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Episode 90: A Python Journey: Cyber Security, Automating AWS, and TDD

The Real Python Podcast

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.

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Hugh has a background in programming C and Perl and started to use Python in a cyber security job. He explains the way he used Python to search for malware. Hugh provides some suggestions for security packages and tools.

Recently Hugh has been working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and using the Boto3 library to automate services and manage credentials. We also discuss his affinity for test-driven development and the use of pytest.


  • 00:00:00 – Introduction
  • 00:01:44 – How did you get introduced to Python?
  • 00:05:52 – What types of tasks were you doing in cyber security?
  • 00:10:21 – Why do you think Python is popular for cyber security?
  • 00:14:57 – Python libraries to check for security vulnerabilities
  • 00:18:07 – Sponsor: Cloudsmith
  • 00:18:52 – Boto3 for managing AWS with Python
  • 00:25:21 – What is your background with test-driven development?
  • 00:33:58 – Video Course Spotlight
  • 00:35:22 – Finding Real Python and learning about Python tools
  • 00:41:42 – Getting involved in the Real Python community
  • 00:45:45 – What are excited about in the world of Python?
  • 00:47:32 – What do you want to learn next?
  • 00:53:14 – Thanks and goodbye

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