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Get to grips with the latest container examples, Python 3 features, GitLab DevOps, network data analysis, and cloud networking to get the most out of Python for network engineering with the latest edition of this bestselling guide
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Key FeaturesExplore the power of the latest Python libraries and frameworks to tackle common and complex network problems efficiently and effectivelyUse Python and other open source tools for Network DevOps, automation, management, and monitoringUse Python 3 to implement advanced network-related featuresBook Description
Networks in your infrastructure set the foundation for how your application can be deployed, maintained, and serviced. Python is the ideal language for network engineers to explore tools that were previously available to systems engineers and application developers. In Mastering Python Networking, Fourth edition, you’ll embark on a Python-based journey to transition from a traditional network engineer to a network developer ready for the next generation of networks.
This new edition is completely revised and updated to work with the latest Python features and DevOps frameworks. In addition to new chapters on introducing Docker containers and Python 3 Async IO for network engineers, each chapter is updated with the latest libraries with working examples to ensure compatibility and understanding of the concepts.
Starting with a basic overview of Python, the book teaches you how it can interact with both legacy and API-enabled network devices. You will learn to leverage high-level Python packages and frameworks to perform network automation tasks, monitoring, management, and enhanced network security, followed by AWS and Azure cloud networking. You will use Git for code management, GitLab for continuous integration, and Python-based testing tools to verify your network.
What you will learnUse Python to interact with network devicesUnderstand Docker as a tool that you can use for the development and deploymentUse Python and various other tools to obtain information from the networkLearn how to use ELK for network data analysisUtilize Flask and construct high-level API to interact with in-house applicationsDiscover the new AsyncIO feature and its concepts in Python 3Explore test-driven development concepts and use PyTest to drive code test coverageUnderstand how GitLab can be used with DevOps practices in networkingWho this book is for
Mastering Python Networking, Fourth edition is for network engineers, developers, and SREs who want to learn Python for network automation, programmability, monitoring, cloud, and data analysis. Network engineers who want to transition from manual to automation-based networks using the latest DevOps tools will also get a lot of useful information from this book.
Basic familiarity with Python programming and networking-related concepts such as Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) will be helpful in getting the most out of this book.
Table of ContentsReview of TCP/IP Protocol Suite and PythonLow-Level Network Device InteractionsAPIs and Intent-Driven NetworkingThe Python Automation Framework – AnsibleDocker Containers for Network EngineersNetwork Security with PythonNetwork Monitoring with Python – Part 1Network Monitoring with Python – Part 2Building Network Web Services with PythonIntroduction to AsyncIOAWS Cloud NetworkingAzure Cloud Networking
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From the Publisher
What’s new in the fourth edition?
This new edition is completely revised and updated to work with the latest Python features and DevOps frameworks. Besides updating the software and examples to the latest release, this edition is improved with readers’ feedback and observations on the last publication. In addition to new chapters introducing Docker containers and Python 3 AsyncIO for network engineers, each chapter is updated with the latest libraries with working examples to ensure compatibility and a solid understanding of networking concepts.
The fourth edition of Mastering Python Networking will take you on a Python-based journey to help you transition from a traditional network engineer to become a developer ready for the next generation of networks.
I hope that this book becomes a good resource to help you overcome new and existing network challenges.
What are the key takeaways of this book?
As software development becomes more integrated into all technical operations, traditional command-line interfaces and vertically integrated network stack tools are no longer the optimal ways to manage today’s networks.
The main takeaway I hope you get from the book is a change of mindset when approaching network challenges. We no longer need to think of networks as isolated, domain-specific fields in technology. Instead, we can approach any network challenge in a pragmatic and programmatic way. It is an integrated part of modern infrastructure that can offer a real competitive advantage to any business or organization.
I sincerely hope the book has achieved its goal of helping readers solve their network-related challenges.
Publisher : Packt Publishing; 4th ed. edition (January 20, 2023)
Language : English
Paperback : 594 pages
ISBN-10 : 180323461X
ISBN-13 : 978-1803234618
Item Weight : 2.24 pounds
Dimensions : 9.25 x 7.52 x 1.2 inches