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Creating SSH Keys on macOS Sierra

Posted by Matt Makai on February 20, 2017.

Deploying Python applications typically requires SSH keys. An SSH key has both a public and a private key file. You can use the private key to authenticate when syncing remote Git repositories, connect to remote servers and automate your application's ... (read more)

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Creating SSH Keys on Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS

Posted by Matt Makai on February 14, 2017. Last updated February 15, 2017.

SSH keys are a necessity for Python development when you are working with Git, connecting to remote servers and automating your deployments. Let's walk through how to generate SSH key pairs, which contain both a public and a private key within a single pair, on Ubuntu ... (read more)

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How to Make Phone Calls in Python

Posted by Matt Makai on November 23, 2016.

Good old-fashioned phone calls remain one of the best forms of communication despite the slew of new smartphone apps that have popped up over the past several years. With just a few lines of Python code plus a web application programming interface we can make and receive phone calls ... (read more)

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Dialing Outbound Phone Calls with a Bottle Web App

Posted by Matt Makai on August 30, 2016. Last updated October 27, 2016.

Python web apps built with the Bottle web framework can send and receive SMS text messages. In this tutorial we will go beyond texting and learn how to dial outbound phone calls. The calls will ... (read more)

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Python for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Matt Makai on July 30, 2016. Last updated August 22, 2016.

Python for Entrepreneurs is a new video course by the creators of Talk Python to Me and Full Stack Python.

We are creating this course and running a ... (read more)

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Setting Up Python 3, Django & Gunicorn on Linux Mint 17.3

Posted by Matt Makai on June 26, 2016. Last updated July 22, 2016.

Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" is December 2015 release of the polished and widely-used Linux distribution. This Mint release includes both Python 2.7 and 3.4 by default, but in this tutorial we will download and install the latest Python 3.5.1 version to run our Django application.

If you want to use a different Linux distribution such ... (read more)

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Configuring Python 3, Pyramid and Gunicorn on Ubuntu 16.04

Posted by Matt Makai on June 19, 2016. Last updated August 10, 2016.

Canonical's Ubuntu 16.04 Long Term Support (LTS) Linux operating system, also known as "Xenial Xerus", was released in April 2016. It is the first Ubuntu release to include Python 3 instead of Python 2 as its default Python ... (read more)

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Replying to SMS Text Messages with Python and Bottle

Posted by Matt Makai on June 05, 2016. Last updated August 10, 2016.

Python applications can easily send SMS by using a web API. Web apps built with the Bottle framework can also reply to incoming text messages by handling inbound HTTP POST webhooks. In this post we'll ... (read more)

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How to Build Your First Slack Bot with Python

Posted by Matt Makai on June 04, 2016. Last updated October 27, 2016.

Bots are a useful way to interact with chat services such as Slack. If you have never built a bot before, this post provides an easy starter tutorial for combining the Slack API with Python to create your first bot.

We will walk through ... (read more)

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Responding to SMS Text Messages with Python & Flask

Posted by Matt Makai on May 30, 2016. Last updated August 10, 2016.

Short Message Service (SMS) text messages are easy to send from Python applications with a web application programming interface (API). Flask applications can also receive incoming text messages and respond back to the sender with ... (read more)

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How to Install and Use MySQL on Ubuntu 16.04

Posted by Matt Makai on May 28, 2016. Last updated August 10, 2016.

MySQL is a common open source relational database for creating, reading, updating and deleting data in Python web applications. Let's learn how to install MySQL on Ubuntu 16.04 and then run a few SQL queries within the ... (read more)

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Setting up PostgreSQL with Python 3 and psycopg on Ubuntu 16.04

Posted by Matt Makai on May 18, 2016. Last updated August 10, 2016.

PostgreSQL is a powerful open source relational database frequently used to create, read, update and delete Python web application data. Psycopg2 is a PostgreSQL database driver that serves as a ... (read more)

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How to Use Redis with Python 3 and redis-py on Ubuntu 16.04

Posted by Matt Makai on May 16, 2016. Last updated August 10, 2016.

Redis is an in-memory key-value pair NoSQL data store often used for web application sessions, transient data and as a broker for task queues. redis-py is a common Python code library ... (read more)

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How to Send MMS Picture Messages with Python

Posted by Matt Makai on May 15, 2016. Last updated August 10, 2016.

Multimedia Message Service (MMS) picture and video messages are a common extension to the Short Message Service (SMS) system for sending text messages. Using a web application programming interface (API) with Python makes it easy to send MMS messages from a web application or script. ... (read more)

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Configuring Python 3, Bottle and Gunicorn for Development on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Posted by Matt Makai on May 13, 2016. Last updated August 10, 2016.

The Ubuntu 16.04 Long Term Support (LTS) Linux operating system was released in April 2016. This latest Ubuntu release is named "Xenial Xerus" and it is the first Ubuntu release to include Python 3, instead of Python 2.x, as the default Python ... (read more)

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How to Send SMS Text Messages with Python

Posted by Matt Makai on May 11, 2016. Last updated August 10, 2016.

Short Message Service (SMS) text messages are ubiquitous for communication all over the world. It is easy to send SMS text messages from a Python application using a web application programming interface (API). Let's take a look at the tools we need ... (read more)

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How to set up Python 3, Flask and Green Unicorn on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Posted by Matt Makai on May 10, 2016. Last updated August 10, 2016.

Ubuntu's latest Long Term Support (LTS) operating system was released last month, in April 2016. The 16.04 update for Ubuntu is known as "Xenial Xerus" and it's the first Ubuntu release to include Python 3 as the default Python ... (read more)

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Setting up Python 3, Django and Gunicorn on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Posted by Matt Makai on May 09, 2016. Last updated August 10, 2016.

Ubuntu released the newest Long Term Support (LTS) version of its operating system in April 2016. The update brings Ubuntu to version 16.04 and its latest code name is "Xenial Xerus". 16.04 is the first Ubuntu release to include Python 3 as ... (read more)

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The Full Stack Python Blog

Posted by Matt Makai on May 08, 2016. Last updated February 18, 2017.

Full Stack Python began way back in December 2012 when I started writing the initial deployment, server, operating system, web server and WSGI server pages. Since then, the pages have expanded out into a boatload of other areas including ... (read more)


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