Category: Python

Django Rest Framework API Microservice

Django Rest Framework API Microservice

I recently completed a small project for Zenstores. They simplify the shipping process for ecommerce sites. Their online service lets online businesses use multiple shipping companies for deliveries. Each shipping companies offers a different own...

A couple of Python coding dojo’s

As Joe Wright puts it A Coding Dojo is a programming session based around a simple coding challenge. Programmers of different skill levels are invited to engage in deliberate practice as equals. The goal...

Grafana, InfluxDB and Python, simple sample

Grafana, InfluxDB and Python, simple sample

I recently came across an interesting contract position which uses Grafana and InfluxDB. I’d had a play with ElasticSearch before, and done some work with KairosDB, so was already familiar with time series and...

Namepy – on the shoulders of giants

Namepy – on the shoulders of giants

Whilst my core skill/tool is Python, I’m always learning new things, either inside or outside the Python ecosystem. I recently had the pleasure of working with Angular and Python/Flask. Here is a playful application...

Investment Tracking System – Django/Python

Investment Tracking System – Django/Python

My client, a start up with a lot of experience in their field, had identified an important gap in the market. Large sums of money were being invested, with very long payback periods, without...

Installing Python 2.10 on Linux Mint 17.2

Installing Python 2.10 on Linux Mint 17.2

Warning: You may have some packages on your machine which rely on Python, and which may no longer work after installing a different version of Python. Ideally you should use a virtual machine for...

Bottle – Python micro framework

Bottle – Python micro framework

Like Flask, Bottle is a Python micro-framework. It is so micro that it only consists of a single file. Whilst Flask is already a fairly small framework, some developers prefer Bottle, mainly for its...

Flask and Angular on Heroku

Flask and Angular on Heroku

I am working my way through this excellent tutorial, covering Python3, Flask, Angular, Heroku, SQLAlchemy, Alembic, requests, Beautiful Soup, NLTK, Redis and D3. Here are some extra notes To stop me from blindly copying/pasting...

A simple Python Flask app on WebFaction

A simple Python Flask app on WebFaction

Flask is a popular Python-based micro framework. Here is how to install it on WebFaction. This is based on the Flask instructions and the WebFaction instructions. Log into your WebFaction control panel Domains/Websites ->...

Python for Data Analysis and Natural Language Processing

Python for Data Analysis and Natural Language Processing

As I’m making my way through Natural Language Processing with Python and Data Science from Scratch: First Principles with Python, the first step is to set up the development environment. My first attempt was to install numpy,...