Internet Programming/Book and Disk

This book assists users in writing programs that access the Internet from Windows; creating their own ftp, finger, ping, mail programs and more; understanding the Winsock API; mastering TCP/IP programming and Internet protocols; and programming the Internet using C, C++, Visual C++, and Visual Basic.

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Internet Programming with Python

Learn to use Python, the object-oriented programming language, for CGI scripts, system administration, code generation, graphical user interfaces, file-format conversions, and other computational tasks. This books teaches intermediate and advanced programmers how to use Python to build Internet-enabled applications and the basic mechanisms it uses to transfer information across the Internet and the World Wide Web. HTTP, NNTY, and SMTP protocols, the Python/C API, and client/server Internet Pro

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10 thoughts on “Internet Programming/Book and Disk”

  1. Review by for Internet Programming/Book and Disk Rating: This book was publised in 1995 and in internet-time that was looong ago. Still many of the chapters are still relevant and useful today. (SLIP, PPP, Jacobson header compression, SMTP, FTP, etc) I feel that the authors have found the right level of technical details in these sections. Not as tedious and precise as reading the actual RFCs but enough to understand the principles and the important details of operation.On the other hand whoever is responsible for the editing of this book should never be allowed near another book again. Just to give and example, almost every other sentence starts with ‘As such’. I’m serious, they do! In fact there are paragraphs where every single sentence start with this phrase. How can an editor give something like this out of his hands???How did I arrive to 3 stars? Well the technical content would have been 5 stars in 1995. Considering that some of the material is now dated I would still give it 4. But the (lack of) editing pulls it down to 3.

  2. Review by for Internet Programming/Book and Disk Rating: As a novice programmer, I’m always in search of authors who remember how difficult new material is to digest and incorporate. This book is extremely repetitious and that is a good thing for those who have yet to commit every concept and protocol to memory. I’ve understood more about the tcp/ip suite of protocols and Winsock API in this book in one read than in two years of study.

  3. Review by for Internet Programming/Book and Disk Rating: OK, so the author isn’t going to win any style awards. The book is still a good starting point for anyone wanting to understand and write programs based on tcp/ip. Useful and instructive applications include a simple ftp program and a browser.

  4. Review by for Internet Programming/Book and Disk Rating: A well thought out book that teaches Internet programming to begginners. The author uses a one two punch to state topics in several ways so beginners have more than one chance to catch on and learn the topic. Some people may find this repetitive, but begginning programmings will be grateful Jamsa took this approach. The bare bones source code is a third punch. The source code shows how to program exactly what the chapter covered. A must for begginners

  5. Review by for Internet Programming/Book and Disk Rating: This is the tie-breaker. This book is good.
    I bought the book despite the bad review I read on this page and I will concede that the book is repetitive. But, the repetition arises from a desire to clarify terms and meanings. A noble goal. Overall the book is well written, it is easy to understand, written in active voice and there are no typos or careless mistakes. A rare find these days. Moreover, the book was well thought out, the basics of network programming are given in detail and a good foundation is given for internet programming. I wish there had been more on HTTP.

  6. Review by Aamir Sehbai ([email protected]) for Internet Programming with Python Rating: I had read “Programming Python” (Mark Lutz) befrie getting this book, and I expected a lot more on network programming than what this book provides. I would definitely call the title “Internet Programming with Python” false advertising.Aside from this (very annoying) shortcoming, the book might provide a good overview of the Python programming language. I didn’t go over all the syntax, GUI and other topics as I already had covered them in the other book. I would recommend Programming Python over this book.

  7. Review by Luby Liao for Internet Programming with Python Rating: Instead of giving this book an opportunity to become a best-seller, the publisher let it become out of print. An unfortunate effect is that my students could not buy the book, and have to share the library copies. This book is beautifully written, enormously useful and fun to read because of authors’ good sense of humor. Chapter 7: “Generating HTML” gives one of the best introductions to object orientation and dynamic features of Python. I urge the authors and the publisher to work quickly to make the book available.

  8. Review by for Internet Programming with Python Rating: This book is co-authored by the author of the Python language, and his style shows through — to the benefit of the book. Just as in Pyhon, the book is clear, concise, and easy to read. It stresses just how enjoyable programming in Python can be. After having coded in Python for a while now, I can’t agree more. I’m a MAJOR fan of C++, but now that I’ve found Python, my vote is split. For my work, which is cryptography, I use C++, but for everything else, I’m a Python man. The book is surprisingly light reading for a technical book. This does not mean that it is short on content. In fact, the author maintains the lightness by sticking to the sort of Python programming you will encounter when coding for the internet. It did feel a bit skimpy on writing server code (like an HTTP or finger server), sticking more with CGI scripts. For a complete understanding of Python in greater depth, make sure to also buy Mark Lutz’s book. It makes for great expert-level Python learning. Buying the two books won’t set you back much in the way of $$, but if read in order (first Watters and then Lutz) will make you very happy. Take a crack at Python. You’ll learn the language in a day or two, and you’ll find yourself using it more and more.

  9. Review by for Internet Programming with Python Rating: The book’s title probably has been chosen to attract attention. That said, it is an excellent book. The standard book, Programming Python by Mark Lutz, may bog neophytes down.The first half of the book is an introduction to the language and the second half applications loosely connected to the Internet.The language is worth knowing, but I’d have liked a book with exercises.

  10. Review by for Internet Programming with Python Rating: This book does an excellent job explaining how to use Python in general, including internet programming. It also includes a CD that enables the buyer to set up Python on their own system, be it Win95, Dos, Unix, etc. Unfortunately, this CD does not include a setup program. It does include some instructions for setting it up, however, this is not a straightforward process. I would recommend this book only for someone who has at least little programming experience and knowledge of their operating system.

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