Talk Python to Me is a weekly podcast hosted by developer and entrepreneur Michael Kennedy. We dive deep into the popular packages and software developers, data scientists, and incredible hobbyists doing amazing things with Python. If you're new to Python, you'll quickly learn the ins and outs of the community by hearing from the leaders. And if you've been Pythoning for years, you'll learn about your favorite packages and the hot new ones coming out of open source.

#424: Shiny for Python

July 27, 2023 01:04:22 62.07 MB Downloads: 0

If you want to share your data science results as interactive web apps, you could learn Flask or Django and a bunch of other web technologies. Or, you could pick up one of the powerful frameworks for deploying data science specifically. And if you're searching through that space, you've likely hear of Shiny -- but that's just for the R side of data science, right? Not any longer. Joe Cheng is here to introduce us to the recently released Shiny for Python. And it looks like a very solid new framework on the block. Links from the show Joe on Twitter: @jcheng Shiny: shiny.posit.co Shiny for Python code: github.com Discord community for Shiny: discord.gg Reactive programming inside Shiny: shiny.posit.co Shiny Gallery: shiny.posit.co Examples: shiny.posit.co Orbital mechanics in Shiny: shiny.posit.co Wordle in Shiny: shiny.posit.co Keynote introducing Shiny for Python: youtube.com Watch this episode on YouTube: youtube.com Episode transcripts: talkpython.fm --- Stay in touch with us --- Subscribe to us on YouTube: youtube.com Follow Talk Python on Mastodon: talkpython Follow Michael on Mastodon: mkennedy Sponsors influxdata GlareDB Talk Python Training

#423: Solving 10 different simulation problems with Python

July 24, 2023 01:06:32 64.14 MB Downloads: 0

Python is used for a wide variety of software projects. One area it's really gained a huge amount of momentum is in the computational space (including data science). On this episode we welcome back Allen Downey to dive into a particular slice of this space: simulation problems and Python in Physics and Engineering in general. Links from the show Allen’s web page: allendowney.com Allen’s blog (Probably Overthinking It): allendowney.com/blog Allen on Twitter: @allendowney Allen on Mastodon: @allendowney@fosstodon.org Modeling and Simulation in Python book: allendowney.github.io Programming as a Way of Thinking: blogs.scientificamerican.com Think Python book: greenteapress.com Think OS book: greenteapress.com Pint package: pint.readthedocs.io Free version of the book and Jupyter notebooks: allendowney.github.io Published version: nostarch.com Elm programming language: elm-lang.org SymPy examples: docs.sympy.org Guinness World Record won for bungee 'dunk' into cup of tea: youtube.com Watch this episode on YouTube: youtube.com Episode transcripts: talkpython.fm --- Stay in touch with us --- Subscribe to us on YouTube: youtube.com Follow Talk Python on Mastodon: talkpython Follow Michael on Mastodon: mkennedy Sponsors influxdata Pybites PDM Talk Python Training

#427: 10 Tips and Ideas for the Beginner to Expert Python Journey

July 19, 2023 01:06:06 63.74 MB Downloads: 0

Getting started in Python is pretty easy. There's even a t-shirt that jokes about it: I learned Python, it was a good weekend. But to go from know how to create variables and writing loops, to building amazing things like FastAPI or Instagram, well there is this little gap between those two things. On this episode we welcome Eric Matthes to the show. He has thought a lot about teaching Python and comes to share his 10 tips for going from Python beginner to expert. Links from the show Eric on LinkedIn: linkedin.com Mostly Python Newsletter: mostlypython.substack.com Python Crash Course Book: nostarch.com Watch this episode on YouTube: youtube.com --- Stay in touch with us --- Subscribe to us on YouTube: youtube.com Follow Talk Python on Mastodon: talkpython Follow Michael on Mastodon: mkennedy Sponsors Sentry Error Monitoring, Code TALKPYTHON Talk Python Training

#422: How data scientists use Python

July 07, 2023 01:02:16 60.05 MB Downloads: 0

Regardless of which side of Python, software developer or data scientist, you sit on, you surely know that data scientists and software devs seem to have different styles and priorities. But why? And what are the benefits as well as the pitfalls of this separation. That's the topic of conversation with our guest, Dr. Jodie Burchell, data science developer advocate at JetBrains. Links from the show Jodie on Twitter: @t_redactyl Jodie's PyCon Talk: youtube.com Deep Learning with Python book: manning.com Keras: keras.io scikit-learn: scikit-learn.org Matplotlib: matplotlib.org XKCD Matplotlib: matplotlib.org Pandas: pandas.pydata.org Polars: pola.rs Polars on Talk Python: talkpython.fm Jupyter: jupyter.org Ponder: ponder.io Dask: dask.org Explosion AI's Prodigy discount code: get a personal license for 25% off using the discount code TALKPYTHON. Watch this episode on YouTube: youtube.com Episode transcripts: talkpython.fm --- Stay in touch with us --- Subscribe to us on YouTube: youtube.com Follow Talk Python on Mastodon: talkpython Follow Michael on Mastodon: mkennedy Sponsors PyCharm Prodigy Talk Python Training

#421: Python at Netflix

July 02, 2023 01:04:06 61.81 MB Downloads: 0

When you think of Netflix (as a technology company), you probably imagine them as cloud innovators. They were one of the first companies to go all-in on a massive scale for cloud computing as well as throwing that pesky chaos monkey into the servers. But they have become a hive of amazing Python activity. From their CDN, demand predictions and failover, security, machine learning, executable notebooks and lots more, the Python at play is super interesting. On this episode, we have Zoran Simic and Amjith Ramanujam on the show to give us this rare inside look. Links from the show Zoran on Twitter: @zsimic Amjith on Mastodon: @amjith@fosstodon.org Python at Netflix blog post: netflixtechblog.com pdb++: github.com Pickley: github.com Pickley vs. pipx: github.com DB CLI: dbcli.com Learn you a Haskell: learnyouahaskell.com How Much of the Internet's Bandwidth Does Netflix Use?: makeuseof.com PtPython: github.com BPython: bpython-interpreter.org Flask REST-Plus: readthedocs.io RustUp: rustup.rs Rye: github.com PEP 711 - Distributing Python Binaries episode: talkpython.fm Portable Python: github.com Python Build Standalone: github.com How Netflix does failovers in 7 minutes flat: opensource.com Security Monkey: github.com Watch this episode on YouTube: youtube.com Episode transcripts: talkpython.fm --- Stay in touch with us --- Subscribe to us on YouTube: youtube.com Follow Talk Python on Mastodon: talkpython Follow Michael on Mastodon: mkennedy Sponsors PyCharm influxdata Talk Python Training

#420: Database Consistency & Isolation for Python Devs

June 26, 2023 00:56:02 54.07 MB Downloads: 0

When you use a SQL database like Postgres, you have to understand the subtleties of isolation levels from "read committed" to "serializable." And distributed databases like MongoDB offer a range of consistency levels, from "eventually consistent" to "linearizable" and many options in between. Plus, it's easy enough to confuse "isolation" with "consistency!" We have A. Jesse Jiryu Davis from MongoDB back on the podcast to break it all down for us. Links from the show Jesse on Twitter: @jessejiryudavis Jesse on Mastodon: @jessejiryudavis@mas.to Files related to PyCon Talk: github.com Consistency and Isolation for Python Programmers blog post: emptysqua.re Consistency Models and Visuals: jepsen.io MongoDB Replication: mongodb.com MongoDB Transactions: mongodb.com Jesse's PyCon Talk: youtube.com Database Types: mongodb.com MongoDB Labs: github.com Watch this episode on YouTube: youtube.com --- Stay in touch with us --- Subscribe to us on YouTube: youtube.com Follow Talk Python on Mastodon: talkpython Follow Michael on Mastodon: mkennedy Sponsors Sentry Error Monitoring, Code TALKPYTHON influxdata Talk Python Training

#419: Debugging Python in Production with PyStack

June 14, 2023 01:12:23 69.76 MB Downloads: 0

Here's the situation. You have a Python app that is locked or even has completely crashed and all you're left with is a core dump on the server. Now what? It's time for PyStack! You can capture a view of your app as if you've set a breakpoint and even view the callstack and locals across langage calls (for example from Python to C++ and back). We have the maintainers, Pablo Galindo Salgado and Matt Wozniski, here to dive into PyStack. You'll definitely want to have this tool in your toolbox. Links from the show Pablo Galindo Salgado: @pyblogsal Matt Wozniski: github.com pystack: github.com Watch this episode on YouTube: youtube.com Episode transcripts: talkpython.fm --- Stay in touch with us --- Subscribe to us on YouTube: youtube.com Follow Talk Python on Mastodon: talkpython Follow Michael on Mastodon: mkennedy Sponsors Sentry Error Monitoring, Code TALKPYTHON RedHat Talk Python Training

#418: How To Keep A Secret in Python Apps

June 02, 2023 01:07:11 64.76 MB Downloads: 0

Think about the different APIs and databases your application works with. Every one of them requires either an API key or a database connection string that itself contains a password. How do you let your application access this sensitive information without storing it in source code or putting in other compromising locations? We have Glyph Lefkowitz on the show to share his security fable as well as just good advice for keeping secrets out of Python code. Links from the show Glyph on Mastodon: @glyph@mastodon.social ShhGit: github.com Encrust: github.com GitHub Security Alerts: github.com CIA Triad: fortinet.com pinpal: github.com XKCD Authorization: xkcd.com Tokenring: github.com AWS Vault: github.com Gimme-AWS-creds: github.com Secrets in GitHub Actions: github.com Python Client for HashiCorp Vault: python-hvac.org Pomodouroboros app: github.com DateType: pypi.org Haveibeenpwned: haveibeenpwned.com PEP 541: peps.python.org Glyph's security talk at PyCon: us.pycon.org Watch this episode on YouTube: youtube.com Episode transcripts: talkpython.fm --- Stay in touch with us --- Subscribe to us on YouTube: youtube.com Follow Talk Python on Mastodon: talkpython Follow Michael on Mastodon: mkennedy Sponsors PyCharm RedHat Talk Python Training

#417: Test-Driven Prompt Engineering for LLMs with Promptimize

May 30, 2023 01:13:41 71.89 MB Downloads: 0

Large language models and chat-based AIs are kind of mind blowing at the moment. Many of us are playing with them for working on code or just as a fun alternative to search. But others of us are building applications with AI at the core. And when doing that, the slightly unpredictable nature and probabilistic nature of LLMs make writing and testing Python code very tricky. Enter promptimize from Maxime Beauchemin and Preset. It's a framework for non-deterministic testing of LLMs inside our applications. Let's dive inside the AIs with Max. Links from the show Max on Twitter: @mistercrunch Promptimize: github.com Introducing Promptimize ("the blog post"): preset.io Preset: preset.io Apache Superset: Modern Data Exploration Platform episode: talkpython.fm ChatGPT: chat.openai.com LeMUR: assemblyai.com Microsoft Security Copilot: blogs.microsoft.com AutoGPT: github.com Midjourney: midjourney.com Midjourney generated pytest tips thumbnail: talkpython.fm Midjourney generated radio astronomy thumbnail: talkpython.fm Prompt engineering: learnprompting.org Michael's ChatGPT result for scraping Talk Python episodes: github.com Apache Airflow: github.com Apache Superset: github.com Tay AI Goes Bad: theverge.com LangChain: github.com LangChain Cookbook: github.com Promptimize Python Examples: github.com TLDR AI: tldr.tech AI Tool List: futuretools.io Watch this episode on YouTube: youtube.com Episode transcripts: talkpython.fm --- Stay in touch with us --- Subscribe to us on YouTube: youtube.com Follow Talk Python on Mastodon: talkpython Follow Michael on Mastodon: mkennedy Sponsors PyCharm RedHat Talk Python Training

#416: Open Source Sports Analytics with PySport

May 22, 2023 00:57:29 55.46 MB Downloads: 0

If you're looking for fun data sets for learning, for teaching, maybe a conference talk, or even if you're just really into them, sports offers up a continuous stream of rich data that many people can relate to. Yet, accessing that data can be tricky. Sometimes it's locked away in obscure file formats. Other times, the data exists but without a clear API to access it. On this episode, we talk about PySport - something of an awesome list of a wide range of libraries (mostly but not all Python) for accessing a wide variety of sports data from the NFL, NBA, F1, and more. We have Koen Vossen, maintainer of PySport to talk through some of the more popular projects. Links from the show Koen on Twitter: @mr_le_fox PySport on Twitter: @PySportOrg Calling R from Python: medium.com DuckDB: duckdb.org PySport Playground: playground.pysport.org NFLVerse: github.com NBA Stats: nba.com Sports Databases: opensource.pysport.org Data sets: opensource.pysport.org Visualizations: opensource.pysport.org I/O: opensource.pysport.org Models: opensource.pysport.org Scrapers/APIs: opensource.pysport.org Fast F1: docs.fastf1.dev Fast F1 graphics: docs.fastf1.dev Pysport Intro: pysport.org New Talk Python Training Apps: talkpython.fm Michael's blog post about the apps: mkennedy.codes Watch this episode on YouTube: youtube.com --- Stay in touch with us --- Subscribe to us on YouTube: youtube.com Follow Talk Python on Mastodon: talkpython Follow Michael on Mastodon: mkennedy Sponsors PyCharm influxdata Talk Python Training

#415: Future of Pydantic and FastAPI

May 15, 2023 00:50:05 48.36 MB Downloads: 0

The release of Pydantic 2.0, its partial rewrite in Rust, and its refactoring into Pydantic core and top-level Pydantic in Python is big news. In fact, the alpha of Pydantic 2 was just released. Of course, these changes will have potentially wide ranging (and positive!) effects on libraries that are built upon Pydantic such as FastAPI, Beanie, and others. That's why this chance I had to catch up with Samuel Colvin from Pydantic and Sebastián Ramírez from FastAPI together, live from PyCon 2023. It's a super fun and wide ranging interview I'm sure you'll enjoy. Plus, there is a bit of an easter egg in the middle. Links from the show Sebastián Ramírez: @tiangolo Samuel Colvin: @samuel_colvin FastAPI: fastapi.tiangolo.com Pydantic: pydantic.dev Pydantic V2 Pre Release: pydantic.dev Watch this episode on YouTube: youtube.com Episode transcripts: talkpython.fm --- Stay in touch with us --- Subscribe to us on YouTube: youtube.com Follow Talk Python on Mastodon: talkpython Follow Michael on Mastodon: mkennedy Sponsors Sentry Error Monitoring, Code TALKPYTHON influxdata Talk Python Training

#414: A Stroll Down Startup Lane

May 07, 2023 00:52:47 50.95 MB Downloads: 0

At PyCon 2023, there was a section of the expo floor dedicated to new Python-based companies called Startup Row. I wanted to bring their stories and the experience of talking with these new startups to you. So in this episode, we'll talk with founders from these companies for 5 to 10 minutes each. Links from the show Ponder: ponder.io generally intelligent: generallyintelligent.com Wherobots: wherobots.ai Neptyne: neptyne.com Nixtla: nixtla.io Predibase: predibase.com Pynecone: pynecone.io Watch this episode on YouTube: youtube.com Episode transcripts: talkpython.fm --- Stay in touch with us --- Subscribe to us on YouTube: youtube.com Follow Talk Python on Mastodon: talkpython Follow Michael on Mastodon: mkennedy Sponsors Sentry Error Monitoring, Code TALKPYTHON Talk Python Training

#413: Live from PyCon 2023

April 26, 2023 00:47:20 45.71 MB Downloads: 0

Did you make this year's PyCon event in the US? There was a lot of excitement this time around in Salt Lake City. In this episode I'll bring you a bunch of experiences we had this year. It starts where frequent guest Jay Miller turns the tables and interviews me at the Microsoft booth on the expo hall floor in front of a live audience. Then you'll hear from Mario Munoz, Nick Muoh, Chris Williams, Ray McLendon, and Sean Tibor about their time at the conference. Links from the show Jay Miller: @kjaymiller Mario Munoz: @pythonbynight@fosstodon.org Ray McLendon: linkedin.com Nick Muoh: @nicksspirit@fosstodon.org Sean Tibor: @smtibor@fosstodon.org Chris Williams: @mistwire@fosstodon.org Python Community News: youtube.com The Birth & Death of JavaScript: destroyallsoftware.com Talk Python episode with Rivers Cuomo: talkpython.fm Watch this episode on YouTube: youtube.com Episode transcripts: talkpython.fm --- Stay in touch with us --- Subscribe to us on YouTube: youtube.com Follow Talk Python on Mastodon: talkpython Follow Michael on Mastodon: mkennedy Sponsors airplane Sentry Error Monitoring, Code TALKPYTHON Talk Python Training

#412: PEP 711 - Distributing Python Binaries

April 19, 2023 01:18:20 75.48 MB Downloads: 0

What if we distributed CPython, the runtime, in the same way we distributed Python packages - as prebuilt binary wheels that only need to be downloaded and unzipped to run? For starters, that would mean we could ship and deploy Python apps without worrying whether Python itself is available or up-to-date on the platform. Nathaniel Smith has just proposed a PEP to do just that, PEP 711. And we'll dive into that with him next. Links from the show Nathaniel: @njs@mastodon.social [announce] Pybi and Posy: discuss.python.org PEP 711: peps.python.org Py2App: readthedocs.io PyInstaller: pyinstaller.org py-spy: github.com Anthropic: anthropic.com Trio: github.com Trio on Talk Python: talkpython.fm Zip Documentary: The Dark History of Zip Files: youtube.com Watch this episode on YouTube: youtube.com --- Stay in touch with us --- Subscribe to us on YouTube: youtube.com Follow Talk Python on Mastodon: talkpython Follow Michael on Mastodon: mkennedy Sponsors Sentry Error Monitoring, Code TALKPYTHON Talk Python Training

#411: Things I Wish Someone Had Explained To Me Sooner About Python

April 14, 2023 01:03:45 61.47 MB Downloads: 0

What advice would you give someone just getting into Python? What did you learn over time through hard work and a few tears that would have really helped you? It's a fun game to play and we have Jason McDonald on the podcast to give us his take. Enjoy! Links from the show Jason C. McDonald: @codemouse92@mastodon.online Dead Simple Python: nostarch.com Coroutines and Tasks: docs.python.org Duck Typing: wikipedia.org Static Duck Typing in Python with Protocols: daan.fyi PEP 709: peps.python.org PEP 289: peps.python.org Python Packaging Strategy Discussion - Part 1: discuss.python.org Branch-detective: github.com Hypothesis: readthedocs.io Pydantic v2 announcement: pydantic.dev Michael's venv alias: digitaloceanspaces.com Watch this episode on YouTube: youtube.com --- Stay in touch with us --- Subscribe to us on YouTube: youtube.com Follow Talk Python on Mastodon: talkpython Follow Michael on Mastodon: mkennedy Sponsors Sentry Error Monitoring, Code TALKPYTHON Talk Python Training