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Python Parallel Programming Cookbook - Second Edition

By : Giancarlo Zaccone
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Python Parallel Programming Cookbook - Second Edition

By: Giancarlo Zaccone

Overview of this book

<p>Nowadays, it has become extremely important for programmers to understand the link between the software and the parallel nature of their hardware so that their programs run efficiently on computer architectures. Applications based on parallel programming are fast, robust, and easily scalable. </p><p> </p><p>This updated edition features cutting-edge techniques for building effective concurrent applications in Python 3.7. The book introduces parallel programming architectures and covers the fundamental recipes for thread-based and process-based parallelism. You'll learn about mutex, semaphores, locks, queues exploiting the threading, and multiprocessing modules, all of which are basic tools to build parallel applications. Recipes on MPI programming will help you to synchronize processes using the fundamental message passing techniques with mpi4py. Furthermore, you'll get to grips with asynchronous programming and how to use the power of the GPU with PyCUDA and PyOpenCL frameworks. Finally, you'll explore how to design distributed computing systems with Celery and architect Python apps on the cloud using PythonAnywhere, Docker, and serverless applications. </p><p> </p><p>By the end of this book, you will be confident in building concurrent and high-performing applications in Python.</p>
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Title Page

Dealing with unittest

The unittest module is provided with the standard Python library. It has an extensive set of tools and procedures for performing unit tests. In this section, we'll briefly see how the unittest module works. 

A unit test consists of two parts:

  • The code to manage the so-called test system
  • The test itself

Getting ready

The simplest unittest module can be obtained via the TestCase subclass, to which the appropriate methods must be rewritten or added.

A simple unittest module can be composed as follows:

import unittest

class SimpleUnitTest(unittest.TestCase):

def test(self):

if __name__ == '__main__':

To run the unittest module...