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Goodbye Virtualenvs, Migrating to Python 3, Steering Council News, and More

Feb. 12, 2019

Goodbye Virtualenvs, Migrating to Python 3, Steering Council News, and More
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Goodbye Virtual Environments?
Could an npm-style __pypackages__ in your app’s project folder be an alternative to using virtual environments? Chad explores this question in his article and goes over PEP 582 as a sample implementation of this idea.
CHAD SMITH

The State of Python Packaging
Describes where Python packaging ecosystem is today, and where the Python Packaging Authority hopes will move next.
BERNAT.TECH

Find a Python Job Through Vettery
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Python Elects a Steering Council
“After a two-week voting period, which followed a two-week nomination window, Python now has its governance back in place—with a familiar name in the mix.”
JAKE EDGE

Incrementally Migrating Over One Million Lines of Code From Python 2 to Python 3
How the Dropbox team handled their migration from Python 2 → 3. Great list of lessons learned at the end!
DROPBOX.COM

PyCon 2020-2021 Location Announced
The PSF announced that PyCon will be held in Pittsburgh in 2020 and 2021!
PYCON.BLOGSPOT.COM • Shared by Ricky White


Discussions


Conventions for the Order of Methods in Class Definitions?
Dunder methods all first? Alphabetical? How do you do it?
TWITTER.COM/PURPLEDIANE88

Which Python Packages Should I Study in Order to Develop My Python Skills?
REDDIT

Moving Away From Pipenv
REDDIT

Why Does Python Live On Land…?
Ba-dum-tss!
TWITTER.COM/REALPYTHON


Python Jobs


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Python Software Engineer (London, UK)
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Senior Engineer Python & More (Winterthur, Switzerland)
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Sr Enterprise Python Developer (Toronto, ON, Canada)
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Senior Software Engineer (Santa Monica, CA)
GOODRX

Computer Science Teacher (Pasadena, CA)
ARTCENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN

Senior Python Engineer (New York, NY)
15FIVE

Software Engineer (Herndon, VA)
CHARON TECHNOLOGIES

Web UI Developer (Herndon, VA)
CHARON TECHNOLOGIES

More Python Jobs >>>


Articles & Tutorials


The Ultimate List of Data Science Podcasts
Over a dozen shows that discuss topics in big data, data analysis, statistics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. What’s your pick?
REAL PYTHON

Python Exceptions Considered an Anti-Pattern
Nikita goes over the drawbacks of Python exceptions and makes a case for why they could be considered an anti-pattern in some cases. Oh, and he also proposes a solution… Worth a read!
NIKITA SOBOLEV opinion

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A Successful Python 3 Migration Story
How the Zato engineering team migrated 130,000 lines of code from Python 2 to Python 3.
ZATO.IO

Python in Education: Request for Ideas
The PSF wants to hear your ideas on ways it can fund work to improve Python in education.
PSF

Python 3 Template Strings Instead of External Template Engine
I’ve been a fan of Python’s template strings and this article demonstrates a good use case for them.
ESHLOX.NET

Python Architecture Stuff: Do We Need More?
Some good resources linked in this article if you’re looking to improve the architecture of your Python apps, in order to make them easier to test, for example.
OBEYTHETESTINGGOAT.COM

Trying Out the := “Walrus Operator” in Python 3.8
The first alpha of Python 3.8 was just released. With that comes a mayor new feature in the form of PEP 572 (Assignment Expressions). Alexander demos this new feature in this short & sweet article.
ALEXANDER HULTNÉR

Python Itertools: For a Faster and Memory Efficient Code
KANOKI.ORG

Bayesian Analysis With Python (Interview With Osvaldo Martin)
Osvaldo Martin is one of the developers of PyMC3 and ArviZ. He is a researcher specialized in Bayesian statistics and data science.
FEDERICO CARRONE

Master Intermediate Python Skills With “Python 201”
If you already know the basics of Python and now you want to go to the next level, then this is the book for you. This book is for intermediate level Python programmers only—there won’t be any beginner chapters here. Learn More →
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Projects & Code


PythonEXE: How to Create an Executable File From a Python Script?
A simple project that demonstrates how to create an executable from a Python project.
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Django Bugfix Releases: 2.1.7, 2.0.12 and 1.11.20
DJANGOPROJECT.COM

Dry-Python: Libraries for Pluggable Business Logic Components
DRY-PYTHON.ORG

PyPy V7.0.0: Triple Release of 2.7, 3.5 and 3.6-Alpha
MOREPYPY.BLOGSPOT.COM

python-o365: Interact With Microsoft Graph and Office 365 API
GITHUB.COM/O365

UnrealEnginePython: Embed Python in Unreal Engine 4
GITHUB.COM/20TAB • Shared by Mike Kennedy

art: ASCII Art Library for Python
GITHUB.COM/SEPANDHAGHIGHI

demoji: Accurately Remove Emojis From Text Strings
Accurately find or remove emojis from a blob of text.
BRAD SOLOMON

pipelines: Scripting Massively Parallel Pipelines With Python
GITHUB.COM/CALEBWIN

📆🐍 Upcoming Python Events


⋅ Python North East February 13, 2019

⋅ Python Atlanta February 14, 2019

⋅ PyCon Belarus 2019 February 15 to February 17, 2019

⋅ Dominican Republic Python User Group February 19, 2019

⋅ PyCon Namibia 2019 February 19 to February 22, 2019
Happy Pythoning!
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