Basic Python for Data Processing Workshop

I’ll be running a workshop at the European ODSC this 8th of June. The objective of the session is to provide some basic understanding of Python as a language to be used for data processing. Python syntax is very readable and easy to work with, and its rich ecosystem of libraries makes it one of the most popular programming languages in the World. We will see some common tools and characteristics of Python that are basic to analyze data, like how to import data from files and to generate results in multiple… Read More

Got interviewed as PyDev of the Week!

I got interviewed as part of Mike Driscoll’s PyDev of the week series. You can check the interview here

PyLadies Architecture Talk

I gave last November an online talk (at 2020 demands) in the PyLadies Dublin about the general software architecture that we are using in one of the projects that I’m working on, a proctoring tool for online exams. It’s on the minute 26 go the video, the other talks are also quite interesting. (the talk is directly accessible by the URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIY-Z7daEG0&t=26m10s ) Hope you like it!

2nd Edition for Python Automation Cookbook now available!

Good news everyone! There’s a new edition of the Python Automation Cookbook! A great way of improving your Python skills for practical tasks! As the first edition, it’s aimed to people that already know a bit of Python (not necessarily developers). It describes how to automate common tasks. Things like work with different kind of documents, generating graphs, sending emails, text messages… You can check the whole table of contents for more details. It’s written in the cookbook format, so it’s a collection of recipes to read and reference independently. There are… Read More

Brexit

I know politics is not the usual subject in this blog, but I want to make an exception. We are right now at 31st of January 2020, the day the United Kingdom leaves the EU. A bit of background first: I am a Spaniard that has been living in Ireland for the last 10 years. I’ve always been influenced by British culture, I guess through music and literature, and at some point I was considering moving to the UK for work. When I read the results of the referendum, back in 2016,… Read More

Una década trabajando en Irlanda en Desarrollo Software

Hoy hace diez años que me mudé a Dublín, a empezar un nuevo trabajo. Han sido diez años de mucha actividad, y de gran desarrollo personal y profesional, con cuatro trabajos distintos. Además, coincide casi exactamente con “los años 2010s”. Algunos detalles Lógicamente, el inglés que tengo ahora no es el de hace diez años. Aunque me sorprende que siempre haya momentos que no entiendes, o frases que te lías. Esto es más ser quejica que otra cosa. He desarrollado todo este tiempo mayoritariamente en Python, que era mi objetivo inicial. Es… Read More

Interviewed about microservices

I got interviewed about Microservice and talk a bit about my last book, Hands-on Docker for Microservices with Python. I was an interesting view on what are the most important areas of Microservices and when migrating from Monolith architecture is a good idea. And also talking about related tools like Python, Docker or Kubernetes. Check it the interview here.

Hands-On Docker for Microservices with Python Book

Last year I published a book, and I liked the experience, so I wrote another! The book is called Hands-On Docker for Microservices with Python, and it goes through the different steps to move from a Monolith Architecture towards a Microservices one. It is written from a very practical stand point, and aims to cover all the different elements involved. From the implementation of a single RESTful web microservice programmed in Python, containerise it in Docker, create a CI pipeline to ensure that the code is always high quality, and deploy it… Read More

Python Automation Cookbook on sale for Black Friday

Black Friday offer! For this week, you can get the book on the Packt web page from $10 in ebook format. You can get more information about the book in the page or in this post.

Package and deploy a Python module in PyPI with Poetry, tox and Travis

I’ve been working for the last couple of days in a small command line tool in Python, and I took the opportunity to check out a little bit Poetry, which seems to help in package and distribute Python modules. Enter pyproject.toml A very promising development in the Python ecosystem are the new pyproject.toml files, presented in PEP 518. This file aims to replace the old setup.py with a config file, to avoid executing arbitrary code, as well as clarify the usage. Poetry generates a new project, and includes the corresponding pyproject.toml. Most… Read More