Learners can explore basic concepts of Python socket programming, and how to communicate small amounts of data between Python applications by using either the same machine or over a network, in this 9-video course. Begin by learning how to use Python language to set up a communication line by creating a socket. Then learn to initialize a simple socket, and use it to transfer text data from one application to another. This course next demonstrates how to create a client app and server app in Python, and how each app uses a socket to communicate. Learners will observe a demonstration of how to transmit a Python dictionary and custom object over a socket connection. You will learn how to use a socket model to set up a simple TCP (transmission control protocol) socket to transfer text between applications. Next, learners will examine other properties of Python sockets, including its use with the context manager and the setting of a time-out for connections. Finally, you will learn to use the Pickle library to convey Python objects over a socket connection.
Socket Programming in Python: Introduction