asset because the Python language allows for modular programming between systems, thus readers in their projects can use code created in the book.



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Table of Contents


1. The Python Language.

Where Python Came From. Where Python Is Going. What Use Is Python.

2. An Introduction to Python.

Using the Interpreter. Python Syntax. Python Statements. Defining Functions. Major Built-in Functions and Methods. Modules in Python. Exception Handling.

3. Object-Orientation.

Data in Python. Data Structures in Python. Defining Classes. The class Statement. Jython: A Unique Blend of Two Languages.


4. Client/Server Concepts.

Functions of the Four Internet Protocol Layers. Connectionless Versus Connection- Oriented Networking. The Concept of a Network Socket. Network Programming Concepts. The socket Library. Connectionless Client Structures. Connection-Oriented Client Structures.

5. Available Client Libraries.

File Transfer. Dealing with Mail. nntplib: Receiving Network News. httplib: Writing Web Clients.

6. A Server Framework Library.

Server Structures. SocketServer Libraries. Writing Servers with the SocketServer Module. HTTP Server Modules.

7. Asynchronous Services.

Synchronous Limitations. The asyncore Module. asynchat: Handling Structured Conversations.


8. Relational Database Principles.

What Is a Database? Data Modeling and Database Design. Semantic Integrity: Applying Business Rules. Physical Design Considerations.

9. Client/Server Database Architectures.

The Client/Server Nature of Modern Relational Databases. Stored Procedures. Triggers.

10. The Python Database Interface.

Database Interfaces. The Underlying Interface Model. Some Database Modules. A Simple Database-Driven Web. SQL/Python Communication.

11. Adapting the Python Interface to Database Products.

What Help Are Standards? Available Database Modules. SQL Adaptation Layer Tasks. Adapting Specific DB Modules and Engines. Web Server Interaction with Database Programs. Maintaining Data in Python CGI Scripts. Generalizing Data Maintenance.


12. A Bird's-Eye View of XML.

Background. Shortcomings of HTML. XML. DTDs. Physical Structure and Entities. XML Namespaces. Validating Versus Nonvalidating XML Parsing. Summary.

13. XML Processing.

Installing the Software. Creating XML Documents. Validating XML Documents. XML Parsing with Regular Expressions. An Introduction to XML Parsing with expat. XML Processing with SAX and DOM. Other Python XML Packages.

14. SAX: The Simple API for XML.

Introduction to SAX. SAX Utilities.


15. Building Small, Efficient Python Web Systems.

Why Build It Yourself? Critical Self-Assessment. The Significance of Style and Simplicity. A Note on Complexity. Planning Interactive Web Systems. Summary.

16. Web Application Frameworks.

Information Sources. Web Server Architectures. HTML (and XML) Generation. Component Interaction: Choose Your Model.

17. AWeFUL: An Object-Oriented Web Site Framework.

Why Another Framework? Framework Requirements. The AWeFUL Framework Structure. The Framework Code. Summary.

18. A Web Application- PythonTeach.com.

The Company Mission. Structure of the Application. Request Handling Logic. Content Generation Logic. The Site Structure.


Appendix A. Changes Since Python 2.0.

Introduction to Changes in Python 2.1. Introduction to Changes in Python 2.2.

Appendix B. Glossary.


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