Python Function Call Inside List Comprehension

Question: Is it possible to call a function inside a list comprehension statement? Background: List comprehension is a compact way of creating lists. The simple formula is [expression + context]. Expression: What to do with each list element? Context: What elements to select? The context consists of an arbitrary number of for and if statements. … Read more

How to Generate Text Automatically With Python? A Guide to the DeepAI API

Do you want to enrich your Python script with powerful text-generation capabilities? You’re in the right place! What does it do? I just discovered DeepAI’s API that automatically generates a body of text, given a sentence fragment or topic keyword. How can it be used? You can use this as a basis to generate text … Read more

Pandas NaN — Working With Missing Data

Pandas is Excel on steroids—the powerful Python library allows you to analyze structured and tabular data with surprising efficiency and ease. Pandas is one of the reasons why master coders reach 100x the efficiency of average coders. In today’s article, you’ll learn how to work with missing data—in particular, how to handle NaN values in … Read more

How to Be a Freelance Developer in Germany

Being a Python freelancer is a new way of living in the 21st century. It’s a path of personal growth, learning new skills, and earning money in the process. But in today’s digital economy, becoming a Python freelancer is – above everything else – a lifestyle choice. It can give you fulfillment, flexibility, and endless … Read more

Leaving the Rat Race with Python [PDF Free Download]

Book: Leaving the Rat Race with Python Subtitle: How to Nurture, Grow, and Harness Your Work-From-Home Coding Business Online, and Live the Good Life Authors: Dr. Christian Mayer & Lukas Rieger Direct download link: File Format: PDF (100 pages) Description: This practical how-to book will help you nurture, grow, and harness your new online … Read more

Freelance Software Development in the United States (US)

The next disruption is about to happen in the freelancing space. Freelancing platforms such as Upwork and Fiverr grow double-digit per year. But what if you’re living in the US? Is freelancing still a great opportunity for you—given the worldwide competition? How much can you earn in the US? In this article, we’re going to … Read more

How Many Freelance Developers Are There in the US?

How many freelance developers are there in the US? There’s no official and precise answer. However, based on three credible sources—Upwork, Freelancer Union, McKinsey—I calculated an estimation stemming from each source. Here are our estimations for the number of freelancers based on three independent data sources: Upwork Data: 12,500,000 freelance developers in the IT sector. … Read more

Freelance Developers, Specialize! 44 Profitable Niches for Coders

As a freelance developer, many routes lead to success. But this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t decide which route to take and stick to it! Quite contrarily, the worst is to be a jack-of-all-trades—a freelance developer who doesn’t have the guts to focus on one specialized skill set. Specialization is critical for your success as … Read more

Freelance Developer LLC — Is It Smart For You?

Should you create an LLC as a freelance developer? In this article, you’ll learn about which clothes your freelancing business should wear. Make no mistake—choosing the right business entity matters. And informing about this question by reading articles like this one may be one of the most important decisions in your professional life. Short answer: … Read more

How to Build Your Brand as a Freelance Developer [Ultimate Guide]

This guide shows you the importance of building your personal brand as a freelance developer. Why Freelance Developing? Freelancing is the new mega trend in the 21st century. Freelancing platforms such as Upwork and Fiverr grow double-digits year after year. The COVID-19 crisis has revived the interest in remote work and, statistically, most people dream … Read more

Keep It Simple, Stupid! Minimalism in Programming: How Complexity Harms Your Productivity

This article is based on a book chapter from my upcoming book “From One to Zero: A Minimalistic Approach to Programming”. My programming students often write in with their struggles and failures. Many students ultimately overcome their struggles—but a large percentage of them give up their programming ambitions after realizing how hard creating software can … Read more