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This tutorial is intended for programmers with at least some Python experience who want to use the Twisted framework. It is suitable for people trying to start new Twisted projects, are looking to integrate Twisted with an existing non-Twisted project, or who have inherited an existing Twisted project.

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  1. Core course
    • Introduction
    • Event loops
    • Environment setup
    • Dependencies and required software
    • Where to get help
    • Documentation
    • Support channels: IRC, mailing list...
    • Protocols, factories and endpoints
    • Introduction
    • Building a simple protocol
    • Client and server factories
    • Serving your protocol:
    • reactor.listen/connect
    • Endpoints
    • Existing and composable protocols
    • Deferreds
    • Introduction
    • Exercises
    • @inlineCallbacks
  2. Important toplevel packages
    • Twisted Web
    • Servers (with exercises)
    • Resource traversal
    • Clients (exercises based on previous servers)
    • Twisted Cred: pluggable authentication
    • Overview
    • Exercises
  3. Other toplevel packages and third party packages
    • twisted.words: Chat protocols & IRC support
    • IRC clients
    • A simple bot
    • Adding more advanced behavior (e.g. webhooks)
    • Building an IRC server
    • Wokkel (Friend fork with advanced Jabber/XMPP support)
    • NTTP support
    • twisted.conch: SSH support (timing depends on level of detail and which components)
    • Database access
    • twisted.enterprise + txpostgres
    • txredis, paisley (couchdb), telephus (cassandra)
    • Axiom
    • twisted.spread: distributable computing
    • twisted.names: DNS servers and clients
    • Twisted Community Code (tx) (length depends on the package)
    • scrapy: advanced scraping architecture built on Twisted
  4. Advanced topics
    • Dealing with legacy/synchronous code
    • WSGI app case study: django-packages
    • Threads: deferToThread(Pool), blockingCallFromThread
    • Dealing with CPU-bound problems
    • Introduction
    • Explicit cooperative multitasking
    • Threads (reference; see previous mention of threads)
    • Multiprocessing options and Ampoule
    • Application framework
    • Services and applications
    • twistd: running servers & daemonization
    • Twisted's plugin system
    • Writing your own twisted plugins
    • Advanced application concepts
    • Process monitoring: daemontools, upstart, systemd, etc.
    • Live server monitoring and maintenance with manhole
    • Contributing to Twisted
    • Issue tracker
    • Setting up the environment
    • Review process

In addition to the previous topics, the following topics are touched on as needed:

  • Test Driven Twisted: twisted.trial (tutorial is TDD where sensible)
  • twisted.python: useful random python utilities
  • FilePath: like paths but better
  • Logging
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Additional information

  • Basic knowledge of Python and object oriented programming is required.
  • If you don't know Python it is strongly recommended to take Python for Programmers before this course.
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Duration 3 days

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