In this talk, Meredydd will be talking about Anvil, a platform for building full-stack web apps with nothing but Python.
In this meetup Meredydd will be talking about Anvil, a platform for building full-stack web apps with nothing but Python.
Building for the web is complicated and error-prone – you need to know five different languages and loads of frameworks just to get started. Anvil lets you do it all with nothing but Python. Design your page visually, write your browser-side and server-side code in Python, and even set up a database in seconds! In this talk, Meredydd will walk us through how Anvil works, talk about what it does under the bonnet, and discuss the challenges of designing a programming system that’s easy to use and still powerful enough for seasoned professionals.
Meredydd is a founder of Anvil, a platform for building full-stack web apps with nothing but Python. He thinks programming is the closest thing we have to magic, and wants more people to experience that power. He's been programming since he was little and has a PhD in building usable programming systems from Cambridge. He wants to make the web as easy to program for as a Raspberry Pi.
This is a bluffer's guide to automated testing; when you need it, when you don't, and how you can do it.
Romilly runs RARESchool, a website that offers news, books and courses for Teachers, Students and Makers. He has been programming for almost 60 years and programming in Python since 2002. He is a long-term supporter of the Raspberry Pi and he's currently exploring MicroPython on the BBC micro:bit and is keen to share what he's learned.
For this talk, new author Danny Staple is joining us to introduce his robots, his book, and the choices, challenges and trade-offs he needed to make when writing it.
Danny Staple has been making robots and gadgets as a hobbyist founding the site Orionrobots in 2004 to showcase this. He makes videos and writes about his work with robots, along with mentoring kids at a local coder dojo and running Lego robotics kids clubs with Mindstorms. He's built with the Raspberry Pi, Arduino, ESP8266 and wrote the system "Bounce!", a visual programming language targetted at teaching IOT code on the ESP8266 NodeMCU platform.