Stories from the Web Crawling trenches in Socket module

Is socket a Python library?

Author: Mohan Ganesan

Date: Feb 20, 2024

The socket module in Python is a built-in interface for networking and inter-process communication. It is not a third-party library and can be imported freely without extra installation steps.

Accessing Resources in Python Without HTTP: Alternatives to the Requests Library

Author: Mohan Ganesan

Date: Feb 3, 2024

Python Requests library is popular for accessing resources over HTTP, but Python also offers options for working with local files, databases, and alternative protocols using the standard library and add-on modules.

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