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Python Requests Essentials

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Python Requests Essentials, 9781784395414 (1784395412), Packt Publishing, 2015

Learn how to integrate your applications seamlessly with web services using Python Requests

About This Book

  • A fast-paced guide that demonstrates the use of Python Requests with the help of examples
  • Learn web scraping with Beautiful Soup and Python Requests libraries
  • Interact with social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit to retrieve data from them

Who This Book Is For

If you are a Python administrator or developer interested in interacting with web APIs and have a passion for creating your own web applications, this is the book for you. Basic knowledge of Python programming, APIs, and web services will be an advantage.

What You Will Learn

  • Demonstrate the use of Python Requests with the help of examples
  • Use the Requests module to deal with the inner sections of the request-response cycles
  • Implement the RESTful Web API with Python Requests
  • Authenticate Requests using different authentication methods
  • Emulate server actions and interact with a mock server
  • Interact with social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and reddit
  • Scrape the Web with Python Requests and BeautifulSoup
  • Build your own web application with Flask

In Detail

Python is one of the most popular programming languages of our era; the Python Requests library is one of the world's best clients, with the highest number of downloads. It allows hassle-free interactions with web applications using simple procedures.

You will be shown how to mock HTTP Requests using HTTPretty, and will learn to interact with social media using Requests. This book will help you to grasp the art of web scraping with the BeautifulSoup and Python Requests libraries, and will then paddle you through Requests impressive ability to interact with APIs. It will empower you with the best practices for seamlessly drawing data from web apps. Last but not least, you will get the chance to polish your skills by implementing a RESTful Web API with Python and Flask!

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