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🤰 Pregnancy tracking with the power of Emoji

Guess what? Anvil is 25% pregnant! So I made us a pregnancy tracker app that uses weekly emoji to tell you how big bb is.

Also included: weekly email updates, the fastest unsubscribe in the west, and more nerding out about due dates than would fit in one post…

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19th November 2020

Python objects speak for themselves

One reason Python is so usable is that you can find out precisely how anything works.

We’ll see how to find out how to use any module, even if it’s not documented.

Then we’ll use ast and dis to minutely examine exactly how Python executes a very small program.

12th Nov 2020

🤰 Pregnancy tracking with the power of Emoji

Guess what? Anvil is 25% pregnant! So I made us a pregnancy tracker app that uses weekly emoji to tell you how big bb is.

Also included: weekly email updates, the fastest unsubscribe in the west, and more nerding out about due dates than would fit in one post…

5th of November 2020

Deploying Machine Learning with Deepnote and Anvil

Deepnote is a new, slick data science notebook. But even a slick notebook isn’t enough for non-programmers.

We’ll show you how to deploy a machine learning model with a web UI, using Anvil and Deepnote’s Jupyter-compatible, collaboration-friendly notebook.

27th October 2020

Generating Edgar Allan Poe with GPT-2

To celebrate Halloween, read a mostly coherent and entirely machine-generated scary story in the style of Edgar Allan Poe.

And generate your own grim and haunting tale using the Anvil app!

21st October 2020

New: Build Your Own Portable Objects

You can now define Python classes that can be passed from server code to the web browser – and back!
12th October 2020

Plotting in Pygal

Pygal is an interesting Python plotting library because it produces pretty SVG plots with little effort.

Style comes to the forefront, and the SVG plots are convenient for embedding in a web app.

1st October 2020

The Source Awakens: Classifying Star Wars ships with Deep Learning

Let’s build a deep learning framework in a Jupyter notebook to classify different kinds of ships from the Star Wars universe!

Then we can hook our notebook up to Anvil to share it with the world.

21st September 2020

Python vs the Pandemic

2020 has been a difficult year for people all around the world.

We’ve seen an incredible response from the Anvil community, with a number of our users building tools and applications to help deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll take a look at some of the tools being built with Anvil to help people impacted by the virus.

15th September 2020

Example Dashboards Built with Python

Looking for inspiration on how to present your data?

Take a look at our dashboard showcase to see some of the beautiful dashboards people have built with Anvil.

9th September 2020

How I Built Clockify in 1 day

Stuart asked, what can be done in one working day with Anvil?

His answer, Clockify, a time tracking app. This walk-through documents his process from inception to time tracking application, all in 24 hours.

3rd September 2020

The Internet of Fish: How I Automated My Fish Tank

How do my fish know when to sleep? You might have been tempted to connect the aquarium lights to a timer, but my solution involves a microcontroller, SPI-controlled LEDs…and, of course, Python in the cloud.
20th August 2020

A Loan Like No Other - in Just 4 Days

Can you really build an application processing system, from a blank sheet of paper, in less than a week? That’s the amazing feat Baker Tilly managed earlier this year.

Imagine you’re a major accounting and consultancy firm. Your clients are hurting, and the US government just invented a new type of loan to provide relief. But nobody knows how to apply for – or issue – these loans, so you need to build a process from scratch.