In this video we learn various methods for how we can schedule and automatically run python code. We'll start by looking at cronjobs & windows task scheduler and then we will walk through running tasks in the cloud using AWS Lambda & Cloudwatch. The ultimate goal of this video is to learn how we can automatically generate & send an email with an analytics report every day.
There are methods highlighted in this video that will work on Mac, Linux, & Windows.
Thank you to Skillshare for sponsoring this video!
------------------------- Video timeline! 0:00 - What we’ll be doing in this video 0:56 - Check out Skillshare! (sponsored) 1:56 - How can we automate scripts? Overview of local, cloud, and serverless methods 5:18 - Simple example of local script automation w/ cronjobs & windows task scheduler 18:32 - How to schedule code on a cloud machine (use cronjobs) 18:51 - Simple example of cloud script automation w/ AWS Lambda & Cloudwatch 27:09 - Schedule & automate sending an email locally 45:12 - Schedule & automate sending an email on the cloud w/ Lambda & Cloudwatch 50:18 - Installing python packages in a serverless environment (zip uploads) 55:50 - Generate & schedule sending analytics reports (locally) 1:02:45 - Generate & schedule sending analytics reports in AWS Lambda 1:07:03 - Limitations of lambda (max file upload size) 1:09:00 - Generate & schedule sending analytics reports in AWS Lambda 1:18:32 - Final thoughts & video recap!