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How I Built Calendly in 3 Hours

How long does it take to prototype a startup?

Stuart found out by rebuilding a working version of Calendly, the invaluable meeting scheduling app. And the answer is that you can be really fast, if you use the right tools.

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6th August 2020

Turning Photos into Paintings

Painting a portrait like Picasso or water lilies like Monet is beyond the reach of many of us. Luckily, with Deep Learning, we can at least imitate their style with our own photos.
30th July 2020

Anvil Community Showcase

We keep seeing people use Anvil for amazing things! In this post, we take a look at some of these things – from internal applications to whole businesses – being built on Anvil.
22nd July 2020

Plotting in Seaborn

Seaborn is a Python plotting library based on Matplotlib. It gives you a set of simple plotting functions, and lets you access Matplotlib when you want to tweak things.

Its use of ‘tidy data’ makes its interface especially neat, and you can even ask it for colours such as ‘light eggplant’ and ‘cloudy blue’! Here’s a guide to using it.

14th July 2020

Two-Factor Authentication with Anvil

Protect your users, even if their passwords are compromised.

You can now add two-factor authentication to any Anvil app - all it takes is the tick of a box!

1st July 2020

Hunting the Coronavirus with Anvil

The Australian public health system is on red alert. Meredydd spoke to Anders, from Melbourne’s MDU Public Health Lab, about how they detect, track and share information about outbreaks: They’re smashing up DNA, doing ancestry tests on viruses, and – of course – writing plenty of Python.
24th June 2020

How I Built Calendly in 3 Hours

How long does it take to prototype a startup?

Stuart found out by rebuilding a working version of Calendly, the invaluable meeting scheduling app. And the answer is that you can be really fast, if you use the right tools.

3rd June 2020

Tracking the Iron Dog Race with Python

It’s a two-thousand-mile race, across some of the most remote terrain in America. So how do you bring the action to the spectators?

We learned how this massive enterprise is coordinated – and how they use web apps to bring the audience along for the ride.

28th May 2020

Plotting in Plotly

Plotly is a plotting ecosystem with powerful Python APIs that also includes client-side interactivity. Of course, this makes it a great fit for Anvil!

As part of our tour of Python plotting libraries, Shaun walks us through how to use Plotly from Python.

20th May 2020

Why We Open Sourced the Anvil App Server

We keep getting asked, “Why did you open-source such a core part of your product?”

Meredydd explains why our open-source App Server was the best way to fix web development for more people – and doesn’t change Anvil’s business model as much as you might think.

6th May 2020

The Anvil Runtime Engine is Now Open Source

We are excited to announce that the Anvil Runtime and App Server are now open source!

Export your app from the Anvil Editor and host it anywhere – the power is all yours.

29th April 2020

Mongolian Data Science Adventures

What can data science do for Mongolia? Robert Ritz moved from Texas to Mongolia and started the LETU Mongolia business school. In this special double-length episode, he talks to Meredydd about speech recognition, pollution measurements, and what makes Mongolia different.
14th April 2020

Plotting in Matplotlib

Matplotlib is the wise old sage in the plotting village. While some other plotting libraries have simpler interfaces, Matplotlib’s strength is the precise control you have over your plots.

It is still the most popular Python plotting library, based on PyPi downloads per month.