PyCoder’s Weekly: Issue #405 (Jan. 28, 2020)

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#405 – JANUARY 28, 2020
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Python GUI Programming With Tkinter

In this article, you’ll learn the basics of GUI programming with Tkinter, the de-facto Python GUI framework. Master GUI programming concepts such as widgets, geometry managers, and event handlers. Then, put it all together by building two applications: a temperature converter and a text editor.

Pythonic Code Review [2016]

“In this article I’ll focus on my personal experience in authoring and reviewing Python code from both psychological and technical perspectives. And I’ll do so keeping in mind the ultimate goal of striking a balance between code reviews being enjoyable and technically fruitful.”

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pip 20.0 Released

Default to doing a user install (as if --user was passed) when the main site-packages directory is not writeable and user site-packages are enabled, cache wheels built from Git requirements, and more.

Python 3.9 Compatibility Changes

“With the EoL of Python 2 being in line with development of Python 3.9 there were changes made to Python 3.9 that broke a lot of packages since many deprecation warnings became errors.”

Quick-And-Dirty Guide on How to Install Packages for Python

“If you just want to start poking at Python and want to avoid the pitfalls to installing packages globally, it only takes 3 steps to do the right thing.”

Python Jobs

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Articles & Tutorials

Understand Django: URLs Lead the Way

How does a Django site know where to send requests? You have to tell it! In this article you’ll look at URLs and how to let your users get to the right place.
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RIP Pipenv: Tried Too Hard. Do What You Need With pip-tools

An opinionated look at Pipenv and its future as a Python packaging tool. More about pip-tools here.

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Python Modules and Packages: An Introduction

In this course, you’ll explore Python modules and Python packages, two mechanisms that facilitate modular programming. See how to write and import modules so you can optimize the structure of your own programs and make them more maintainable.

Using Markdown to Create Responsive HTML Emails

This article describes how to use Python to transform a Markdown text file into a response HTML email and static page on a Pelican blog.

A Tiny Python Called Snek

Snek is a version of Python targeting embedded processors developed by Keith Packard.

Projects & Code


Pravega Hackathon 2020

February 1 to February 3, 2020

FOSDEM 2020: Python Dev Room

February 1 to February 2, 2020

Happy Pythoning!
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