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Advanced Python Programming

By : Dr. Gabriele Lanaro, Quan Nguyen, Sakis Kasampalis
Book Image

Advanced Python Programming

By: Dr. Gabriele Lanaro, Quan Nguyen, Sakis Kasampalis

Overview of this book

This Learning Path shows you how to leverage the power of both native and third-party Python libraries for building robust and responsive applications. You will learn about profilers and reactive programming, concurrency and parallelism, as well as tools for making your apps quick and efficient. You will discover how to write code for parallel architectures using TensorFlow and Theano, and use a cluster of computers for large-scale computations using technologies such as Dask and PySpark. With the knowledge of how Python design patterns work, you will be able to clone objects, secure interfaces, dynamically choose algorithms, and accomplish much more in high performance computing. By the end of this Learning Path, you will have the skills and confidence to build engaging models that quickly offer efficient solutions to your problems. This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products: • Python High Performance - Second Edition by Gabriele Lanaro • Mastering Concurrency in Python by Quan Nguyen • Mastering Python Design Patterns by Sakis Kasampalis
Table of Contents (41 chapters)
Title Page
About Packt

Asynchronous versus other programming models

Asynchronous programming is one of the major concepts in concurrency specifically, and in programming in general. However, it is quite a complex concept that can be considerably challenging for us to sometimes differentiate it from other programming models. In this section, we will be comparing asynchronous programming with synchronous programming and other concurrent programming models that we have seen (that is, threading and multiprocessing).

Asynchronous versus synchronous programming

Again, asynchronous programming is fundamentally different from synchronous programming because of its task-switching nature. In synchronous programming, the instructions of a program are executed sequentially: a task has to have finished executing before the next task in the program starts processing. With asynchronous programming, if the current task takes significant time to finish, you have the option to specify a time during the task at which the execution...