Code Challenge 16 - Query Your Favorite API

Posted by PyBites on Mon 24 April 2017 in Challenges • Tagged with codechallenges, learning, APIs, movies, music, Slack, Twitter, weather • 2 min read

Hi Pythonistas, a new week, a new 'bite' of Python coding! This week we'll let you play with Web APIs. They are fun to fiddle with and great for learning and building cool things. Enjoy!


Continue reading

Twitter digest 2017 week 16

Posted by PyBites on Sun 23 April 2017 in Digest • Tagged with twitter, news, tips, python, aws, pillow, passwords, books, folium, sql, automation, machine learning, tensorflow, podcasts, data science • 2 min read

Every weekend we share a curated list of 15 cool things (mostly Python) that we found / tweeted throughout the week.


Continue reading

Code Challenge 15 - Create a Simple Flask App - Review

Posted by PyBites on Sat 22 April 2017 in Challenges • Tagged with codechallenges, learning, Flask, task manager, reading planner, meal history • 3 min read

It's end of the week again so we review the code challenge of this week. It's never late to sign up, just fork our challenges repo and start coding.


Continue reading

Simple Flask app to compare the weather of 2 cities

Posted by Bob on Thu 20 April 2017 in Flask • Tagged with Flask, weather, API, OpenWeatherMap, learning, Heroku, pytz, deploy, Jinja, CSS • 3 min read

In this post I show you how to build a simple Flask app to compare the weather of 2 cities using the OpenWeatherMap API. Maybe this aids you in solving this week's challenge.


Continue reading

Behind the Scenes of PyBites - a Blog for Passionate Pythonistas (Post #100 Special)

Posted by PyBites on Tue 18 April 2017 in Special • Tagged with special, milestone, softskills, learning, lessons, community, pelican, challenge, python, pybites, automation • 6 min read

Python is hot according to Dice. It’s an easy language to learn, has an elegant design and is widely used. In this article we proudly present our now 4 months journey into building PyBites. It’s a reflection of what we achieved and lessons learned. We hope to inspire fellow developers to start their own venture. It is very rewarding!


Continue reading

Code Challenge 15 - Create a Simple Flask App

Posted by PyBites on Mon 17 April 2017 in Challenges • Tagged with codechallenges, learning, flask, todo • 2 min read

Hi Pythonistas, a new week, a new 'bite' of Python coding! This week we’re going to get down and dirty with Python Flask. Flask is becoming a hot skill to have up your sleeve. We’re all in with learning it so figure it’s about time we had a challenge on it! Enjoy!


Continue reading

Twitter digest 2017 week 15

Posted by PyBites on Sun 16 April 2017 in Digest • Tagged with twitter, news, tips, python, frameworks, chrome, iterm2, twilio, books, learning, beginners, dictionaries, web scraping, cheat sheet, bokeh, data science, decorators, APIs, pygamels • 2 min read

Every weekend we share a curated list of 15 cool things (mostly Python) that we found / tweeted throughout the week.


Continue reading

Code Challenge 14 - Write DRY Code With Decorators - Review

Posted by PyBites on Sat 15 April 2017 in Challenges • Tagged with codechallenges, learning, decorators, design patterns, DRY • 2 min read

It's end of the week again so we review the code challenge of this week. It's never late to sign up, just fork our challenges repo and start coding.


Continue reading

Beginning Flask

Posted by Julian on Thu 13 April 2017 in Flask • Tagged with Flask, python, decorators, tutorial, learning • 5 min read

In this post I cover the basics of Flask in language that anyone can understand.


Continue reading

How to Write a Decorator with an Optional Argument?

Posted by Bob on Tue 11 April 2017 in Tips • Tagged with decorators, arguments, tricks, tips, cookbook • 3 min read

When playing with decorators (this week's challenge) I got stuck: how do you write a decorator that takes an optional argument? Python cookbook 3rd ed edition to the rescue. In this post how I failed my way to the right solution.


Continue reading