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Build seriously powerful web apps with all the flexibility of Python. No web development experience required.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Anvil and what they use it for.
  • Launch HN: Pynecone (YC W23) – Web Apps in Pure Python
    I haven't seen anyone mention Anvil[1] yet, but it lets you "Build web apps with nothing but Python." and is lovely tool that I've successfully used for a handful of side projects. But as someone who feels most at home with Python, I always love to see new competition in this space. [1] - Source: Hacker News / 9 days ago
  • Why Python keeps growing, explained
    Delphi was that sweet spot for me. VB led to some god-awful things being created which Delphi handled much better. Even so, writing a GUI application was much easier 20+ years ago than it is now (though I'll put in a good word for which makes writing web apps in Python as much fun as Delphi was). - Source: Reddit / 10 days ago
  • Looking for suggestions for tools for sharing a program via webpage
    For the latter, the shortcuts are sites like or - which is also very useful to sharing output from data frames / pandas and displaying graphs with interactive widgets. - Source: Reddit / 27 days ago
  • Using Coiled with Anvil
    If you're new here, welcome! Anvil is a platform for building full-stack web apps with nothing but Python. No need to wrestle with JS, HTML, CSS, Python, SQL and all their frameworks – just build it all in Python. - Source: / 4 months ago
  • What is the best way to build a web app
    You could look at things like or stream lit. I’ve used anvil to build out something similar and it has been great. That said I’m currently rebuilding it using flask (similar to Django that another commenter mentioned) just to make everything look more professional so I may recommend that. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Building an ML system to help with cooking using various Foundation Models
    I am working on a project the help people with cooking by combining various Foundation Models and would love suggestions and help regarding how best to deploy and share the system with others. I have seen services like and was wondering what other people used for showing off ML projects. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • [WIP] drag’n drop UI builder for python
    This looks great! How will it improve upon the existing Anvil? - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • NiceGUI: Let any browser be the frontend for your Python code
    Of course there are valid use cases for splitting frontend and backend technologies. NiceGUI is for those who don’t want to leave the Python ecosystem and like to reap the benefits of having all code in one place. There are other options like Streamlit, Dash, Anvil, JustPy, and Pynecone. But we initially created NiceGUI to easily handle the state of external hardware like LEDs, motors, and cameras. Additionally,... - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • creating a website that allows the user to upload a file and generate automated analysis output
    Not sure how much you are wanting to dive into all the different pieces but I have built and hosted webapps like this on really made it easy. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Business Owner, looking to learn python to automate my business
    After you finish your crash course , head over to , you won’t regret it …. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • How do I transpile to an older version of Python?
    Yet another way to "package" your app for wide consumption is through a web-based service, such as Anvil. (Also see r/Anvil.). - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Plotly/Dash is the Best Framework for Frontend Development IMO
    Anvil probably deserves some attention here. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Show HN: Pynecone – web apps in pure Python
    I'm familiar with Anvil, this seems to fill the same niche. Anvil offers a hosted option and lets you design the layout in a graphical interface which makes it compete with low code tools. But this can also become limiting and frustrating. Pynecone seems to have a larger choice of components and they look more polished. I'd be interested to try it to compare. - Source: Hacker News / 3 months ago
  • Ask HN: Hunting for a Framework
    Pretty sure anvil is open-source now. open source. I should be a paid for how much I recommend looking at them, but I've never used it for anything production. - Source: Hacker News / 4 months ago
  • Python trying to load TfidfVectorizer's "transform" from LinearSVC??
    I am facing an issue that I just cannot seem to figure out. I am using a "full stack" python-based webapp building service called In it, I am able to load a couple models saved in pickle files, which seem to be read fine. One of the models, loaded as variable "vect", triggers an error whenever I try to run the script. It seems to be trying to find the "transform" function within the wrong library -... - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Using custom Python packages with Anvil
    Anvil is a platform for building web apps using nothing but Python, both on the client and the server. This means that, with Anvil, you can create and deploy a web application without needing to learn HTML, JavaScript or CSS. Moreover, it means that Anvil developers can take advantage of Python's rich library of packages, and build a web interface that makes use of those packages. - Source: / 4 months ago
  • - Web app development with nothing but Python. Free tier with unlimited apps. - Source: / 4 months ago
  • GUI in Python
    It may be worth looking at It lets you build web apps and you don’t need to use JS. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Google Colab Pro is switching to compute credits
    I can appreciate why those were added - I've read posts and notebooks explaining how you can use ngrok or cloudflare to do those things violation of the restrictions in the faq and clearly many people aren't using Colab as intended. Speaking as someone who has been playing around with the Colab free tier with the expectation of moving to a paid service once I know what I'm really doing, I'd like to know if it's... - Source: Hacker News / 7 months ago
  • Pointers? In My Python? It's More Likely Than You Think - Part 3: Object Lifetimes and Garbage Collection
    If you're new here, welcome! Anvil is a platform for building full-stack web apps with nothing but Python. No need to wrestle with JS, HTML, CSS, Python, SQL and all their frameworks – just build it all in Python. - Source: / 7 months ago
  • building a complicated website with just Python?
    I create the website completely in Python using Anvil (not sure if Anvil is ideal for a business). - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago

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