Thursday, August 25, 2005

Why Twisted?

If you want to do it over the network, Twisted is the way of wizards. But, first, you must earn your cape and wand.

The Twisted site http://twistedmatrix.com provides megabytes of outstanding documentation. But much of it assumes that the reader knows more than your humble Techno. So Techno created the website Techno Turkey's Twisted Adventure to document his plodding steps through Twisted, starting with Twisted.web. Techno strives to make the fewest possible assumptions on the website beyond html 101, basic Linux literacy, and a passing acquaintance with Python.

This blog is an informal diary of Techno's struggles to bring insightful content to the website. Among other things, it provides a forum for fellow travellers to talk back.

Twisted was developed by the wizard collective at Twisted Matrix Laboratories to provide network support for Twisted Reality, a framework for building interactive, multi-player, text-based fictional worlds.

But, even if you're an old sobersides with no time for games, Twisted provides nearly every function you'll need to connect your Python application to the internet through HTTP, SMTP, DNS, IRS, TELNET, POP3, SSH and more.


1 Comments:

Blogger Nils said...

Thanks, Turkey! Let's hope this blog will flourish.

Based on my reading of quite a few rants concerning Twisted around the web, the documentation can surely be improved. May I suggest you point people from the start to probably the most important place for improving documentation?

The Twisted bug tracker, also including documentation problems:

http://twistedmatrix.com/bugs/

Make sure to use the documentation keyword, and assign the bug to 'hypatia'!

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