Making a Banner Generator With Pillow and Flask

Posted by Bob on Sat 19 August 2017 in Tools • Tagged with Pillow, Flask, Heroku, Flask-WTF, Flask-SQLAlchemy, challenges, PyBites Banner Generator, images • 4 min read

In this article I will take last week's banner.py Pillow script and integrate it into a Flask app.


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Using Pillow to Create Nice Banners For Your Site

Posted by Bob on Fri 11 August 2017 in Modules • Tagged with Pillow, images, utilities, pybites, curl, refactoring, challenges, PyBites Banner Generator • 4 min read

Running your site or business good chance you A. use promo material like banners and B. you make them manually with Photoshop, Gimp or what not. And yes for anything beyond the basics you probably need those programs. But what if you like to keep it simple and want to semi-automate things? Just an image and text on canvas? Enter Pillow - The friendly PIL fork, which makes this pretty easy. Come explore some of its capabilities with me in this article.


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From Challenge to Project - How I Made PyTrack, Learning Modules and Packaging

Posted by Martin on Fri 07 July 2017 in Learning • Tagged with challenges, guest, PyTrack, packaging, peewee, click, maya, learning • 6 min read

This is a guest post by Martin, a passionate Pythonista who turns our code challenges into cool projects. In this article he describes his process of building pyTrack, a simple task time tracker. Not only did he learn various Python modules - PeeWee, Maya and Click - he also stunned us delivering a project with great documentation and properly packaged code.


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Learning Python by Building a Wisdom Quotes App

Posted by Dante on Tue 09 May 2017 in Learning • Tagged with challenges, learning, guest, wikipedia, API, code review, flask, requests, quotes, forismatic • 2 min read

In this guest post Dante tells us about his Wisdom of the Ages app he built for PyBites code challenge 16 (reviewed here). The best way to learn Python is to build something and we are proud of our community achieving just that.


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The making of my Task Manager App for the PyBites Code Challenge

Posted by Martin on Tue 02 May 2017 in Learning • Tagged with blog, challenges, Flask, Bootstrap, HTML, CSS, Jinja2, Flask-SQLAlchemy, sql, guest, learning • 5 min read

As a relatively newcomer to the Python scene I've come to realize that the best way to learn is to actually participate in coding challenges. This has helped to push me out of my comfort zone.


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Twitter digest 2017 week 02

Posted by PyBites on Sat 14 January 2017 in Digest • Tagged with twitter, news, python, podcasts, data science, challenges, APIs, conda, 3.6 • 2 min read

On Saturdays we will share a curated list of 15 cool things (mostly Python) we found / tweeted during the week.


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