Episode 76 – PsychoPy with Jonathan Peirce

We’re delving into the complex workings of your mind this week on Podcast.__init__ with Jonathan Peirce. He tells us about how he started the PsychoPy project and how it has grown in utility and popularity over the years. We discussed the ways that it has been put to use in myriad psychological experiments, the inner workings of how to design and execute those experiments, and what is in store for its future.

Episode 75 – Sandstorm.io with Asheesh Laroia

Sandstorm.io is an innovative platform that aims to make self-hosting applications easier and more maintainable for the average individual. This week we spoke with Asheesh Laroia about why running your own services is desirable, how they have made security a first priority, how Sandstorm is architected, and what the installation process looks like.

Episode 74 – Python at Zalando

MP3 Audio [32 MB]DownloadShow URL Summary Open source has proven its value in many ways over the years. In many companies that value is purely in terms of consuming available projects and platforms. In this episode Zalando describes their recent move to creating and releasing a number of their internal …

Episode 73 – Alex Martelli

MP3 Audio [80 MB]DownloadShow URL Summary Alex Martelli has dedicated a large part of his career to teaching others how to work with software. He has the highest number of Python questions answered on Stack Overflow, he has written and co-written a number of books on Python, and presented innumerable …

Episode 72 – Dave Beazley

MP3 Audio [65 MB]DownloadShow URL Summary Dave Beazley has been using and teaching Python since the early days of the language. He has also been instrumental in spreading the gospel of asynchronous programming and the many ways that it can improve the performance of your programs. This week I had …

Episode 69 – PyCon Canada with Francis Deslauriers and Peter McCormick

Aside from the national Python conferences such as PyCon US and EuroPyCon there are a number of regional conferences that operate at a smaller scale to service their local communities. This week we interviewed Peter McCormick and Francis Deslauriers about their work organizing PyCon Canada to provide a venue for Canadians to talk about how they are using the language. If you happen to be near Toronto in November then you should get a ticket and help contribute to their success!

Episode 68 – Test Engineering with Cris Medina

We all know that testing is an important part of software and systems development. The problem is that as our systems and applications grow, the amount of testing necessary increases at an exponential rate. Cris Medina joins us this week to talk about some of the problems and approaches associated with testing these complex systems and some of the ways that Python can help.

Episode 51 – Pyjion with Dino Viehland and Brett Cannon

MP3 Audio [81 MB]DownloadShow URL Visit our site to listen to past episodes, support the show, join our community, and sign up for our mailing list. Summary In an attempt to improve the performance characteristics of the CPython implementation, Dino Viehland began work on a patch to allow for a …

Episode 50 – Transcrypt with Jacques de Hooge

MP3 Audio [25 MB]DownloadShow URL Visit our site to listen to past episodes, support the show, join our community, and sign up for our mailing list. Summary Any programmer who has dealt with a website for any length of time knows that writing JavaScript isn’t always the most enjoyable. Wouldn’t …

Episode 49 – VPython with Ruth Chabay and Bruce Sherwood

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to generate interactive 3D visualizations of physical systems in a declarative manner with Python? In this episode we spoke with Ruth Chabay and Bruce Sherwood about the VPython project which does just that. They tell us about how the use VPython in their classrooms, how the project got started, and the work they have done to bring it into the browser.