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 36 - Create an AWS Lambda Function - Review

Posted by PyBites on Tue 03 October 2017 in Challenges • Tagged with codechallenges, AWS, lambda, lambda function, guest, automation, microservices • 1 min read

In this article we review last week's Create an AWS Lambda Function 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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How to Learn Python

Posted by PyBites on Sat 16 September 2017 in Special • Tagged with python, learning, story, books, resources, special, learn-by-doing, inspiration, pybites, blogging, GitHub, Flask, 100DaysOfCode, automation, career, development, pythonistas, freeCodeCamp, howto, zen, software, code quality, programming • 7 min read

Python is a mature language, easy to learn and here to stay. But where to start? We see a lot of new Pythonistas posting questions like: How to learn Python?, Where do I start?, What approach to take?. We were there once too. Now with 9 months of PyBites and 200 articles under our belt, we share how we learned Python.


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Code Challenge 36 - Create an AWS Lambda Function

Posted by Michael on Tue 12 September 2017 in Challenge • Tagged with codechallenges, AWS, lambda, lambda function, guest, automation, microservices • 2 min read

Hi Pythonistas, a new week, a new 'bite' of Python coding! We are delighted to have Michael Herman (Real Python) back to deliver this week's challenge. Prepare to learn some useful new skills and above all have fun!


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Module of the Week: Openpyxl - Automate Excel!

Posted by Bob on Tue 12 September 2017 in Modules • Tagged with excel, games, first script, vba, automation, openpyxl, hacking, unix • 3 min read

You probably remember your first script. I remember the joy of discovering how I could let the machine automate something for me. It still gets me excited everyday. I played a bit with openpyxl yesterday. I used it to hack an Excel game for which I first used a macro. Not particularly useful but a nice exploration of this module.


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Hiding BCC Recipients in Python MIME Emails

Posted by Julian on Wed 06 September 2017 in Tools • Tagged with python, tips, tricks, code, pybites, email, automation, MIME, bcc • 2 min read

How to actually hide the BCC recipients when sending an email with Python MIME.


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Fully Automate Login and Banner Generation with Selenium, Requests and Click

Posted by Bob on Sun 20 August 2017 in Modules • Tagged with Selenium, Requests, selenium-requests, Click, Pillow, automation, scraping, tools, PyBites Banner Generator, images • 3 min read

In part 3 of the PyBites Banner Generator article series I show you how to automatically generate a banner with Requests and Selenium.


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Twitter digest 2017 week 30

Posted by PyBites on Sun 30 July 2017 in Digest • Tagged with twitter, news, tips, python, coding, QuTIP, facial recognition, vim, IDE, Thonny, automation, urllib, packaging, data science, jobs, webscraping, Bokeh, csv • 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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Module of the Week - Pexpect

Posted by Julian on Thu 27 July 2017 in Modules • Tagged with python, tips, code, pybites, pexpect, automation • 3 min read

A brief overview of the pexpect module


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