How to Write a Python Class

Posted by Julian on Thu 25 May 2017 in Learning • Tagged with learning, code, programming, python, classes, beginners • 4 min read

In this post I cover learning Python classes by walking through one of our 100 days of code submissions.


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How to Create Your Own Steam Game Release Notifier

Posted by Julian on Fri 19 May 2017 in Learning • Tagged with learning, code, programming, python, sqlite3, xml, email, automation, tools, feedparser, game • 6 min read

In this post we demonstrate ways in which you can parse common data formats used in Python.


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How to Download an XML File with Python

Posted by Julian on Thu 04 May 2017 in Learning • Tagged with tutorial, learning, webscraping, requests, xml, beginners, python • 4 min read

In this post I detail how to download an xml file to your OS and why it’s not as simple as you’d think


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Learn Python by Coding for Yourself

Posted by Julian on Thu 27 April 2017 in Learning • Tagged with learning, code, programming, python, resources, Flask, Warcraft, requests, gmail, APIs, sqlite3, challenge, motivation • 6 min read

In this post I discuss (with examples) why it’s important to learn Python by actually coding. It’s not enough to just read!


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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.


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Flask for Loops - Printing Dict Data

Posted by Julian on Thu 06 April 2017 in Flask • Tagged with Flask, loops, python, decorators, tutorial, learning • 4 min read

In this post I demo how to create an extremely simple Flask app that prints the contents of a Dict to a web page.


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Module of the Week - ipaddress

Posted by Julian on Thu 23 March 2017 in Modules • Tagged with python, tips, code, pybites, ipaddress, sysadmin, stdlib • 3 min read

While playing around with code for our post on generators we discovered the ipaddress module, part of the Standard Library. Such a handy little module!


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Generators are Awesome, Learning by Example

Posted by Julian on Fri 17 March 2017 in Concepts • Tagged with python, tips, code, pybites, generators, iteration, yield • 5 min read

Learn what a Generator is and check out some different examples.


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Comparing Lists with Difflib

Posted by Julian on Wed 08 March 2017 in Learning • Tagged with python, learning, beginners, stdlib, tips, cleancode, bestpractices, pythonic • 3 min read

Learn to compare blocks of text with the difflib module.


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Pythonic String Formatting

Posted by Julian on Thu 02 March 2017 in Learning • Tagged with python, learning, beginners, tips, cleancode, bestpractices, pythonic • 3 min read

The formatting of strings has been a hot topic in Python and something that I struggled with at the beginning. It's quite interesting to see how it's evolved over time to be what it is today!


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