The Art of Doing: Fundamental Socket Python Programming

Let your computer programs communicate with sockets and python!


  • Basic python knowledge is recommended.


Python is a fantastic programming language.  After learning the basics, moving onto the various modules and libraries is the next logical step.  So much functionality can be brought into your program by knowing when and how to use the correct python extension. 

In this FREE introductory course learn the basics of networking with python- IP addresses, port addresses, TCP and UDP communication, and more!  Learn how to use the socket module to create IPV4, TCP/UDP sockets to run as on the server side and client side and most importantly, send encoded information back and forth from one machine to another over a network!

We will also preview how to use the threading module so you can take your simple communication stream between an individual client and server and open it up such that your server could host an unlimited number of clients all communicating at once; your own chat room! 

Due to the time limit restrictions on free courses I will not walk you through this project, but I promise you…the foundation will be set for you to go and write this program all on your own!  Get ready to learn the fundamentals and take your python programs to the next level; communicating over the internet!

I can’t wait to have you as a student.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone interested in writing network applications with python
  • Anyone interested in socket programming

Course content

4 sections • 14 lectures • 1h 59m total length