Code Challenge 38 - Build Your Own Hacktoberfest Checker With Bottle

Posted by PyBites on Wed 04 October 2017 in Challenge • Tagged with Hacktoberfest, DigitalOcean, Bottle, GitHub, API, Web development • 2 min read

Hi Pythonistas, Hacktoberfest started. Let's make open source better and track our progress with a little app you will build using the Bottle web framework.


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Code Challenge 37 - Automate a Task With Twilio - Review

Posted by PyBites on Tue 03 October 2017 in Challenges • Tagged with Twilio, API, apis, sms, notifications, birthdays, automation • 1 min read

In this article we review last week's Automate a Task With Twilio code challenge.


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Code Challenge 37 - Automate a Task With Twilio

Posted by PyBites on Mon 25 September 2017 in Challenge • Tagged with Twilio, API, apis, sms, notifications, birthdays, automation • 1 min read

Hi Pythonistas, this week we got a really cool challenge for you. Our Never Forget A Friend’s Birthday with Python, Flask and Twilio article got released on Twilio's blog and we thought it would be awesome to have you code up the next Twilio app. Join our challenge and if you build something serious you could even pitch it to Twilio!


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Twitter digest 2017 week 35

Posted by PyBites on Sun 03 September 2017 in Digest • Tagged with twitter, news, tips, python, Celery, RabbitMQ, tutorial, Ubuntu, snap, GitHub, API, Django, REST, Pipenv, Docker, Swarm, Kubernetes, Nomad, data science, PyFiddle, IDE, courses, concurrency, wtfPython, examples • 2 min read

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


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Twitter digest 2017 week 33

Posted by PyBites on Sun 20 August 2017 in Digest • Tagged with twitter, news, tips, python, Django, Docker, NNabla, PyTorch, TensorFlow, PyBeeWare, IPython, CLI, PyCharm, Jupyter, Data Visualisation, chatbot, Facebook, API, Pandas, Markdown, Mistletoe • 2 min read

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


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Code Challenge 27 - PRAW: The Python Reddit API Wrapper - Review

Posted by PyBites on Tue 18 July 2017 in Challenges • Tagged with codechallenges, reddit, API, PRAW, dailyprogrammer, post, submission, learnpython • 1 min read

In this article we review last week's PRAW: The Python Reddit API Wrapper code challenge.


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Code Challenge 27 - PRAW: The Python Reddit API Wrapper

Posted by PyBites on Tue 11 July 2017 in Challenges • Tagged with codechallenges, reddit, API, PRAW, news, dailyprogrammer, data, data analysis, textblob, bot, word clouds, nltk • 2 min read

Hi Pythonistas, a new week, a new 'bite' of Python coding! Love or hate Reddit, it has a lot of good data to work with. This week we have you write an app of your choice using the Reddit API. Have fun!


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Building a Karma Bot with Python and the Slack API

Posted by Bob on Sun 25 June 2017 in Tools • Tagged with Slack, karma, bot, API, picle, packaging, logging, Counter • 3 min read

We love Slack! But what if we can make it even cooler? Imagine: you are geeking out with your fellow developers on Slack and you want to give them credit. Or you can write "stupidsubject--" and it automagically shows "stupidsubject's karma decreased to -2". Enter Karma Bot. This is nothing new but building one myself was a great learning exercise and a fun tool we use on our Slack now.


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Twitter digest 2017 week 24

Posted by PyBites on Sun 18 June 2017 in Digest • Tagged with twitter, news, tips, python, Postgres, JSON, Rest, API, Strings, Docker, Flask, React, AWS, learning, Py, Instagram, data science, charts, NASA, Faker, GitHub, Readme, indentation, data analysis, twilio • 2 min read

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


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Parsing Twitter Geo Data and Mocking API Calls by Example

Posted by Bob on Sat 17 June 2017 in Learning • Tagged with twitter, API, mock, geo, data, unittest, pickle, tweepy, testing, 100days • 2 min read

"Is this Bob or Julian?!" ... yeah tweeting from our shared @pybites Twitter account can be confusing! So I made a little script to parse the location of our tweets. Then I extended it to make it testable. I wrote a decorator to cache a couple of API outputs to be used with the unittest.mock patch decorator I learned about. A simple script turned into a good learning exercise.


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