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9th September 2019

Announcing Scheduled Tasks

Anvil now lets you schedule Python tasks to run periodically in the cloud. It’s like cron, only much easier!
4th September 2019

How does digital broadcasting work?

Meredydd talks to Anders Kalland, who leads the internet broadcast team at Norway’s RiksTV network, and Anders tells us about the software he built to diagnose customer problems in real time.
14th August 2019

Timezone converter app

At Anvil we have a secret productivity weapon - Anvil itself!

I was sick of making timezone conversions in my head, so I built a timezone converter in 15 minutes.

2nd July 2019

Build a Dashboard with Python

This step-by-step guide shows you how to build a business dashboard in just a few minutes, using nothing but Python.

Plot data from an external SQL database, private database, a REST API and Anvil’s built-in database.

1st July 2019

Stories from the Workshop #2: Lightning AI

Meredydd talks to Colette Nataf, founder of Lightning AI, about her somewhat unorthodox journey to being the technical founder of a Silicon Valley startup.
24th June 2019

Raspberry Pi 4: Finally Fast Enough for a Web IDE

The $35 computer is all grown up - or is it? I gave it a road-test using a full Web-based Python IDE. And, I’ll be honest, it rocked.
13th June 2019

New: Easier Integration with Microsoft Services

Using Microsoft Azure AD and Graph APIs from your Anvil apps just got easier
4th June 2019

Python in the browser: How does it work?

An overview of Python-in-the-Browser tech on the Python Tips blog
20th May, 2019

Stories from the Workshop #1: Telemix

In the first episode of a new series, Meredydd talks to David Wylie, founder of Telemix, about the ups, downs, stories and scams of his life in telecoms.
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.