[Twisted-Python] Re: Teach Me Twisted Redux

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Thu Mar 20 21:06:23 EDT 2008

On 20 Mar, 06:08 pm, lists at sourceillustrated.com wrote:
>So, I bought the Oreilly book and Python in a Nutshell. I've made it
>through the Nutshell book (I spent 3 months doing python back in 2003,
>so it's not completely new to me). My next steps include the book
>first and online docs second...but now am I to understand that both
>are useless? Should I just dive into the code instead?

No, absolutely not.

We have a useful FAQ and some useful tutorial documents.  For example, 
Moshe Zadka's "finger" tutorial (while not perfect) is an excellent 
example of how to use Twisted, and its multi-layered approach:


This is the first google hit for "twisted tutorial".

The first google hit for "writing servers", by the way:


is a great low-level introduction to Twisted's core concepts.

Of course, like any large project, the documentation for different parts 
of Twisted is going to vary a lot.  But it would be a gross 
overstatement to say there's no documentation or that it's completely 

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