Episodes
Do you think it's time to refactor your Python code? What should you think about before starting this task? This week on the show, we have Brendan Maginnis and Nick Thapen from Sourcery. Sourcery is an automated refactoring tool that integrates into your IDE and suggests improvements to your code.
Published 04/09/21
Do you know how a neural network functions? What goes into building one from scratch using Python? This week on the show, David Amos is back, and he's brought another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Published 04/02/21
If you haven't visited the website lately, then you're missing out on the updates to realpython.com! The site features a completely refreshed layout with multiple sections to help you take advantage of even more great educational Python content. This week on the show, we have Dan Bader, the person behind Real Python, and all these architectural changes.
Published 03/26/21
Have you heard about NoSQL databases, or wondered how to use one with Python? How does MongoDB store information and what packages can you use to connect this type of database to your Python project? This week on the show, David Amos is back, and he's brought another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Published 03/19/21
What goes into the decision of how to host your Python code or application in the cloud? Which technology stack is the right size for your project? This week on the show, we have Calvin Hendryx-Parker. Calvin talks about cloud hosting options, infrastructure choices, and deployment tools.
Published 03/12/21
Have you wanted to get your Python code to consume data from web-based APIs? Maybe you've dabbled with the requests package, but you don't know what steps to take next. This week on the show, David Amos is back, and he's brought another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Published 03/05/21
What's the difference between writing code for yourself and developing for others? What new considerations do you need to take into account as a professional Python developer? This week on the show, we talk to Dane Hillard about his book "Practices of the Python Pro".
Published 02/26/21
Do you know the initial steps to get your Python script hosted on the web? You may have built something with Flask, but how would you stand it up so that you can share it with others? This week on the show, we have the previous guest Martin Breuss back on the show. Martin shares his recent article titled, "Python Web Applications: Deploy Your Script as a Flask App". David Amos also returns, and he's brought another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Published 02/19/21
Do you feel like you understand how Python works under the hood? What is syntactic sugar, and how much of it should be in Python? This week on the show, we have Brett Cannon. Brett is a Python core developer and he's been working on a series of articles where he is unraveling the syntax of Python. His series is a fantastic resource for those wanting to learn how Python is structured and works at its core.
Published 02/12/21
Are you interested in building interactive dashboards with Python? How about a project that takes a flat data file all the way to a web-hosted interactive dashboard? This week on the show, David Amos is back, and he's brought another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Published 02/05/21
Are you interested in processing images in Python? Do you need to load and modify images for your Flask or Django website or CMS? Then you most likely will be working with Pillow, the friendly fork of PIL, the Python imaging library. This week on the show, we have Mike Driscoll, who is writing a new book about image processing in Python.
Published 01/29/21
How do you create a virtual conference that retains the interactivity of an in-person event? What are the tools needed for talk submissions, ticketing, and live hosting? Can you find those tools written in Python? This week on the show, we have several of the organizers of the PyCascades 2021 conference. They share the process of restructuring a Python conference to meet those challenges.
Published 01/22/21
What is it like to design a Python library for three different audiences? This week on the show, we have Nir Aides, creator of Jupylet. His new library is designed for deep reinforcement learning researchers, musicians interested in live music coding, and kids interested in learning to program. Everything is designed to run inside of a Jupyter notebook.
Published 01/15/21
Are you familiar with the role data engineers play in the modern landscape of data science and Python? Data engineering is a sub-discipline that focuses on the transportation, transformation, and storage of data. This week on the show, David Amos is back, and he's brought another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Published 01/08/21
It's been quite the year! The Real Python team has written, edited, curated, illustrated, and produced a mountain of Python articles this year. We also upgraded the site and membership with office hours, transcripts, this podcast, and much more. We are joined by two members of the Real Python team, David Amos and Joanna Jablonski. We wanted to share a year-end wrap-up with a collection of articles that showcase a diversity of Python topics and the quality of what our team created this year.
Published 12/25/20
Have you wondered how Python manages memory? How are your variables stored in memory, and when do they get deleted? This week on the show, David Amos is here, and he has brought another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects. Along with the Real Python article on Python memory management, we also talk about another article about creating even and non-even spaced arrays in Python with np.linspace.
Published 12/18/20
Have you started to use generators in Python? Are you unsure why you would even use one over a regular function? How do you use the special "send" method and the "yield from" syntax? This week on the show, we have Reuven Lerner to talk about his PyCon Africa 2020 talk titled "Generators, coroutines, and nanoservices."
Published 12/11/20
If you're coming to Python from a different language, you may not know about a useful tool for working with loops, Python's built-in enumerate function. This week on the show, David Amos is here, and he has brought another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects. Along with the Real Python article covering the details of the enumerate function, we also talk about another article about constructing Python graphical user interface elements in PyQt.
Published 12/04/20
One of the best ways to learn something well is to teach it. This week on the show, we have Kelly Schuster-Paredes and Sean Tibor from the Teaching Python podcast. Sean and Kelly teach middle school students Python and share their art and science of teaching Python on their podcast. They wanted to come on the show to talk about the Real Python articles, quizzes, and other resources they use when teaching their students.
Published 11/27/20
Are you interested in learning more about Natural Language Processing? Have you heard of sentiment analysis? This week on the show, Kyle Stratis returns to talk about his new article titled, Use Sentiment Analysis With Python to Classify Movie Reviews. David Amos is also here, and all of us cover another batch of PyCoder’s Weekly articles and projects.
Published 11/20/20
So you built a web application in Python. Now how are you going to authorize users? Security goes beyond authentication. Who gets to do what, where, and when? This week on the show, we have Sam Scott, chief technology officer from Oso. Oso is an open-source policy engine for authorization that you embed in your application.
Published 11/13/20
Are you ready to move beyond flat files for your data in Python? Maybe you're not sure where to start with databases and SQL. This week on the show, David Amos returns with another batch of PyCoder’s Weekly articles and projects. We cover a Real Python article about managing data with SQLite and SQLAlchemy.
Published 11/06/20
You probably have heard of the bestselling Python book, "Automate the Boring Stuff with Python." What are the next steps after starting to dabble in the Python basics? Maybe you've completed some tutorials, created a few scripts, and automated repetitive tasks in your life. This week on the show, we have author Al Sweigart to talk about his new book, "Beyond the Basic Stuff with Python: Best Practices for Writing Clean Code."
Published 10/30/20
Do you have gaps in your Python learning path? If you're like me, you may have followed a completely random route to learn Python. This week on the show, David Amos is here to talk about the release of the Real Python book, "Python Basics: A Practical Introduction to Python 3". The book is designed not only to get beginners up to speed but also to help fill in the gaps many intermediate learners may still have.
Published 10/23/20
The Python return statement is such a fundamental part of writing functions. Is it possible you missed some best practices when writing your own return statements? This week on the show, David Amos returns with another batch of PyCoder’s Weekly articles and projects. We also talk functional programming again with an article on the Python map function and processing iterables without a loop.
Published 10/16/20