Black Friday / Cyber Monday Comes Early in 2020

Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals came early this year. From now until December 1st, all my books are on sale on Leanpub using the special links below. Check them out and learn something new Python today! Python 101: 2nd Edition – 25% Off on Leanpub Python 201: Intermediate Python – 30% off on Leanpub …

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Free Python Videos from Manning Publications

Manning Publications recently contacted me to let me know that they had some new Python videos going up on their YouTube channel. Carl Osipov – author of Cloud Native Machine Learning. He created a session on automatic differentiation used by PyTorch autograd for deep learning: Jonathan Rioux – author of Data Analysis with Python and …

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ReportLab 101 – Using the textobject (Video)

In this video tutorial, you will learn all about using ReportLab’s textobject for manipulating and formatting text on the canvas. If you prefer to learn in a written tutorial, you can check out my this other tutorial of mine, ReportLab 101: The textobject Buy the ReportLab Book You can get an entire book on ReportLab …

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Python’s Creator Guido Van Rossom Joins Microsoft

Guido van Rossum announced yesterday that he is coming out of retirement to join Microsoft’s Developer Division: Reddit’s community’s have mixed reactions to the news. Personally, I hope it will be a positive thing. While I had hoped that Guido would get Python into Android development when he was Google and that didn’t happen, I …

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PyDev of the Week: Mary Chester-Kadwell

This week we welcome Mary Chester-Kadwell (@marycktech) as our PyDev of the Week! Mary is a software engineer at Cambridge University Library. You can see some of what she’s up to over on Github. I think you’ll find her journey into Python really interesting. So without further ado, let’s find out more about Mary! Can …

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OpenPyXL – Working with Microsoft Excel Using Python

The business world uses Microsoft Office. Their spreadsheet software solution, Microsoft Excel, is especially popular. Excel is used to store tabular data, create reports, graph trends, and much more. Before diving into working with Excel with Python, let’s clarify some special terminology: Spreadsheet or Workbook – The file itself (.xls or .xlsx). Worksheet or Sheet …

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PyDev of the Week: Kevin Thomas

This week we welcome Kevin Thomas (@mytechnotalent) as our PyDev of the Week. Kevin is the author of Python for Kids, which is “a comprehensive and FREE Online Python Development course FOR KIDS utilizing an official BBC micro:bit Development Board”. Let’s spend some time getting to know Kevin better! Can you tell us a little …

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PyDev of the Week: William Horton

This week we welcome William Horton (@hortonhearsafoo) as our PyDev of the Week! William is a Senior Software Engineer at Compass and has spoken at several local Python conferences. He is a contributor to PyTorch and fastai. Let’s spend some time getting to know William better! Can you tell us a little about yourself (hobbies, …

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