Computer Science

26 Freelance Developer Tips to Double, Triple, Even Quadruple Your Income

There’s a reason why programmers, software developers, and hackers never seem to go out of vogue: Leverage. A skilled programmer may spend a year writing software which, in turn, automates the jobs performed by thousands of workers. Soon will a program for automated driving destroy billions of today’s and tomorrow’s jobs in the logistics sector. …

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Python Regex Superpower [Ultimate Guide]

This tutorial is a chapter excerpt drafted for my new book “Python One-Liners” (to appear in 2020, No Starch Press, San Francisco). Are you an office worker, student, software developer, manager, blogger, researcher, author, copywriter, teacher, or self-employed freelancer? Most likely, you are spending many hours in front of your computer, day after day. In …

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[Story] Winter is Coming — or What's the Best Python Freelancer Course?

It’s a cold Tuesday morning in December. After a long drive in your warm and cozy car—you enjoyed your favorite podcast—you finally arrive at your office. You prepare a hot cup of coffee for you and Mandy, your colleague and best office friend. While filling in the coffee beans (their rough, chocolate aroma fills the …

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How to Create a Python Telegram Bot [Hacker Tutorial]

With the popularity of instant messaging platforms and advancements in AI chatbots have experienced explosive growth with as many as 80% of businesses wanting to use chat bots by 2020. This has created great opportunity for freelance Python developers as there is great need for the development of both simple and complex chat bots. One …

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Python Dictionary – The Ultimate Guide

Python comes with several built-in data types. These are the foundational building blocks of the whole language. They have been optimised and perfected over many years. In this comprehensive tutorial, we will explore one of the most important: the dictionary (or dict for short). For your convenience, I’ve created a comprehensive 8000-word eBook which you …

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Python’s Random Module – Everything You Need to Know to Get Started

Life is unpredictable. Sometimes good things happen out of the blue like you find $100 on the floor. And sometimes bad things happen, like your flight being canceled because of bad weather. Most programming languages have a module to deal with randomness. Python is no exception coming with the module named random and in this …

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NumPy Datetime: How to Work with Dates and Times in Python?

In this article, we’ll be learning about something that is literally everywhere. Whatever corner you turn, whatever street you run down, you can’t get away from it. It is as ubiquitous as the physical space around us. Yes today, we’re talking about… TIME. More specifically, we’re talking about NumPy’s functions that represent dates and times. …

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How Not to Waste Time and Money? (And Crush it in Business)

Today, I got the following message from one of my freelancer webinar course members: “I am in the same situation as you were. I am in a PhD program and have a family. I would love to get started with freelance programming. You have to understand what you offer [The Python Freelancer Course] is very …

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How to Boost Your Intelligence? 10 Tips From Science

This book chapter from “Brain Games Python” provides you with tips to help you become a more intelligent human being. Ignore them at your own risk! 1. Sleep More Sleep deprivation reduces your intelligence [Killgore 2008]. Say, you decide to sleep only six instead of eight hours from now on. Congratulations, you’ve gained 8% more …

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How Fake News are Holding You Back in Python

Experts in their field read more books! The rise of “Fake News” shows that the quality of information is a valuable asset of the information society. With poor quality of information comes poor knowledge and expertise. Let’s order the content types based on the quality of information they tend to generate (from low quality to …

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