Piecing it Together: A beginner's guide to application configuration01:45 PM - 02:10 PM on July 16, 2016, Room CR7
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What makes a Python app "run"? If you spend most of your time working on a well-established application, you might not often think about the configuration and setup that supports it. This talk will explain what to consider when creating a development environment and how your app's structure interacts with said environment.
Assembling all the necessary setup for an application you’re building can often be more frustrating than writing the app itself. Learning to do this well is difficult, especially for those who are new to Python and might not know where to begin or what questions to ask. While there is no “right way” to set up a development environment or application, understanding the components involved and how they interact can empower you to customize your setup to best suit your needs. This talk will dive into what happens when setting up a database, the purpose and configuration of an isolated environment, how Python packages are installed, and finally, how each of these components interact with each other and the application itself; in particular, how an application's structure facilitates said interactions.