PyCoder’s Weekly: Issue #403 (Jan. 14, 2020)

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#403 – JANUARY 14, 2020
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A Debugging Story

Ned was getting reports for a mysterious disk I/O bug in the latest release and asked the community for help. Read the crowd-sourced diagnosis on Hacker News and Ned’s follow-up post next. What a journey…

The “No Code” Delusion

“2020 is going to be the year of ‘no code’: the movement that say you can write business logic and even entire applications without having the training of a software developer. I empathise with people doing this, and I think some of the ‘no code’ tools are great. But I also thing it’s wrong at heart.”

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How Python Implements Super Long Integers?

“Python must be doing something beautiful internally to support super long integers and today we find out what’s under the hood. The article goes in-depth to explain design, storage, and operations on super long integers as implemented by Python.”

Python GUI Programming Learning Path

Does your Python program need a Graphical User Interface (GUI)? With this free learning path you’ll develop your Python GUI programming skills from scratch. Covers Tkinter, PyQt, wxPython, and Kivy.

Mercurial’s Journey to and Reflections on Python 3

Lessons learned from Mercurial’s Python 3 porting effort and a more opinionated commentary of the transition to Python 3 and the Python language ecosystem as a whole. A great read about the mechanics of porting a large Python project to Python 3.

Supercharge Your Python OOP Code With super()

How to leverage single and multiple inheritance in your object-oriented Python code using the built-in super() function.

What I Learned Going From Prison to Python

How open source programming can offer opportunities after incarceration.


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Articles & Tutorials

Logistic Regression in Python

In this step-by-step tutorial, you’ll get started with logistic regression in Python. Classification is one of the most important areas of machine learning, and logistic regression is one of its basic methods. You’ll learn how to create, evaluate, and apply a model to make predictions.

Redis Server-Assisted Client-Side Caching in Python

Server-assisted client-side caching is a new capability added in Redis version 6. It is intended to assist the management of a local cache by having the server send invalidation notifications. The server tracks the keys accessed by a client and notifies the client when these change.

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Exploring HTTPS With Python

In this tutorial, you’ll gain a working knowledge of the various factors that combine to keep communications over the Internet safe. You’ll see concrete examples of how to keep information secure and use cryptography to build your own Python HTTPS application.

Embedding Bokeh in a Script

“I really wanted to have a self-contained script that would launch Bokeh as part of its operation, rather than remembering which command line options I needed to specify.”

Developing and Testing an Asynchronous API With FastAPI and Pytest

This tutorial looks at how to develop and test an asynchronous API with FastAPI, Postgres, Pytest, and Docker using Test-Driven Development (TDD).
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Running Python in the Linux Kernel

“This article will talk about a cool project I’ve worked on recently — a full Python interpreter running inside the Linux kernel”

Publish a Static Website in a Day With MkDocs and Netlify

A Pythonista’s (almost) no-code solution to building a website with the Python-based MkDocs static site generator.
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From Browser to Django

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Happy Pythoning!
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