Recent tales


Count Files v1.4 – new features and finally available on PyPI!

The latest release of this file counting command-line utility has just been released. It is a platform independent (pure Python) package that makes it easy to count files by extension. This version has some useful new features, it was tested in a wide range on environments and, for the first time, it is now available on PyPI, which means you can just pip install it as any other Python package.


Graphical User Interfaces on Python with tkinter

This Wednesday, 1 August, I did a brief presentation on GUI programming on Python with Tkinter, at Blip.PT, during a Summer Talks event promoted together by DevOps Porto and Python Porto. This article puts together the main topics from my presentation, and adds a few details that I couldn’t fit in the short time of that session.

[Late] Book review – Python Tricks: The Book, by Dan Bader

This is an interesting book about Python, but not the usual handbook or cookbook style. If you already know the basics and want to discover new details about this programming language, or if you want to check if you really have a solid grasp on it, this book will give you some insightful, bite-size, tips and tricks.

How I use Python to blog from my iPhone

Over the last 12 years, I have been blogging almost uninterruptedly about different subjects (mostly on tech stuff), on different platforms and using a variety of devices and applications. First on desktop and laptop computers, and more recently from iPhone and iPad. This year I went on to try something new and decided to create this blog based on Pelican, a static site generator made with Python. And I got the whole process working even from my iPhone, which has become, arguably, my main personal computer. So, how do I publish new content to this blog from my iPhone?

Python 3.7 is out!

The Python development team has just released the final versions of both Python 3.7.0 and 3.6.6.