Building Data-Driven Web Apps with Pyramid and SQLAlchemy Transcripts
Chapter: Welcome to the course
Lecture: The incredible power of web

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0:00 Before we dig into all the code that we're going to write and the technologies we're going to use and the types of things we can even build
0:07 let's just take a moment and admire the incredible power of the web. The web is one of the most flexible and certainly the most widely deployed
0:15 and used technology out there. Think about YouTube. YouTube is an amazing web application. It really has brought video sharing to the entire world.
0:27 It also happens to be a Python-based web app and handles millions of requests per second. Think about Airbnb.
0:35 With this web application, and a unique sharing philosophy they've literally transformed the way people travel and stay in cities.
0:44 Netflix uses their web app to redefine TV for many, many people. In fact, this web app and their infrastructure account for 35% of the bandwidth
0:55 of the United States in the evening. That's pretty incredible. Hey, let's throw one more in. You're taking an amazing course
1:02 and you're going to be learning all about building web apps. Here's another one, Talk Python Training.
1:07 This site is built, of course, on Python and Pyramid and has taught a ton of people about Python. In fact, many of the techniques and the lessons
1:16 learned in building this site along with some of the others I'm going to bring into this course. So it's not just about looking out there
1:23 and seeing some incredible web apps built it's also taking a pretty amazing web app that I have built and taking the lessons and techniques from that
1:31 and sharing them with you with Pyramid SQLAlchemy, and so on. Do you have an idea? Something you want to build for everyone?
1:38 Well, the techniques and technology you're about to learn will let you unleash this incredible power of the web to bring your idea to life.

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