The Real Python Podcast
Python Tips, Interviews, and More
A weekly Python podcast hosted by Christopher Bailey with interviews, coding tips, and conversation with guests from the Python community.
The show covers a wide range of topics including Python programming best practices, career tips, and related software development topics.
Join us every Friday morning to hear what’s new in the world of Python programming and become a more effective Pythonista.
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Like you, I’m relatively new to Python. I’ve recently begun using it regularly at work, so the topics and the libraries you highlight have been extremely helpful to me.
A perfect example is your recent episode on Python packaging. This is something veterans are probably all familiar with, but there are a lot of confusing examples out there. I was able to listen to your episode, head over to the tutorial you were talking about, and create my first Python package, which I then shared with several other non-profits.
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Episode 157: Discussing Mojo & Improving Python Object-Oriented Programming
May 26, 2023 54m
Would you like to speed up your Python machine-learning code dramatically? What if you only had to change a few keywords and add a couple of type hints on portions of your code? This week on the show, Christopher Trudeau is here, bringing another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Episode 156: Virtual Environment Structure & Surveying the Packaging Ecosystem
May 12, 2023 1h 9m
How do Python virtual environments work under the hood? How does understanding these concepts help you with managing them for your projects? This week on the show, CPython core developer Brett Cannon returns to discuss his recent articles about virtual environments and the Python packaging landscape.
Episode 155: Checking Project Dependencies & Python Dev Resource Collections
May 05, 2023 38m
How can you ensure that you've appropriately declared your project's required dependencies? How do you determine what dependencies are missing from a third-party project that you can't run? This week on the show, Christopher Trudeau is here, bringing another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Episode 154: Targeting WebAssembly Platforms & Distilling a Minimum Viable Python
Apr 28, 2023 1h 19m
Are you familiar with the different versions of WebAssembly? Could WASM be the "write once, run everywhere" solution that developers have searched for? Where does distributing Python applications fit in the narrative? This week on the show, we have CPython core developer Brett Cannon to discuss his recent articles about WebAssembly and MVPy.
Episode 153: Seeking Faster Text Processing & Python's .__repr__() vs .__str__()
Apr 14, 2023 42m
What can you do if your text manipulation in Python is slowing you down? Are there faster alternatives using a compiled extension? This week on the show, Christopher Trudeau is here, bringing another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Episode 152: Automate Processes and Distribute Python Tools With RPA and RCC
Apr 07, 2023 49m
Are you exploring automation of your repetitive business tasks with Python? How are you going to share your helpful tools with co-workers? This week on the show, Sampo Ahokas from Robocorp is here to discuss robotic process automation (RPA) and distribution of these robots.
Episode 151: Evaluating Python Packages & Celebrating 20 Years of PyCon US
Mar 31, 2023 1h
Have you ever installed a Python package without knowing anything about it? What best practices should you employ to ensure the quality of your next package installation? Christopher Trudeau is back this week, bringing another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects. We also have Python Software Foundation executive director, Deb Nicholson, to share details about PyCon US 2023.
Episode 150: Lessons Learned From Four Years Programming With Python
Mar 24, 2023 1h 2m
What are the core lessons you've learned along your Python development journey? What are key takeaways you would share with new users of the language? This week on the show, Duarte Oliveira e Carmo is here to discuss his recent talk, "Four Years of Python."
Episode 149: Coding With namedtuple & Python's Dynamic Superpowers
Mar 17, 2023 53m
Have you explored Python's collections module? Within it, you'll find a powerful factory function called namedtuple(), which provides multiple enhancements over the standard tuple for writing clearer and cleaner code. This week on the show, Christopher Trudeau is here, bringing another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Episode 148: Sharing Your Python App Across Platforms With BeeWare
Mar 10, 2023 1h 11m
Are you interested in deploying your Python project everywhere? This week on the show, Russell Keith-Magee, founder and maintainer of the BeeWare project, returns. Russell shares recent updates to Briefcase, a tool that converts a Python application into native installers on macOS, Windows, Linux, and mobile devices.
Episode 147: Django Deployment Strategies & Preparing for PyCascades 2023
Mar 03, 2023 1h 7m
Have you decided how you're going to deploy your Django project? Should you use a VPS or a PaaS? Christopher Trudeau is back this week, bringing another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects. We also have organizers from PyCascades to share details about this year's hybrid in-person and virtual conference.
Episode 146: Using NumPy and Linear Algebra for Faster Python Code
Feb 24, 2023 1h 8m
Are you still using loops and lists to process your data in Python? Have you heard of a Python library with optimized data structures and built-in operations that can speed up your data science code? This week on the show, Jodie Burchell, developer advocate for data science at JetBrains, returns to share secrets for harnessing linear algebra and NumPy for your projects.
Episode 145: Creating a Python Wordle Clone & Testing Environments With Nox
Feb 17, 2023 59m
Would you like to practice your Python skills while building a challenging word game? Have you been wanting to learn more about creating command-line interfaces and making them colorful and interactive? This week on the show, Christopher Trudeau is here, bringing another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Episode 144: Wrangling Business Process Models With Python and SpiffWorkflow
Feb 10, 2023 52m
Can you describe your business processes with flowcharts? What if you could define the steps in a standard notation and implement the workflows in pure Python? This week on the show, Dan Funk from Sartography is here to discuss SpiffWorkflow.
Episode 143: Create Interactive Maps & Geospatial Data Visualizations With Python
Feb 03, 2023 1h 2m
Would you like to quickly add data to a map with Python? Have you wanted to create beautiful interactive maps and export them as a stand-alone static web page? This week on the show, Christopher Trudeau is here, bringing another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Episode 142: Orchestrating Large and Small Projects With Apache Airflow
Jan 27, 2023 54m
Have you worked on a project that needed an orchestration tool? How do you define the workflow of an entire data pipeline or a messaging system with Python? This week on the show, Calvin Hendryx-Parker is back to talk about using Apache Airflow and orchestrating Python projects.
Episode 141: Exploring Python With bpython & Formalizing f-String Grammar
Jan 20, 2023 56m
Have you used the Python Read-Eval-Print Loop (REPL) to explore the language and learn about how it operates? Would it help if it provided syntax highlighting, definitions, and code completion and behaved more like an IDE? This week on the show, Christopher Trudeau is here, bringing another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Episode 140: Speeding Up Your DataFrames With Polars
Jan 13, 2023 57m
How can you get more performance from your existing data science infrastructure? What if a DataFrame library could take advantage of your machine's available cores and provide built-in methods for handling larger-than-RAM datasets? This week on the show, Liam Brannigan is here to discuss Polars.
Episode 139: Surveying Comprehension Constructs & Python Parallelism Infighting
Jan 06, 2023 44m
Have you embraced the use of comprehensions in your Python journey? Are you familiar with all the varieties of comprehension constructs? This week on the show, Christopher Trudeau is here, bringing another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Episode 138: 2022 Real Python Tutorial & Video Course Wrap Up
Dec 23, 2022 1h 16m
It's been another year of changes at Real Python! The Real Python team has written, edited, curated, illustrated, and produced a mountain of Python material this year. We added some new members to the team, updated the site's features, and created new styles of tutorials and video courses.
Episode 137: Start Using a Build System & Continuous Integration in Python
Dec 16, 2022 1h
What advantages can a build system provide for a Python developer? What new skills are required when working with a team of developers? This week on the show, Benjy Weinberger from Toolchain is here to discuss the Pants build system and getting started with continuous integration (CI).
Episode 136: Package Python Code With pyproject.toml & Listing Files With pathlib
Dec 09, 2022 54m
How do you start packaging your code with pyproject.toml? Would you like to join a conversation that gently walks you through setting up your Python projects to share? This week on the show, Christopher Trudeau is here, bringing another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Episode 135: Preparing Data to Measure True Machine Learning Model Performance
Dec 02, 2022 57m
How do you prepare a dataset for machine learning (ML)? How do you go beyond cleaning the data and move toward measuring how the model performs? This week on the show, Jodie Burchell, developer advocate for data science at JetBrains, returns to talk about strategies for better ML model performance.
Episode 134: Building Python REST APIs With Flask & Structuring Pull Requests
Nov 25, 2022 57m
How do you build a REST API using the Flask web framework? How can you quickly add endpoints while automatically generating documentation? This week on the show, Real Python author Philipp Acsany is here to discuss his tutorial series "Python REST APIs With Flask, Connexion, and SQLAlchemy." Christopher Trudeau is also here with another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Episode 133: Moving Projects Away From Passwords With WebAuthn and Python
Nov 18, 2022 44m
What if you didn't have to worry about managing user passwords as a Python developer? That's where the WebAuthn protocol and new hardware standards are heading. This week on the show, Dan Moore from FusionAuth returns to discuss a password-less future.
Episode 132: Creating Tic-Tac-Toe With an AI Player & Shortcuts for Python Decorators
Nov 11, 2022 54m
How do you create a computer opponent for a simple game within Python? Would you also like to learn how to adapt the game to run in a web browser or graphical user interface (GUI)? This week on the show, Christopher Trudeau is here, bringing another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Episode 131: Exploring the New Features of Python 3.11
Nov 04, 2022 1h 2m
Python 3.11 is here! Our regular guests, Geir Arne Hjelle and Christopher Trudeau, return to talk about the new version. Geir Arne wrote a series of preview tutorials earlier this year, and his annual piece, titled "Python 3.11: Cool New Features for You to Try," was published on October 24. Christopher's video course came out the next day, covering the topics from the tutorial with visual examples of Python 3.11 in action.
Episode 130: Fostering an Internal Python Community & Managing the 3.11 Release
Oct 21, 2022 1h 9m
Does your company have a plan for growing an internal Python community? What are the attributes to look for when bringing someone into your department? This week on the show, Pablo Galindo Salgado returns to talk about building community through the Python Guild at Bloomberg and managing the release of Python 3.11.
Episode 129: Using an Ellipsis in Python & Goals for CPython 3.12
Oct 14, 2022 56m
Where should you use an ellipsis in Python? How does it behave as a placeholder in a script, project, or stub file? What are the next goals for the Faster CPython project? This week on the show, Christopher Trudeau is here, bringing another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Episode 128: Using a Memory Profiler in Python & What It Can Teach You
Oct 07, 2022 1h 3m
Have you used a memory profiler to gauge the performance of your Python application? Maybe you're using it to troubleshoot memory issues when loading a large data science project. What could running a profiler show you about a codebase you're learning? This week on the show, Pablo Galindo Salgado returns to talk about Memray, a powerful tracing memory profiler.
Episode 127: Explaining Access Control Using Python & Cautiously Handling Pickles
Sep 30, 2022 58m
Have you ever used code to help explain a topic? How can Python scripts be used to understand the intricacies of access control? This week on the show, Christopher Trudeau is here, bringing another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Episode 126: Python as an Efficiency Tool for Non-Developers
Sep 23, 2022 1h 10m
Are you interested in using Python in an industry outside of software development? Would adding a few custom software tools increase efficiency and make your coworkers' jobs easier? This week on the show, Josh Burnett talks about using Python as a mechanical engineer.
Episode 125: Improve Matplotlib With Style Sheets & Python Async for the Web
Sep 16, 2022 53m
Have you thought the standard output from Matplotlib is a bit generic looking? Would you like a quick way to add style and consistency to your data visualizations? This week on the show, Christopher Trudeau is here, bringing another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Episode 124: Exploring Recursion in Python With Al Sweigart
Sep 09, 2022 1h 20m
Have you wanted to understand recursion and how to use it in Python? Are you familiar with the call stack and how it relates to tracebacks? This week on the show, Al Sweigart talks about his new book, "The Recursive Book of Recursion."
Episode 123: Creating a Python Code Completer & More Abstract Syntax Tree Projects
Sep 02, 2022 1h 13m
How does a code completion tool work? What is an Abstract Syntax Tree, and how is it created in Python? How does an AST help you write programs and projects that inspect and modify your Python code? This week on the show, Meredydd Luff, co-founder of Anvil, shares his PyCon talk, "Building a Python Code Completer."
Episode 122: Configuring a Coding Environment on Windows & Using TOML With Python
Aug 19, 2022 1h 1m
Have you attempted to set up a Python development environment on Windows before? Would it be helpful to have an easy-to-follow guide to get you started? This week on the show, Christopher Trudeau is here, bringing another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Episode 121: Moving NLP Forward With Transformer Models and Attention
Aug 12, 2022 50m
What's the big breakthrough for Natural Language Processing (NLP) that has dramatically advanced machine learning into deep learning? What makes these transformer models unique, and what defines "attention?" This week on the show, Jodie Burchell, developer advocate for data science at JetBrains, continues our talk about how machine learning (ML) models understand and generate text.
Episode 120: Inspiring Young People to Learn Python With Mission Encodeable
Aug 05, 2022 43m
Is there someone in your life you'd like to inspire to learn Python? Mission Encodeable is a website designed to teach people to code, built by two high-school students. This week on the show, Anna and Harry Wake talk about creating their site and motivating people to start coding.
Episode 119: Natural Language Processing and How ML Models Understand Text
Jul 29, 2022 58m
How do you process and classify text documents in Python? What are the fundamental techniques and building blocks for Natural Language Processing (NLP)? This week on the show, Jodie Burchell, developer advocate for data science at JetBrains, talks about how machine learning (ML) models understand text.
Episode 118: Creating Documentation With MkDocs & When to Use a Python dict
Jul 22, 2022 54m
How do you start building your project documentation? What if you had a tool that could do the heavy lifting and automatically write large portions directly from your code? This week on the show, Christopher Trudeau is here, bringing another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Episode 117: Measuring Python Code Quality, Simplicity, and Maintainability
Jul 15, 2022 1h 6m
How maintainable is your Python code? Is it possible to hold the code for your functions in your head? When is it appropriate to use measurements in a code review? This week on the show, Reka Horvath and Ben Martineau from Sourcery are here to discuss their recent PyCon talk, "Actionable insights vs ranking: How to use and how NOT to use code quality metrics."
Episode 116: Exploring Functional Programming in Python With Bruce Eckel
Jul 01, 2022 1h 14m
Would you like to explore the functional programming side of Python? What are the advantages of this approach, and what tools are built into the language? This week on the show, author Bruce Eckel talks about functional programming in Python.
Episode 115: Digging Into PyScript & Preventing or Handling Python Errors
Jun 24, 2022 56m
Have you heard about PyScript? The brand-new framework has the community excited about building interactive Python applications that run entirely within the user's browser. Would you like to dig into the details beyond the "Hello World" examples? This week on the show, Christopher Trudeau is here, bringing another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Episode 114: Getting Started in Python Cybersecurity and Forensics
Jun 17, 2022 1h 1m
Are you interested in a career in security using Python? Would you like to stay ahead of potential vulnerabilities in your Python applications? This week on the show, James Pleger talks about Python information security, incident response, and forensics.
Episode 113: Build Streamlit Data Science Dashboards & Verbose Regex f-Strings
Jun 10, 2022 50m
Would you like a fast way to share your data science project results as an interactive dashboard instead of a Jupyter notebook? Streamlit is a library for creating simple web apps and dashboards using just Python. This week on the show, Christopher Trudeau is here, bringing another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Episode 112: Managing Large Python Data Science Projects With Dask
Jun 03, 2022 46m
What do you do when your data science project doesn't fit within your computer's memory? One solution is to distribute it across multiple worker machines. This week on the show, Guido Imperiale from Coiled talks about Dask and managing large data science projects through distributed computing.
Episode 111: Questions for New Dependencies & Comparing Python Game Libraries
May 27, 2022 51m
What are the differences between the various Python game frameworks? Would it help to see a couple of game examples across several libraries to understand the distinctions? This week on the show, Christopher Trudeau is here, bringing another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Episode 110: Advantages of Protobuf for Serialization in Python
May 20, 2022 58m
Would you like a way to send structured serialized data between different platforms and languages? What if the data was self-documenting, could automatically generate Python code, and would validate itself? This week on the show, Liran Haimovitch talks about protocol buffers and communicating with microservices through Remote Procedure Calls (RPC).
Episode 109: Start Testing Your Python with doctest & Pagination in Django
May 13, 2022 56m
Did you know you can add testing to your Python code while simultaneously documenting it? Using docstrings, you can create examples of how your functions should interact in a Python REPL and test them with the built-in doctest module. This week on the show, Christopher Trudeau is here, bringing another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Episode 108: Run Python in a Browser With Pyodide & The Power of f-Strings
May 06, 2022 56m
Have you heard about the projects working toward getting Python to run in the browser? Maybe you would like to try it out for yourself, by building an interactive Python REPL with Pyodide and WebAssembly (WASM). This week on the show, Christopher Trudeau is here, and he's brought another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Episode 107: Type-Safe ORM With Prisma Client & Real Python at PyCon US 2022
Apr 22, 2022 58m
Are you using an Object-Relational Mapper (ORM) for your Python projects? What if it could work with SQL or No-SQL databases and be fully type-safe? This week on the show, Robert Craigie talks about Prisma Client Python.
Episode 106: Class Constructors & Pythonic Image Processing
Apr 15, 2022 58m
Do you know the difference between creating a class instance and initializing it? Would you like an interactive tour of the Python Pillow library? This week on the show, Christopher Trudeau is here, and he's brought another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Episode 105: Creating Better Error Messages for Python 3.10 & 3.11
Apr 08, 2022 1h 21m
What goes into creating those enhanced error messages in the latest versions of Python? How does the new PEG parser help to pinpoint where errors have occurred? This week on the show, Pablo Galindo Salgado talks about the work that goes into creating these improvements.
Episode 104: Building a Hash Table in Python and Thoughtful REST API Design
Apr 01, 2022 53m
Do you understand how a hash table works? What if you could learn about building one while practicing test-driven development? What are best practices when designing a REST API? This week on the show, Christopher Trudeau is here, and he's brought another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Episode 103: Becoming More Effective at Manipulating Data With Pandas
Mar 25, 2022 59m
Do you wonder if you're taking the right approach when shaping data in pandas? Is your Jupyter workflow getting out of hand? This week on the show, Matt Harrison talks about his new book, "Effective Pandas: Patterns for Data Manipulation."
Episode 102: Making Your Notebook Interactive and Using Python's Assert
Mar 18, 2022 47m
Would you like to build visualizations that allow your audience to play with data? How do you effectively use Python's assert statement during development? This week on the show, Christopher Trudeau is here, and he's brought another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Episode 101: Tools for Setting Up Python on a New Machine
Mar 11, 2022 1h 3m
There are many ways to get Python installed on your computer. If you were going to start fresh, what tools would you use? What if you need to manage multiple versions of Python and virtual environments? What about all the additional tools that make your coding workflow complete? This week on the show, Calvin Hendryx-Parker is here to talk about bootstrapping your Python environment.
Episode 100: Defining Optional Arguments and Moving Beyond "Beginner" Python
Mar 04, 2022 53m
How do you define Python functions that accept optional arguments or default values? Are you wondering how to go beyond being a beginner with Python? This week on the show, Christopher Trudeau is here, and he's brought another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Episode 99: OAuth 2 and Authentication Choices for Your Python Project
Feb 25, 2022 58m
Have you thought about what authentication system you want to use for your Python project? Should you use an existing Python library or a third-party service? This week on the show, Dan Moore is here to talk about authentication systems and OAuth 2.
Episode 98: Drawing Fractals With Python and Working With a Weather API
Feb 18, 2022 51m
Have you been wanting to explore fractals and complex numbers in Python? Would you like to practice working with APIs in Python through a new project? This week on the show, Christopher Trudeau is here, and he's taking on the task of curating new issues of PyCoder's Weekly going forward. He'll be joining me as a cohost every other week and bringing a fresh batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Episode 97: Improving Your Django and Python Developer Experience
Feb 11, 2022 49m
How often have you thought about your Developer Experience (DX)? How do you improve your workflow, find documentation, and simplify code formatting? This week on the show, Adam Johnson is here to talk about his new book, "Boost Your Django DX."
Episode 96: Manipulating and Analyzing Audio in Python
Feb 04, 2022 59m
Would you like to experiment with analyzing or manipulating audio with Python? This week on the show, we have Braden Riggs from DolbyIO to discuss extracting audio features and Python libraries for reshaping audio. Braden shares techniques from his recent talk at PyData Global, "Unlocking More From Your Audio Data!"
Episode 95: What Is a JIT and How Can Pyjion Speed Up Your Python?
Jan 28, 2022 1h 6m
How can you can speed up Python? Have you thought of using a JIT (Just-In-Time Compiler)? This week on the show, we have Real Python author and previous guest Anthony Shaw to talk about his project Pyjion, a drop-in JIT compiler for CPython 3.10.
Episode 94: Designing for Users and Building a Social Network With Django
Jan 21, 2022 58m
Are you looking for a project to practice your Django skills? Designing the fundamental interactions of a social network is an instructive way to explore models and relationships while learning advanced Django skills. This week on the show, we talk with previous guest Martin Breuss about his new four-part series, "Build a Social Network With Django".
Episode 93: Launching Python, Virtual Environments, and Locking Dependencies With Brett Cannon
Jan 14, 2022 50m
Would you like a simple command to launch your Python programs using the newest version of the language installed on your machine? This week on the show, we continue our conversation with Brett Cannon. Brett discusses his project, the Python Launcher for Unix.
Episode 92: Continuing to Unravel Python's Syntactic Sugar With Brett Cannon
Jan 07, 2022 58m
A year ago, we had Brett Cannon on the show to discuss his blog series about unravelling Python's syntactic sugar. Brett has written 15 more entries in the series, and he returns to the show this week to continue our conversation. We dive into unravelling 'async' and 'await' statements and their relationship with Python's generators.
Episode 91: 2021 Real Python Articles Wrap Up
Dec 24, 2021 1h 3m
It's been a year of change at Real Python! The Real Python team has written, edited, curated, illustrated, and produced a mountain of Python articles this year. We also added many new members to the team, updated the site's features, and created new styles of tutorials and projects.
Episode 90: A Python Journey: Cyber Security, Automating AWS, and TDD
Dec 17, 2021 54m
The Python community continually grows, with many users coming from different languages and backgrounds. This week on the show, we talk with developer Hugh Tipping about his Python journey. Hugh is also a member of the Real Python community.
Episode 89: Solving Advent of Code Puzzles With Python
Dec 10, 2021 57m
Are you ready to break open the first days of puzzles from the annual Advent of Code challenge? Advent of Code is an advent calendar of twenty-five programming puzzles published each December. Practicing solving puzzles is a great way to build your Python skills. This week on the show, we have previous guest and Real Python author Geir Arne Hjelle to discuss his recent article titled, "Advent of Code: Solving Your Puzzles With Python."
Episode 88: Discussing Type Hints, Protocols, and Ducks in Python
Dec 03, 2021 1h 21m
There seem to be three kinds of Python developers: those unaware of type hints or have no opinion, ones that embrace them, and others who have an allergic reaction at the mention of them. Python is famously a dynamically typed language, but there are advantages to adding type hints to your code. This week on the show, we have Luciano Ramalho to discuss his recent talk titled, "Type hints, protocols, and good sense."
Episode 87: Building a Content Aggregator and Working With RSS in Python
Nov 19, 2021 57m
Have you wanted to work with RSS feeds in Python? Maybe you're looking for a new project to build for your portfolio that uses Django, unit tests, and custom commands. This week on the show, we have Real Python author Ricky White to talk about his recent step-by-step project titled, "Build a Content Aggregator in Python."
Episode 86: The Legacy of OLPC and Charismatic Pitfalls in Teaching Programming
Nov 12, 2021 1h 22m
Do you remember the One Laptop Per Child program? What went wrong, and what can we learn from the program's failure? What are the potential pitfalls of charismatic technology, and how can we avoid them when introducing students to programming? This week on the show, former guest Al Sweigart and author Morgan Ames are here to talk about her book "The Charisma Machine - The Life, Death, and Legacy of One Laptop per Child."
Episode 85: Exploring Django Templates, Tags, and Filters
Nov 05, 2021 1h 1m
Are you getting the most out of the Django framework? It's a powerful web framework if you're not interested in reinventing the wheel. Django includes a useful template system with inheritance for composing reusable HTML. This week on the show, we have previous guest and Real Python author Christopher Trudeau to talk about his recent articles and courses about Django.
Episode 84: Creating and Manipulating PDFs in Python With borb
Oct 29, 2021 1h 1m
Have you wanted to generate PDFs from your Python project? Many of the current libraries require designing the document down at the pixel level. Would you be interested in a tool that lets you specify the page layout while it handles the specific details of laying out the text? This week on the show, we talk with Joris Schellekens about his library for creating and manipulating PDFs named borb.
Episode 83: Ready to Publish Your Python Packages?
Oct 22, 2021 1h 1m
Are you interested in sharing your Python project with the broader world? Would you like to make it easily installable using pip? How do you create Python packages that share your code in a scalable and maintainable way? This week on the show, Real Python author and former guest Dane Hillard returns to talk about his new book, "Publishing Python Packages."
Episode 82: Welcoming the CPython Developer in Residence
Oct 15, 2021 1h 32m
Earlier this year, the Python Software Foundation announced the creation of the Developer in Residence role. The first Visionary Sponsors of the PSF have provided funding for this new role for one year. What development responsibilities does this job address? This week on the show, we talk to previous guest Łukasz Langa about becoming the first CPython Developer in Residence.
Episode 81: Exploring the New Features of Python 3.10
Oct 08, 2021 54m
Python 3.10 is here! This week on the show, two former guests and Real Python authors return to talk about the new version. Geir Arne Hjelle's article was posted to the site Monday, and it's titled "Python 3.10: Cool New Features for You to Try". Christopher Trudeau's video course came out on Tuesday, and it covers the topics from the article with multiple visual examples of Python 3.10 code.
Episode 80: Make Your Python App Interactive With a Text User Interface (TUI)
Oct 01, 2021 1h 2m
Have you wanted to create a Python application that goes further than a command-line interface? You would like it to have a friendly interface but don't want to make a GUI (Graphical User Interface) or web application. Maybe a TUI (Text User Interface)would be a perfect fit for the project. This week on the show, we have Will McGugan to talk about his projects Textual and Rich.
Episode 79: Measuring Your Python Learning Progress
Sep 24, 2021 55m
Where are you along the path of learning Python? Do you feel like you're making progress? What are ways you can put the learning path into a more precise focus? This week on the show, we talk with previous guest Martin Breuss about his recent article "How Long Does It Take to Learn Python?"
Episode 78: Learning Python Through Illustrated Stories
Sep 17, 2021 48m
Are you a visual learner? Does it help to have programming concepts shared with concrete examples and images? Would you like to see if your child might be interested in programming? This week on the show, we talk with author Shari Eskenas about her books, "A Day in Code - Python: Learn to Code in Python Through an Illustrated Story" and "Learn Python Through Nursery Rhymes & Fairy Tales."
Episode 77: Advantages of Completing Small Python Projects
Sep 10, 2021 1h 9m
Are you a beginner or intermediate Python programmer who has made it through some of the fundamentals? Have you tried to tackle a big project but got stuck and frustrated? Completing some small projects might be the answer. This week on the show, we have author Al Sweigart and talk about his new book, "The Big Book of Small Python Projects."
Episode 76: Harnessing Python's math Module and Exposing Practical Pandas Functions
Sep 03, 2021 50m
How well do you know Python's math module? Maybe you've used a few of the constants or arithmetic functions. You may be surprised by the amount of functionality hiding within this built-in library, and perhaps you don't need to reach for an additional outside library. This week on the show, David Amos is back, and he's brought another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Episode 75: Building With CircuitPython & Constraints of Python for Microcontrollers
Aug 27, 2021 1h 24m
Can you make a version of Python that fits within the memory constraints of a microcontroller and have it still feel like Python? That is the intention behind CircuitPython. This week on the show, we have Scott Shawcroft, who is the project lead for CircuitPython.
Episode 74: Python's Assignment Expressions and Fixing a Botched Release to PyPI
Aug 20, 2021 58m
Have you started to use Python's assignment expression in your code? Maybe you have heard them called the walrus operator. Now that the controversy over the introduction in Python 3.8 has settled down, how can you use assignment expressions effectively in your code? This week on the show, David Amos is back, and he's brought another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Episode 73: Supporting Python Open Source Projects and Maintainers
Aug 13, 2021 1h
How do you define open source software? What are the challenges an open source project and maintainers face? How do maintainers receive financial, legal, security, or other types of help? This week on the show, we have Josh Simmons from Tidelift and the Open Source Initiative to help answer these questions.
Episode 72: Starting With FastAPI and Examining Python's Import System
Aug 06, 2021 45m
Have you heard of FastAPI? An application programming interface is vital to make your software accessible to users across the internet. FastAPI is an excellent option for quickly creating a web API that implements best practices. This week on the show, David Amos is back, and he's brought another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Episode 71: Start Using a Debugger With Your Python Code
Jul 30, 2021 1h 5m
Are you still sprinkling print statements throughout your code while writing it? Print statements are often clunky and offer only a limited view of the state of your code. Have you thought there must be a better way? This week on the show, we have Nina Zakharenko to discuss her conference talk titled "Goodbye Print, Hello Debugger."
Episode 70: What Can You Do With Python and Counting Objects Using "Counter"
Jul 23, 2021 56m
How is Python being used today, and what can you do with the language? Do you want to develop software, dive into data science and math, automate parts of your job and digital life, or work with electronics? This week on the show, David Amos is back, and he's brought another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Episode 69: Planning a Faster Future at the Python Language Summit
Jul 16, 2021 58m
Do you wonder what the future may hold for the Python language? Are there speed improvements coming soon? What if you could be in the room while the core developers discuss Python's future? This week on the show, we have Joanna Jablonski, who was invited to the Python Language Summit 2021 as a journalist to summarize and document the event.
Episode 68: Exploring the functools Module and Complex Numbers in Python
Jul 09, 2021 55m
Are you ready to expand your Python knowledge into the intermediate to advanced territory? What tools are awaiting your discovery inside Python's functools module? This week on the show, David Amos is back, and he's brought another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Episode 67: Securing Your Python Software Supply Chain With Dustin Ingram
Jul 02, 2021 1h 11m
How well do you know your software supply chain? When you PIP install a package, what steps can you take to minimize the risk of installing something malicious? This week on the show, we have Dustin Ingram, a director of the Python Software Foundation (PSF) and a maintainer of the Python Package Index (PyPI).
Episode 66: Practicing Python With CSV Files and Extracting Values With "filter()"
Jun 25, 2021 55m
Are you ready to practice your Python skills some more? There is a new set of practice problems prepared for you to tackle, and this time they're based on working with CSV files. This week on the show, David Amos is back, and he's brought another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Episode 65: Expanding the International Python Community With the PSF
Jun 18, 2021 1h
The popularity of Python is continuing to grow Developers across the globe are embracing the language. How is Python being used in all of these different countries? How does an organization like the Python Software Foundation (PSF) work toward the goals in its mission statement for supporting and growing this international community? This week on the show, we have Marlene Mhangami, a PSF board member and part of the Diversity and Inclusion Work Group.
Episode 64: Detecting Deforestation With Python & Using GraphQL With Django and Vue
Jun 11, 2021 1h 1m
Are you looking for an in-depth data science project to practice your skills on? Perhaps you would like to add new tools to your Python web development projects instead? This week on the show, David Amos is back, and he's brought another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Episode 63: Create Web Applications Using Only Python With Anvil
Jun 04, 2021 1h 11m
What if you could create an application and deploy it to the web with just Python? Wouldn't it be nice to skip the additional full-stack development steps of learning three different languages in addition to Python? That's the idea behind Anvil. This week on the show, we have Meredydd Luff, co-founder of Anvil.
Episode 62: Selecting the Ideal Data Structure & Unravelling Python's "pass" and "with"
May 28, 2021 48m
How do you know you're using the correct data structure for your Python project? There are so many built into Python and even more that are importable from the collections module. This week on the show, David Amos is back, and he's brought another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects. We discuss a recent three-part video course on selecting the ideal data structure.
Episode 61: Scaling Data Science and Machine Learning Infrastructure Like Netflix
May 21, 2021 59m
Would you move your data science project from a laptop to the cloud? Would you also like to have snapshots of your project saved along the way so that you can go back in time or share the state of your project with another team member? This week on the show, we have Savin Goyal from Netflix. Savin is the technical lead for machine learning infrastructure at Netflix. He joins us to talk about Metaflow, an open-source tool to simplify building, managing, and scaling data science projects.
Episode 60: Building a Platform Game With Arcade and Covering Python News Monthly
May 14, 2021 54m
Did you know the Python Software Foundation is hiring! With the recent support of three Visionary Sponsors, the PSF has been able to open positions for a developer-in-residence and a Python packaging project manager. Real Python now has a monthly Python news article. Frequent guest of the show, David Amos compiles and summarizes the biggest Python news from the past month.
Episode 59: Organizing and Restructuring DjangoCon Europe 2021
May 07, 2021 53m
Are you interested in learning more about Django? Would you like to meet other professionals and learn how they are using Django? DjangoCon Europe 2021 is virtual this year, and you can join in from anywhere in the world. This week on the show, we have Miguel Magalhães and David Vaz, two of the organizers of the conference.
Episode 58: Podcast Rewind With Guest Highlights for 2020-2021
Apr 30, 2021 44m
This week's show is a bit different. We are taking a well-deserved short break, but we still wanted to share an episode with you. This rewind episode highlights clips from the many interviews over the past year or so of the show.
Episode 57: Taking the Next Step in Python Game Development
Apr 23, 2021 1h 15m
Are you interested in creating video games but feel limited in what you can accomplish within Python? Is there a platform where you can take advantage of your Python skills and provide the benefits of a dedicated game engine? This week on the show, we have Paweł Fertyk. Paweł is a Real Python author and has been creating games as Miskatonic Studio for several years now.
Episode 56: OrderedDict vs dict and Object Oriented Programming in Python vs Java
Apr 16, 2021 50m
Are you looking for a bit of order when working with dictionaries in Python? Are you aware that the Python dict has changed over the last several versions and now keeps items in order? Could you learn more about object-oriented programming in Python by comparing it to another language? This week on the show, David Amos is back, and he's brought another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Episode 55: Getting Started With Refactoring Your Python Code
Apr 09, 2021 58m
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.
Episode 54: Building a Neural Network and How to Write Tests in Python
Apr 02, 2021 46m
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.
Episode 53: Improving the Learning Experience on Real Python
Mar 26, 2021 1h 10m
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.
Episode 52: Connecting to MongoDB and Updates on the Python Packaging Landscape
Mar 19, 2021 45m
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.
Episode 51: Navigating Options for Deploying Your Python Application
Mar 12, 2021 1h 3m
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.
Episode 50: Consuming APIs With Python and Building Microservices With gRPC
Mar 05, 2021 53m
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.
Episode 49: The Challenges of Developing Into a Python Professional
Feb 26, 2021 51m
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".
Episode 48: Stochastic Gradient Descent and Deploying Your Python Scripts on the Web
Feb 19, 2021 1h 1m
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.
Episode 47: Unraveling Python's Syntax to Its Core With Brett Cannon
Feb 12, 2021 1h 32m
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.
Episode 46: C for Python Developers and Data Visualization With Dash
Feb 05, 2021 44m
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.
Episode 45: Processing Images in Python With Pillow
Jan 29, 2021 47m
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.
Episode 44: Creating an Interactive Online Python Conference for PyCascades 2021
Jan 22, 2021 1h 4m
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.
Episode 43: Deep Reinforcement Learning in a Notebook With Jupylet + Gaming and Synthesis
Jan 15, 2021 1h 2m
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.
Episode 42: What Is Data Engineering and Researching 10 Million Jupyter Notebooks
Jan 08, 2021 55m
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.
Episode 41: 2020 Real Python Articles in Review
Dec 25, 2020 47m
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.
Episode 40: How Python Manages Memory and Creating Arrays With np.linspace
Dec 18, 2020 57m
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.
Episode 39: Generators, Coroutines, and Learning Python Through Exercises
Dec 11, 2020 1h 5m
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."
Episode 38: Looping With enumerate() and Python GUIs With PyQt
Dec 04, 2020 43m
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.
Episode 37: Teaching Python and Finding Resources for Students
Nov 27, 2020 49m
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.
Episode 36: Sentiment Analysis, Fourier Transforms, and More Python Data Science
Nov 20, 2020 57m
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.
Episode 35: Security and Authorization in Your Python Web Applications
Nov 13, 2020 51m
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.
Episode 34: The Python Modulo Operator & Managing Data With SQLite and SQLAlchemy
Nov 06, 2020 52m
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.
Episode 33: Going Beyond the Basic Stuff With Python and Al Sweigart
Oct 30, 2020 1h 27m
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."
Episode 32: Our New "Python Basics" Book & Filling the Gaps in Your Learning Path
Oct 23, 2020 50m
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.
Episode 31: Python Return Statement Best Practices and Working With the map() Function
Oct 16, 2020 46m
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.
Episode 30: Exploring the New Features of Python 3.9
Oct 09, 2020 1h 14m
Python 3.9 has arrived! This week on the show, former guest and Real Python author Geir Arne Hjelle returns to talk about his recent article, "Python 3.9: Cool New Features for You to Try". Also joining the conversation is Real Python video course instructor and author Christopher Trudeau. Christopher has created a video course, which was released this week also, based on Geir Arne's article. We talk about time zones, merging dictionaries, the new parser, type hints, and more.
Episode 29: Resolving Package Dependencies With the New Version of Pip
Oct 02, 2020 1h 9m
If you use Python, then you probably have used pip to install additional packages from the Python package index. Part of the magic behind pip is the dependency resolver, and there is a new version of it in the latest version of pip. This week on the show, we have Sumana Harihareswara and Georgia Bullen, who have been working on the recent releases of pip. Sumana is the project manager for pip, and Georgia has been working on pip's user experience (UX).
Episode 28: Using Pylance to Write Better Python Inside of Visual Studio Code
Sep 25, 2020 50m
A big decision a developer has to make is what tool to use to write code? Would you like an editor that understands Python, and is there to help with suggestions, definitions, and analysis of your code? For many developers, its the free tool, Visual Studio Code. This week on the show, we have Savannah Ostrowski, program manager for the Python Language Server and Python in Visual Studio. We discuss Pylance, a new language server with fast, feature-rich language support for Python in VS Code.
Episode 27: Preparing for an Interview With Python Practice Problems
Sep 18, 2020 47m
What is an effective way to prepare for a Python interview? Would you like a set of problems that increase in difficulty to practice and hone your Python skills? This week on the show, we have Jim Anderson to talk about his new Real Python article, "Python Practice Problems: Get Ready for Your Next Interview." This article provides several problems, which include skeleton code, unit tests, and solutions for you to compare your work.
Episode 26: 5 Years Podcasting Python With Michael Kennedy: Growth, GIL, Async, and More
Sep 11, 2020 1h 27m
Why is Python pulling in so many new programmers? Maybe some of that growth is from Python being a full-spectrum language. This week on the show we have Michael Kennedy, the host of the podcast "Talk Python to Me". Michael reflects on five years of podcasting about Python, and many of the changes he has seen in the Python landscape.
Episode 25: Data Version Control in Python and Real Python Video Transcripts
Sep 04, 2020 1h
Wouldn't it be nice to a use a form of version control for data? Something that would allow you to track and version your datasets and models. Well, that's what the tool called DVC is designed to do. This week on the show, David Amos is here and he's brought another batch of PyCoder’s Weekly articles and projects.
Episode 24: Options for Packaging Your Python Application: Wheels, Docker, and More
Aug 28, 2020 1h 14m
Have you wondered, how should I package my Python code? You've written the application, but now you need to distribute it to the machines it's intended to run on. It depends on what the code is, the libraries it depends on, and with whom do you want to share it. This week on the show we have Itamar Turner-Trauring, creator of the website pythonspeed.com. We discuss his article "Options for Packaging Your Python Code: Wheels, Conda, Docker, and More," covering the how of sharing your code.
Episode 23: Python Wheels and Pass by Reference in Python
Aug 21, 2020 1h 4m
Have you wondered what are Python wheels? How are they used to package Python code? Does Python use pass by value or pass by reference? This week on the show, David Amos is here to help answer these questions, and he has brought another batch of PyCoder’s Weekly articles and projects.
Episode 22: Create Cross-Platform Python GUI Apps With BeeWare
Aug 14, 2020 1h 23m
Do you want to distribute your Python applications to other users who don't have or even use Python? Maybe you're interested in seeing your Python application run on iOS or Android mobile devices. This week on the show we have Russell Keith-Magee, the founder and maintainer of the BeeWare project. Russell talks about Briefcase, a tool that converts a Python application into native installers on macOS, Windows, Linux, and mobile devices.
Episode 21: Exploring K-means Clustering and Building a Gradebook With Pandas
Aug 07, 2020 1h 1m
Do you want to learn the how and when of implementing K-means clustering in Python? Would you like to practice your pandas skills with a real-world project? This week on the show, David Amos is back with another batch of PyCoder’s Weekly articles and projects.
Episode 20: Building PDFs in Python with ReportLab
Jul 31, 2020 53m
Have you wanted to generate advanced reports as PDFs using Python? Maybe you want to build documents with tables, images, or fillable forms. This week on the show we have Mike Driscoll to talk about his book "ReportLab - PDF Processing with Python."
Episode 19: Advanced Python Import Techniques and Managing Users in Django
Jul 24, 2020 51m
Would you like to clearly understand what's happening when you use the Python import keyword? Do you want to use modules more effectively to structure your code? Or maybe you're ready to move to the next level with your Django project by adding user management. This week on the show, David Amos is back with another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Episode 18: Ten Years of Flask: Conversation With Creator Armin Ronacher
Jul 17, 2020 1h 17m
This week on the show we have Armin Ronacher to talk about the first 10 years of Flask. Armin talks about the origins of Flask and the components that make up the framework. He talks about what goes into documenting a framework or API. He also talks about the community working on the ongoing development of Flask.
Episode 17: Linear Programming, PySimpleGUI, and More
Jul 10, 2020 49m
Are you familiar with linear programming, and how it can be used to solve resource optimization problems? Would you like to free your Python code from a clunky command line and start making convenient graphical interfaces for your users? This week on the show, David Amos is back with another batch of PyCoder's Weekly articles and projects.
Episode 16: Thinking in Pandas: Python Data Analysis the Right Way
Jul 03, 2020 1h 2m
Are you using the Python library Pandas the right way? Do you wonder about getting better performance, or how to optimize your data for analysis? What does normalization mean? This week on the show we have Hannah Stepanek to discuss her new book "Thinking in Pandas".
Episode 15: Python Regular Expressions, Views vs Copies in Pandas, and More
Jun 26, 2020 44m
Have you wanted to learn Regular Expressions in Python, but don't know where to start? Have you stumbled into the dreaded pink SettingWithCopyWarning in Pandas? This week on the show, we have David Amos from the Real Python team to discuss a recent two-part series on Regex in Python. We also talk about another recent article on the site about views vs copies in Pandas. David also brings a few other articles and projects from the wider Python community for us to discuss.
Episode 14: Going Serverless with Python
Jun 19, 2020 54m
Would you like to run your Python code in the cloud without having to become an infrastructure engineer? Do you want to have Python functions that run when triggered by specific events? This week on the show we have Anthony Chu to discuss serverless computing and running python functions in the cloud. Anthony Chu is program manager for Microsoft's Azure Functions.
Episode 13: PDFs in Python and Projects on the Raspberry Pi
Jun 12, 2020 45m
Have you wanted to work with PDF files in Python? Maybe you want to extract text, merge and concatenate files, or even create PDFs from scratch. Are you interested in building hardware projects using a Raspberry Pi? This week on the show we have David Amos from the Real Python team to discuss his recent article on working with PDFs. David also brings a few other articles from the wider Python community for us to discuss.
Episode 12: Web Scraping in Python: Tools, Techniques, and Legality
Jun 05, 2020 50m
Do you want to get started with web scraping using Python? Are you concerned about the potential legal implications? What are the tools required and what are some of the best practices? This week on the show we have Kimberly Fessel to discuss her excellent tutorial created for PyCon 2020 online titled "It's Officially Legal so Let's Scrape the Web."
Episode 11: Advice on Getting Started With Testing in Python
May 29, 2020 58m
Have you wanted to get started with testing in Python? Maybe you feel a little nervous about diving in deeper than just confirming your code runs. What are the tools needed and what would be the next steps to level up your Python testing? This week on the show we have Anthony Shaw to discuss his article on this subject. Anthony is a member of the Real Python team and has written several articles for the site.
Episode 10: Python Job Hunting in a Pandemic
May 22, 2020 1h 19m
Do you know someone in the Python community who recently was let go from their job due to the pandemic? What does the job landscape currently look like? What are skills and techniques that will help you in your job search? This week we have Kyle Stratis on the show to discuss how he is managing his job search after just being let go from his data engineering job. Kyle is a member of the Real Python team and has written several articles for the site.
Episode 9: Leveling Up Your Python Literacy and Finding Python Projects to Study
May 15, 2020 1h 16m
In your quest to become a better developer, how do you find Python code that is at your reading level? What are good code bases or projects to study? What are the things holding you back from leveling up your Python literacy? This week we have Cecil Phillip on the show to discuss all of these common questions. Cecil is a Senior Cloud Advocate at Microsoft.
Episode 8: Docker + Python for Data Science and Machine Learning
May 08, 2020 55m
Docker is a common tool for Python developers creating and deploying applications, but what do you need to know if you want to use Docker for data science and machine learning? What are the best practices if you want to start using containers for your scientific projects? This week we have Tania Allard on the show. She is a Sr. Developer Advocate at Microsoft focusing on Machine Learning, scientific computing, research and open source.
Episode 7: AsyncIO + Music, Origins of Black, and Managing Python Releases
May 01, 2020 1h 27m
Want to learn more about AsyncIO in Python, with an example where you can see and hear events being triggered in real-time? This week we have Łukasz Langa on the show. Łukasz has created a talk for PyCon 2020 online about using AsyncIO with Music.
Episode 6: Python REST APIs and The Well-Grounded Python Developer
Apr 24, 2020 54m
Are you interested in building REST APIs with Flask and SQLAlchemy? This week we have Doug Farrell on the show. We talk about his four-part Real Python article series on Python REST APIs.
Episode 5: Exploring CircuitPython
Apr 17, 2020 1h 3m
Have you ever wanted to explore using Python with electronics? CircuitPython is a great platform to get started with. This week we have Thea Flowers on the show. Thea has been creating several hardware projects based around CircuitPython, and she talks about getting started on the platform.
Episode 4: Learning Python Through Errors
Apr 10, 2020 1h 10m
Do you get upset and frustrated when you experience errors running your Python code? This week we have Martin Breuss on the show. We discuss how to learn Python *through* errors, and how errors really are your friends.
Episode 3: Effective Python and Python at Google Scale
Apr 03, 2020 42m
Have you been using Python for a while, but want to be more effective with your code? This week we have Brett Slatkin on the show. We talk about the 2nd edition of his book Effective Python.
Episode 2: Learn Python Skills While Creating Games
Mar 27, 2020 55m
Is game programming a good way to develop your Python programming skills? This week we have Jon Fincher on the show. Jon is an author on the Real Python team, and we talk about his recent articles on PyGame and Arcade.
Episode 1: Python Decorators and Writing for Real Python
Mar 20, 2020 50m
Do you want to learn more about Python decorators? Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes to create a Real Python article? In this first episode, We have Geir Arne Hjelle from the Real Python team on the show.
Episode 0: About the Show
Mar 06, 2020 2m
A weekly Python podcast hosted by Christopher Bailey with interviews, coding tips, and conversation with guests from the Python community.