Awesome Python Talks
An opinionated list of awesome videos related to Python, with a focus on training and gaining hands-on experience.
Writing pythonic code in good style, and for humans…
Transforming Code into Beautiful, Idiomatic Python [49 min, PyCon US 2013, slides] – Learn to take better advantage of Python's best features and improve existing code through a series of code transformations.
Stop Writing Classes [20 + 7 min, PyCon US 2012] – Python is a multi-paradigm language, and while classes are great, they are also overused. This shows real world code examples and refactors the unnecessary classes, exceptions, and modules out of them – leading to a simplification of 660 SLOC to a mere 5 SLOC in one case. But be aware of Start Writing More Classes.
A Python Æsthetic: Beauty and Why I Python [47 min, PyCon CA 2012] – Principles of math and typesetting applied to your Python code to make it pleasing to the eye, and thus more readable and maintainable.
Beyond PEP 8 – Best Practices for Beautiful Intelligible Code [52 min, PyCon 2015] – Raymond helps you to spot the Gorilla in your code.
The New Era
Python 3 and other ‘modern’ and/or exciting stuff…
Architecture & Software Design
The Clean Architecture in Python [50 min, PyOhio 2014, slides] – Applying Clean Architecture (a/k/a Hexagonal Architecture) to your Python code, making it more functional, for easier testing and comprehension.
pytest: rapid and simple testing with Python [40 min, PyCon US 2012] – Overview of the py.test tool for rapid and simple test authoring, introducing common testing terms, basic examples and unique pytest features like reporting for humans and dependency injection.
Build Tools & Automation
TODO Paver, doit, buildout, …
Releasing & Packaging
devpi: driving packaging and testing needs [55 min, PyCon DE 2013] – Introduction to devpi (shortly before the 1.2 release), which is a private PyPI server, a self-updating
pypi.python.org package cache, and a work-flow for uploading, testing and installing packages backed by tools.
Grug make fire! Grug make wheel! [27 min, PyCon AU 2014] – A look back at the confusing history of packaging in Python, how things got better and lead to today's formats and tools for releasing Python code.
Python Packaging — A Zeitgeist [16 + 4 min, PyCon 2014] — A look at the current state of PyPI and related tooling (still applicable in 2016), and what's to come (PyPI 2.0 and metadata 2.0).
Shipping Software To Users With Python [41 + 4 min, PyCon 2016] — glyph talks about building Python code into something a user can use.
Reliably Distributing Compiled Modules [26 + 5 min, PyCon 2016] — Sort-of continues glyph's talk: what happens when you mix in CPython extensions.
DevOps with Python
TODO fabric, Salt, Ansible, …
All about data science with Python…
TODO IPython + other basics
TODO Pandas, bokeh, Anaconda, …
IPython Notebook best practices for data science [35 min, oscon Portland 2015] – How to work with Jupyter in a team, and some opinionated tips on workflows and document organization.
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