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
0:02 and the technologies we're going to use
0:04 and the types of things we can even build
0:06 let's just take a moment and admire the
0:08 incredible power of the web.
0:10 The web is one of the most flexible
0:12 and certainly the most widely deployed
0:14 and used technology out there.
0:17 Think about YouTube.
0:19 YouTube is an amazing web application.
0:22 It really has brought video sharing to the entire world.
0:26 It also happens to be a Python-based web app
0:29 and handles millions of requests per second.
0:32 Think about Airbnb.
0:34 With this web application, and a unique sharing philosophy
0:38 they've literally transformed the way people travel
0:41 and stay in cities.
0:43 Netflix uses their web app to redefine
0:46 TV for many, many people.
0:49 In fact, this web app and their infrastructure
0:51 account for 35% of the bandwidth
0:54 of the United States in the evening.
0:56 That's pretty incredible.
0:58 Hey, let's throw one more in.
0:59 You're taking an amazing course
1:01 and you're going to be learning all about building web apps.
1:04 Here's another one, Talk Python Training.
1:06 This site is built, of course, on Python and Pyramid
1:09 and has taught a ton of people about Python.
1:12 In fact, many of the techniques and the lessons
1:15 learned in building this site
1:17 along with some of the others
1:18 I'm going to bring into this course.
1:21 So it's not just about looking out there
1:22 and seeing some incredible web apps built
1:24 it's also taking a pretty amazing web app
1:27 that I have built
1:28 and taking the lessons and techniques from that
1:30 and sharing them with you with Pyramid
1:32 SQLAlchemy, and so on.
1:35 Do you have an idea?
1:36 Something you want to build for everyone?
1:37 Well, the techniques and technology you're about to learn
1:40 will let you unleash this incredible power of the web
1:44 to bring your idea to life.