What if you could create an application and deploy it to the web with just Python? Wouldn’t it be nice to skip the additional full-stack development steps of learning three different languages in addition to Python? That’s the idea behind Anvil. This week on the show, we have Meredydd Luff, co-founder of Anvil.
👉 Links from the show: https://realpython.com/podcasts/rpp/63/
We talk about the history of Anvil and how the founders wanted to simplify web app creation. We discuss their choice to make the project open source and how it benefited the project’s development. We also cover creating a portfolio of projects and things that employers look for in the hiring process.
00:00:00 – Introduction
00:01:33 – What is Anvil?
00:03:16 – Why did you choose Python for Anvil?
00:06:47 – The three general groups of developers
00:17:04 – Sponsor: Digital Ocean’s App Platform
00:17:40 – What Python libraries are available to developers?
00:19:48 – Working with PDFs and files
00:22:17 – Free accounts scaling to business accounts and self hosting
00:24:32 – Modularity of code and user management
00:31:12 – High school students creating projects and starting programming
00:35:33 – Video Course Spotlight
00:36:45 – What is server code vs client code?
00:41:35 – Designing the UI and responsive web design
00:48:10 – Working with APIs and modularity of code
00:49:47 – Building a portfolio of projects as a employment strategy
00:52:29 – If you were to start this project over from scratch, what would you change?
00:55:01 – What were the benefits to Anvil of making it open source?
00:57:10 – What has been your biggest challenge?
01:01:16 – Anvil is hiring
01:05:18 – What are you excited about in the world of Python?
01:07:35 – What do you want to learn next?
01:09:54 – Thanks and goodbye