Annotation With 'Introducing Python', Bill Lubanovic brings years of knowledge as a programmer, system administrator and author to a book of impressive depth that's fun to read and simple enough for non-programmers to use. Along with providing a strong foundation in the language itself, Lubanovic shows you how to use Python for a range of applications in business, science and the arts, drawing on the rich collection of open source packages developed by Python fans.
The whole planet is getting connected and building vast new communities. Billions of us are online, all the time. This online world thinks faster, and thinks differently. Smart, fast, and creative, our new communities are a very real challenge to old power and old money. And old money -- after its War on Drugs and War on Terror -- is now launching its War on the Internet. What is going on, and where will this lead us? Pieter Hintjens -- author, programmer, and activist -- tells all in this vast story of Culture & Empire: Digital Revolution.
"Even connecting a few programs across a few sockets is plain nasty when you start to handle real life situations. Trillions? The cost would be unimaginable. Connecting computers is so difficult that software and services to do this is a multi-billion dollar business. So today we're still connecting applications using raw UDP and TCP, proprietary protocols, HTTP, Websockets. It remains painful, slow, hard to scale, and essentially centralized. To fix the world, we needed to do two things. One, to solve the general problem of "how to connect any code to any code, anywhere." Two, to wrap that up in the simplest possible building blocks that people could understand and use easily. It sounds ridiculously simple. And maybe it is. That's kind of the whole point." If you are a programmer and you aim to build large systems, in any language, then Code Connected is essential reading. Code Connected Volume 1 takes you through learning ZeroMQ, step-by-step, with over 80 examples. You will learn the basics, the API, the different socket types and how they work, reliability, and a host of patterns you can use in your applications. This is the Professional Edition for C/C++.
This book is for Python programmers with an intermediate background and an interest in design patterns implemented in idiomatic Python. Programmers of other languages who are interested in Python can also benefit from this book, but it would be better if they first read some introductory materials that explain how things are done in Python.
Big data is defined as collections of datasets whose volume, velocity or variety is so large that it is difficult to store, manage, process and analyze the data using traditional databases and data processing tools. We have written this textbook to meet this need at colleges and universities, and also for big data service providers.