A year in weightlifting

At the end of 2020 I had to take very serious action to lose weight, for medical reasons. The COVID pandemic and being home I guess made my body mass to go over some threshold and the doctor got a pretty scary chat with me. So I started talking with a nutritionist and start a plan. The spoilers of that is that it worked. I have lost so far almost 40Kg since I started a year and a half ago. I’m close to what I considered when I started “the ideal situation”,… Read More

The Many Challenges of a (Software) Architect

Software Architecture is a fascinating subject. The objective of a solid architecture for a system is to generate an underlying structure that is separates components in a meaningful way, but at the same time, is flexible to allow the system to grow in capacities and functionalities. That it’s performant, reliable and scalable within the required parameters, but it’s as easy to work with as possible. Even worse than that, the work is to do that at the same time that a myriad of other competing priorities are being done, new functionalities are… Read More

Futures and easy parallelisation

Here is one small snippet that it’s very useful when dealing with quick scripts that perform slow tasks and can benefit from running in parallel. Enter the Futures Futures are a convenient abstraction in Python for running tasks in the background. There are also asyncio Futures that can be used with asyncio loops, which work in a similar way, but require an asyncio loop. The Futures we are talking in this post work over regular multitask: threads or processes. The operation is simple, you create an Executor object and submit a task,… Read More

“Python Architecture Patterns” now available!

My new book is available! Current software systems can be extremely big and complex, and Software Architecture deals with the design and tweaking of fundamental structures that shape the big picture of those systems.The book talks about in greater detail about what Software Architecture is, what are its challenges and describes different architecture patterns that can be used when dealing with complex systems. All to create an “Architectural View” and grow the knowledge on how to deal with big software systems.All the examples in the book are written in Python, but most… Read More

Python Automation Cookbook for only $5!

There’s currently a Christmas offer in Packt website when you can get all ebooks for just $5 or 5€. It’s a great opportunity to get the second edition of the Python Automation Cookbook and improve your Python skills for this new year! Also available, of course, is Hands-On for Microservices with Python, for people interesting in learning about Docker, Kubernetes, and how to migrate Monolithic services into Microservices structure. A great opportunity to increase your tech library!

Still working from home after all those years

We are all experts in working from home now, right? Since March 2020 we’ve been stuck in this strange situation where time has stopped and we are working regularly from home, at least almost everyone in the software industry. Because we were already a bit ahead of the curve. I was seeing more and more remote work since at least a few years before. The first time that I had any meaningful remote work was around 2005. Back then, I was working as a consultant and I had regular meetings with customers… Read More

“Python Architecture Patterns” book announced!

We are getting close to the end of the year, but I have great news! A new Python book is on the way, and will be released soon. Current software systems can be extremely big and complex, and Software Architecture deals with the design and tweaking of fundamental structures that shape the big picture of those systems.The book talks about in greater detail about what Software Architecture is, what are its challenges and describes different architecture patterns that can be used when dealing with complex systems. All to create an “Architectural View”… Read More

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

Podcast Wrong Side of Life

I started a new podcast with Sana Khan (@LegalSana_Khan and http://sanakhanwrites.com/), talking about things that interest us, like society stuff, tech, laws, movies… We recorded already a few episodes, so perhaps you want to take a look. You can listen to it in http://wrongsideoflife.com It’s also available in Apple Podcasts, Spotify and you can search it directly in common podcast applications like Overcast or Castro.