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Python for Mechanical Engineers – Rail Brake distance calculations

In the second post in this series on Python for Mechanical Engineers, we’ll do an example calculation to show the flexibility of Python and Jupyter labs. You can follow this tutorial with the code available on github.   1. Problem… Continue Reading →

Weather Monitoring – Part 3 – Calc Air Quality using Python Queues

Weather Monitoring – Part 1 – with ThingSpeak and Slack Weather Monitoring – Part 2 – Air Quality sensing with Shinyei PPD42NS Part 3 – This post It’s over a 2 years since the last time I worked on my… Continue Reading →

Publishing a Python Package on pypi (warehouse)

One of the great advantages of Python is the ecosystem of thousands of packages that you can easily add functionality to a project – and these packages are very easy to install – just: pip install package_name In this tutorial… Continue Reading →

Make code easier to read with explicitly named parameters in Python 3

One of the (few!) frustrating things I find when I’m either reading my own or someone else’s Python code is when I come across a function call like this(1): Arrrgh! Unless you are sufficiently up to speed with the function… Continue Reading →

5. Use a version control system (Python: beginner to pro in five steps)

Top five things to improve your coding (in no particular order): 1. Document your code (automatically) 2. Write Object Oriented code 3. Get acquainted with useful packages 4. Write tests for your code 5. Use a version control system (This… Continue Reading →

How to Deploy Multiple WordPress Sites Using Virtualmin and Ansible on Ubuntu 16

Digital Ocean and Vultr and other VPS providers have an ability to create a snapshot of a server to be reused, and easily spin up a server with your particular configuration – however that locks you in to their platform…. Continue Reading →

4. Write tests for your code (Python: beginner to pro in five steps)

Top five things to improve your coding (in no particular order): 1. Document your code (automatically) 2. Write Object Oriented code 3. Get acquainted with useful packages 4. Write tests for your code (This post) 5. Use a version control… Continue Reading →

Contributing to an Open Source Python project

A few weeks ago I wrote an Ansible module for Fly. To give you some background, Fly is an application delivery network which I mainly use for auto provisioning SSL certificates for static websites, and Ansible is an open source… Continue Reading →

3. Get acquainted with useful packages (Python: beginner to pro in five steps)

Top five things to improve your coding (in no particular order): 1. Document your code (automatically) 2. Write Object Oriented code 3. Get acquainted with useful packages (This post) 4. Write tests for your code 5. Use a version control… Continue Reading →

2. Write Object Oriented Code (Python: beginner to pro in five steps)

Top five things to improve your coding (in no particular order): 1. Document your code (automatically) 2. Write Object Oriented code (This post) 3. Get acquainted with useful packages 4. Write tests for your code 5. Use a version control… Continue Reading →

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