Are You to Young to Become a Python Freelancer?

The short answer is no. You are not too young. Was Warren Buffet too young when buying his first stocks at the age of 11? Was Magnus Carlsen, the world’s best chess player, too young when he started playing chess at age 5? Was Mark Zuckerberg too young when he started Facebook? If anything else, … Read more

Is There a Python Certification?

Demand for great Python developers soars. Companies seek knowledgeable Python coders—and pay good money for them. If you’d become a great Python developer, you could easily earn six figures nowadays. Yet, companies need proof of your skills before hiring you. And if you are working as a freelance developer in the Python space, you’ll also … Read more

How to Convert a String to a Boolean in Python?

You can convert a string value s to a Boolean value using the Python function bool(s). Here are a few examples: As you can see, any string will be converted to the Boolean value True–with one exception: the empty string ”. This is contra-intuitive for many people because they think that the string ‘False’ should … Read more

A Simple Introduction to Boolean Logic Operators in Python

Boolean logic is a fundamental skill for any programmer. You need to have a solid understanding to be able to grasp the meaning of code quickly—and write your own bug-free code. Oftentimes, you’ll find that the source of bugs in your code is because of flaws in your logic. So improving your ability to reason … Read more

How to Convert PDF to ePub 3? [SIMPLE TUTORIAL]

When publishing my Python textbook for the first time, figuring out how to convert a simple PDF file to epub3 cost me hours. Especially if you’ve got a lot of graphics (or code) in your PDF, it’s not so simple. Fortunately, I ran into the great program PDF Mate (which is free in the basic … Read more

How to Differentiate Beginner from Professional Coder?

Every Python programmer has its own skill level with respect to Knowledge of the programming language and syntax Ability to solve problems Speed of code understanding Knowledge of algorithms and code complexity Ability to select appropriate data structures. Although it is challenging to aggregate these skills into a single number that quantifies the degree of … Read more

Zip & Unzip: How Does It Work in Python?

The zip() function takes a number of iterables and aggregates them to a single one by combining the i-th values of each iterable into a tuple. For example, zip together lists [1, 2, 3] and [4, 5, 6] to [(1,4), (2,5), (3,6)]. You can unzip this list of tuples by calling zip(*list) using the unpacking … Read more