We've upgraded our toolkit in order to include the latest release of Python 3.4 (and even Python 3.5). We've upgraded Beautiful Soup, as well as added the Twitter API, PDFMiner 3K, and PySerial. This will give us the kind of tools that are required to gather and process a wide variety of information. We can even start building our own specialized gadgets based on the Arduino board.
In the next chapter, we'll start with some missions that will exploit our new Python 3.4 tools. We'll examine some foundational data gathering techniques. We'll look at how examining web server logs can reveal patterns of access. This is a kind of big data application since a busy web server can enjoy a lot of traffic.