Asynchronous Programming with Python
Priyank Trivedi (~priyankt68) |
As a programmer, each one of us begin their programming with sequential execution of a program loop. But as we build more and more complex applications, there exists a need to do some input/output which should not block the execution of your program. For instance, a program is halted while it's waiting for user to provide input. Now, that's a problem and certainly not an efficient utilisation of one's computing resources. How do you solve it ?
One maybe tempted to use threads or multiprocessing but it has it's own share of memory constraints.
To your rescue comes, Asynchronous Programming.
Asynchronous Programming or I/O is a form of input/output processing that permits other processing to continue before the transmission has finished. More on it here.
This talk will discuss more on the drawbacks of multiprocessing and thread and build a case for asynchronous programming. At the end of the talk, a demo will make things much clearer to the audience.
Participants are expected to have basic working knowledge of Python and socket programming.
What to expect in the talk is briefly described in the presentation here : http://slides.com/priyankt68/asynchronous-programming-in-python
Priyank Trivedi works as a Backend Engineer at Zenatix Solutions, an energy analytics startup. At Zenatix, he heavily uses asynchronous programming paradigm to manage incoming stream of time series data from numerous sensors. Priyank has worked with twisted, an event-driven networking engine in the past.
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