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6th of May, 2019

Overthinking T-Shirts with SciPy

Sponsoring a conference like PyCon has many challenges, and one of them is making sure you don’t run out of T-shirts! In this lightning talk, Meredydd describes how he uses SciPy to model the distributions, and minimise our chances of runnig out.
29th March 2019

Let's Build a Search Engine

How exactly does a search engine work?

How do you collect all the valid URLs in existence? How do you guess what the user wants and return only the relevant pages, in a sensible order? And how do you do that for all the pages in the world?

29th March 2019

Let's Build a Search Engine: How PageRank Works

I’ve built a search engine in Anvil. How do I determine which pages are most important? I’ll implement Google’s PageRank algorithm in a few dozen lines of code.
29th March 2019

Let's Build a Search Engine: How to Run Queries

I’ve built a search engine in Anvil. But how do I rank pages by relevance? And how can my search scale to huge numbers of pages?
3rd March 2019

Hand-drawn web apps

Anvil lets you design custom themes to make your app look just how you want. In this example, Meredydd makes an app look sketched, XKCD-style.
28th February 2019

An Engineer's Guide to Double-Entry Bookkeeping

Only 25% of founders understand how their business represents money. Learn how it works by building your own double-entry accounting system in Python.
27th of February 2019

Announcing Background Tasks

Kick off long-running processes and monitor their progress without blocking your app.
26th of February 2019

Data Tables now have a rich query language

We’ve just upgraded Anvil to make data storage much more powerful
29th of January 2019

Upcoming Events

We’re presenting at meetups and conferences. Invite us to yours!
15th January 2019

Escape Hatches and Ejector Seats

When you need to escape an abstraction, how violent is your exit? Do you go down with the ship, use an ejector seat…or do something more clever?
20th of December 2018

Anvil News - December

Customise the public face of your Anvil app, use new components from our library, and search all of our documentation in one place.
18th of February 2018

Querying Data Tables

Examples of Data Tables search queries