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.
Socket Programming in Python: Advanced Topics