PyDev of the Week: Anthony Tuininga

This week we welcome Anthony Tuininga as our PyDev of the Week! Anthony is the creator of the cx_Freeze library among several others in the cx Suite.  You can get a feel for what he’s currently working on over on GitHub. Let’s take some time to get to know Anthony better!

Can you tell us a little about yourself (hobbies, education, etc)?:
I grew up in a small town in the central interior of British Columbia, Canada. In spite of it being a small town, my school managed to acquire a personal computer shortly after they were made available. I was fascinated and quickly became the school guru. That experience convinced me that computers and especially programming were in my future. I moved to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in order to attend university and ended up staying there permanently. Instead of only taking computing science courses I ended up combining them with engineering and received a computer engineering degree. After university, I first worked for a small consulting firm, then for a large consulting firm and am now working for the software company, Oracle, in the database group. Besides working with computers I enjoy reading and both cross-country and downhill skiing.

Link: https://dzone.com/articles/pydev-of-the-week-anthony-tuininga?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedpress.me&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dzone%2Fwebdev

Modern Python Web Scraping Using Multiple Libraries

In this post, we will talk about Python web scraping and how to scrap web pages using multiple libraries such as Beautifulsoup, Selenium, and some other magic tools like PhantomJS.
You’ll learn how to scrap static web pages, Ajax loaded content, iframes, how to handle cookies, and much more.

Link: https://dzone.com/articles/modern-python-web-scraping-using-multiple-librarie?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedpress.me&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dzone%2Fwebdev

PyDev of the Week: Charles R Harris

This week we welcome Charles R. Harris as our PyDev of the Week. Charles is a core developer of NumPy, one of Python’s most popular scientific computing libraries. He has been working on NumPy since it was still called Numeric. He is also a core developer of SciPy. Let’s take some time to get to know Charles better!
Can you tell us a little about yourself (hobbies, education, etc):

Link: https://dzone.com/articles/pydev-of-the-week-charles-r-harris?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedpress.me&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dzone%2Fwebdev

PyDev of the Week: Adrian Rosebrock

This week we welcome Adrian Rosebrock (@PyImageSearch) as our PyDev of the Week. Adrian is the author of several books on Python and OpenCV. He is also the author of PyImageSearch.com, a very popular Python blog that focuses on computer vision. Let’s take some time to get to know him a bit better!
Can you tell us about yourself and PyImageSearch?

Link: https://dzone.com/articles/pydev-of-the-week-adrian-rosebrock?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedpress.me&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dzone%2Fwebdev

PyDev of the Week: Bert JW Regeer

This week we welcome Bert JW Regeer as our PyDev of the Week! Bert is a core developer of the Pyramid web framework. You can check our his experience over on his website or go check out his GitHub profile to see what projects he’s been working on lately. Let’s take a few moments to get to know Bert better!
Can you tell us a little about yourself? (Hobbies, education, etc?):

Link: https://dzone.com/articles/pydev-of-the-week-bert-jw-regeer?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedpress.me&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dzone%2Fwebdev

I Know How to Code, I Can Code in Anything

Every time I talk to a recent grad I hear a variation of the phrase, “I know how to code, I can code in anything." This is, on the surface, true for some bits like boolean logic and loops. Where it starts to fail for me is when I need to leverage a language’s ecosystem. I’m a Ruby programmer at heart (for the last 10+ years), yet I’m being forced to write in other languages through my CS Masters classes at Georgia Tech. I know I’m a competent coder, but can I really "code in anything"? How much does skill in one language translate to another? First a story about not knowing a programming language. In 2012, I was working for Gowalla (THE major competitor to Foursquare). When the company went under, I started looking for a new job right away. I had two great phone interviews with another social networking company, whose name will be withheld for dramatic suspense. The team was small, but I talked to both founders and we hit it off.

Link: https://dzone.com/articles/i-know-how-to-code-i-can-code-in-anything?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedpress.me&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dzone%2Fwebdev

PyDev of the Week: Bruce Eckel

This week we welcome Bruce Eckel as our PyDev of the Week! Bruce is the author of several books including Thinking in Java, Thinking in C++, and Thinking in Python, among others. He also has a Programming Blog that is well worth a look. Let’s spend some time getting to know Bruce better!
Can you tell us a little about yourself (hobbies, education, etc)?:

Link: https://dzone.com/articles/pydev-of-the-week-bruce-eckel?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedpress.me&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dzone%2Fwebdev

Add a Border to Your Photos With Python

Sometimes it’s fun to add a simple border to your photos. The Pillow package has a very easy method of adding such borders to your images via its ImageOps module. As usual, you will need to have Pillow installed to do any of the examples in this article. If you don’t have it already, you can install it with pip:
pip install Pillow
Now that we’ve taken care of that bit of housekeeping, let’s learn how to add a border!

Link: https://dzone.com/articles/add-a-border-to-your-photos-with-python?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedpress.me&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dzone%2Fwebdev