PyCon US 2018 is coming up in Cleveland, Ohio on May 9th-17th. The call for proposals (CFP) went live in the past few days so now is the time to sharpen your keyboards and get yourself into the proposal writing zone.... (read more)
Your live web application must be deployed and run somewhere other than your local development environment. That deployment location is known as a "production environment" and it is built out of one or more servers.
Let's learn... (read more)
Bokeh can create many... (read more)
How do you know whether your application is running properly with minimal errors after building and deploying it? The fastest and easiest way to monitor your operational Flask web application is to integrate one of the many available fantastic... (read more)
I received the following question via email from someone spending significant effort learning how to code in anticipation of obtaining full-time job with those skills. The question is also frequently asked by university students and coding bootcamp graduates.
This post provides my current answer on how get your first full-time... (read more)
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Lambda provides a usage-based compute service for running Python code in response to developer-defined events. For example, if an inbound HTTP POST comes in to API Gateway or a new file is uploaded to AWS S3 then AWS Lambda can execute a... (read more)
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Lambda
is a "serverless" compute service that executes arbitrary Python code in
response to developer-defined events, such as inbound API calls or file
uploads to AWS S3. Note that AWS Lambda has
nothing to do with the
lambda... (read more)
This blog post contains a loose transcript along with the slides and additional resources from my technical talk that will be given at Oracle Code SF 2017 and DC Continuous Delivery within the next couple of... (read more)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Ubuntu's latest Long Term Support (LTS) operating system was released last year, in April 2016. The 16.04 update for Ubuntu is known as "Xenial Xerus" and it is the first Ubuntu release to include Python 3 as the default Python... (read more)
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)