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Learn Web Development with Python

By : Fabrizio Romano, Gaston C. Hillar, Arun Ravindran
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Learn Web Development with Python

By: Fabrizio Romano, Gaston C. Hillar, Arun Ravindran

Overview of this book

If you want to develop complete Python web apps with Django, this Learning Path is for you. It will walk you through Python programming techniques and guide you in implementing them when creating 4 professional Django projects, teaching you how to solve common problems and develop RESTful web services with Django and Python. You will learn how to build a blog application, a social image bookmarking website, an online shop, and an e-learning platform. Learn Web Development with Python will get you started with Python programming techniques, show you how to enhance your applications with AJAX, create RESTful APIs, and set up a production environment for your Django projects. Last but not least, you’ll learn the best practices for creating real-world applications. By the end of this Learning Path, you will have a full understanding of how Django works and how to use it to build web applications from scratch. This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products: • Learn Python Programming by Fabrizio Romano • Django RESTful Web Services by Gastón C. Hillar • Django Design Patterns and Best Practices by Arun Ravindran
Table of Contents (33 chapters)
Title Page
About Packt

Concurrent execution in Python

Let's start by exploring the basics of Python multithreading and multiprocessing with some simple examples.


Keep in mind that several of the following examples will produce an output that depends on a particular run. When dealing with threads, things can get non-deterministic, as I mentioned earlier. So, if you experience different results, it is absolutely fine. You will probably notice that some of your results will vary from run to run too.

Starting a thread

First things first, let's start a thread:

import threading

def sum_and_product(a, b):
    s, p = a + b, a * b
    print(f'{a}+{b}={s}, {a}*{b}={p}')

t = threading.Thread(
    target=sum_and_product, name='SumProd', args=(3, 7)

After importing threading, we define a function: sum_and_product. This function calculates the sum and the product of two numbers, and prints the results. The interesting bit is after the function. We instantiate t from threading.Thread. This is our thread...