Issue #433

Python Wheels, Django Opinions, How To Rename a Project, and More

Aug. 11, 2020

Python Wheels, Django Opinions, How To Rename a Project, and More
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What Are Python Wheels and Why Should You Care?
In this tutorial, you’ll learn what Python wheels are and why you should care as both a developer and end user of Python packages. You’ll see how the wheel format has gained momentum over the last decade and how it has made the package installation process faster and more stable.
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What’s in a Name: ShopRunner Data Science Python Libraries 2.0
ShopRunner’s data science team decided to rename their open-source libraries after their namesake’s creator made comments that didn’t align with the group’s values. This article makes a great case study on how to rename projects while minimizing developer impact.
NICOLE CARLSON • Shared by Nicole Carlson

Beyond the Cache with Python
If caching is all you’re using Redis for, you’re missing out. Explore other uses for Redis, with code examples in Python →
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Surviving Django (If You Care About Databases)
Many developers view Django’s “database agnosticism” as one of the framework’s strengths. Daniele Varrazzo, on the other hand, believes this approach potentially handcuffs the developer from taking advantage of database-specific features. Read Daniele’s detailed opinion and follow the discussion on Hacker News.
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Pass by Reference in Python: Background and Best Practices
In this tutorial, you’ll explore the concept of passing by reference and learn how it relates to Python’s own system for handling function arguments. You’ll look at several use cases for passing by reference and learn some best practices for implementing pass-by-reference constructs in Python.
REAL PYTHON

Privacy Focused Analytics From Scratch
There are a number of reasons websites want to collect data about how users use their website. But how this works is often a controversial topic. Learn how tracking works by building a privacy-focused tracking system from scratch.
ANDREW HEALEY

Resources for Virtual Events
Thinking about hosting a virtual Python conference or meetup? The PSF compiled a list of tools and resources to help you be successful! Oh, and they’ll be re-launching their grant program soon!
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Q3 PSF Fellow Membership Nomination Deadline Is Aug. 20
Do you know someone who deserves to be a PSF fellow? Why not nominate them?
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Discussions


What Tasks Are Usually Assigned to a Junior Python Developer at a Real Company?
The short answer: it depends. The long answer? Reddit’s got you covered!
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How Do You Keep Up With Python Practice?
Consistency is hard sometimes. What do you do to get through the ruts?
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Articles & Tutorials


Django Views — The Right Way
Views are one of the core components of a Django application. Django offers two kinds of views: function-based views and class-based views. Which one should you use? Fortunately, there’s an opinionated guide to help you sort things out!
LUKE PLANT

How to Transcribe Speech Recordings Into Text With Python
Learn to transcribe speech in recordings like MP3s into text with Python and AssemblyAI’s API.
MATT MAKAI

Python Developers Are in Demand on Vettery
Vettery is an online hiring marketplace that’s changing the way people hire and get hired. Ready for a bold career move? Make a free profile, name your salary, and connect with hiring managers from top employers today →
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Options for Packaging Your Python Code: Wheels, Conda, Docker, and More
There’s a lot of ways to package your Python code. Find out which one is right for you.
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Testing a Twilio Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System With Python and Pytest
Learn advanced testing techniques for Twilio IVR systems using Python and pytest
HAKI BENITA

The Real Python Podcast – Episode #21: Exploring K-means Clustering and Building a Gradebook With Pandas
Do you want to learn the how and when of implementing K-means clustering in Python? Would you like to practice your pandas skills with a real-world project? This week on the show, David Amos is back with another batch of PyCoder’s Weekly articles and projects.
REAL PYTHON

TensorFlow Datasets: The Bad Parts
TensorFlow’s data loader is built around sequential access. This introduces some potentially important pitfalls for data engineering projects. Learn what these issues are and when to avoid them.
KATIE PORTERFIELD AND YOAV ZIMMERMAN

Pysa: Open Source Static Analysis for Python Code
Facebook has just open-sourced a static analysis tool for detecting security issues in Python code.
GRAHAM BLEANEY AND SINAN CEPEL


Projects & Code


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pyre-check: Performant Type-Checking for Python With Pysa Security Checker
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yogadl: A Better Approch to Data Loading for Deep Learning
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PyOxidizer: A Modern Python Application Packaging and Distribution Tool
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pyinstaller: Freeze (Package) Python Programs Into Stand-Alone Executables
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shiv: A Command Line Utility for Building Fully Self Contained Python Zipapps
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subpar: A Utility for Creating Self-Contained Python Executables
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pex: A Library and Tool for Generating .Pex (Python EXecutable) Files
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bcpandas: Super Fast I/O Between Pandas and SQL Server
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connaisseur: Kubernetes Admission Controller for Image Verification in Python
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flake8-aaa: A Flake8 Plugin That Checks Python Tests Follow the Arrange-Act-Assert Pattern
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podsearch: Find Podcasts via iTunes Search API
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