Each chapter in this section may be taken in isolation and covers one particular area of interest in detail. The focus is task-based, and we look at various technologies and libraries in each section, concentrating on how to get jobs done with Python. These chapters naturally vary in their technical depth and appeal, but we hope that there will be plenty of interest for everyone.
This is the definitive reference on Python’s support for COM.
This chapter shows how to connect to databases from Python and illustrates how to manipulate data.
Here we take a look at some common techniques for dealing with email on Windows.
This is a brief discussion on how to use common Internet protocols from Python on Windows.
In this chapter, we discuss the language extensions for working with users, groups, drives, shares, servers, and so forth.
This chapter presents Python’s facilities for working with processes and files, both in a portable and a Windows-specific way.
Here we explore Python’s thorough support for Windows NT services.
This chapter discusses serial I/O, remote access services, and TCP/IP sockets.
Here we present three toolkits: PythonWin, Tkinter, and wxPython.
This chapter presents a complete guide to Python’s extensions to support Microsoft’s Active Scripting technology.
As the name implies, this chapter explains how you can extend Python’s capabilities using other languages.