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Episode 51: Navigating Options for Deploying Your Python Application

The Real Python Podcast

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 Sponsor:

Calvin is the co-founder and CTO of Six Feet Up, and co-organizer of the Python Web Conference. We talk about finding the right tools for clients. He also discusses the Python platform they created for hosting a virtual conference.

We also discuss hosting personal portfolio projects. That conversation leads to the question, what types of skills you can showcase through creating a hosted project.

Topics:

  • 00:00:00 – Introduction
  • 00:01:46 – What considerations to start with for deployment?
  • 00:04:02 – What is Saltstack?
  • 00:06:00 – The changing cloud hosting landscape
  • 00:10:12 – Containers, Docker, and other standards
  • 00:11:28 – How do you learn about this technology?
  • 00:15:58 – Concerns of setting up development vs production environments
  • 00:17:41 – Security concerns
  • 00:19:20 – Sponsor: Scout APM
  • 00:20:26 – Deploying a Python portfolio project
  • 00:23:12 – Deploying for a small business project or API
  • 00:29:11 – Cloud formation, Terraform, additional tools
  • 00:30:22 – Deploying a large project
  • 00:35:12 – Frontend frameworks for large web projects
  • 00:39:30 – Video Course Spotlight
  • 00:40:43 – What does your consultancy do?
  • 00:41:37 – What things do you look for in an employee?
  • 00:50:42 – Python Web Conference 2021
  • 00:57:43 – What are you excited about in the world of Python?
  • 00:59:09 – What do you want to learn next?
  • 01:00:49 – What is something you thought you knew about Python, but were wrong about it?
  • 01:02:23 – Thanks and goodbye

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