Resources

Tools and documentations that we’ll use throughout this tutorial.

venv

See also: Python venv tutorial documentation.

It is recommended that you install the Python packages inside a virtual environment. For this tutorial, we’ll use venv (but feel free to use any other wrapper you are comfortable with).

Create a new virtual environment using venv:

python3.7 -m venv tutorial-env

Activate the virtual environment. On Unix, Mac OS:

source tutorial-env/bin/activate

On Windows:

tutorial-env\Scripts\activate.bat

octomachinery

gidgethub

f-strings

We will use some f-strings during this tutorial.

Mariatta’s talk about f-strings.

Example:

first_name = "bart"
last_name = "simpson"

# old style %-formatting
print("Hello %s %s" % (first_name, last_name))

# str.format
print("Hello {first_name} {last_name}".format(first_name=first_name, last_name=last_name))

# f-string
print(f"Hello {first_name} {last_name}")

asyncio

Both octomachinery and gidgethub are both async libraries. Read up the quick intro to asyncio.

Heroku

Python on Heroku documentation.