Issue #440

Python for Kids, Next Steps for NumPy, Syntactic Macros, and More

Sept. 29, 2020

Python for Kids, Next Steps for NumPy, Syntactic Macros, and More
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Python for Kids
In this ten part series, senior software engineer Kevin Thomas presents a kid-friendly comprehensive Python development tutorial utilizing a micro:bit development board. The GitHub repo contains all of the sample code as well as links to each tutorial in the series on LinkedIn. The first seven parts are published and the last three are coming soon!
KEVIN THOMAS

NumPy’s Contribution to Python Is Remarkable, but Where It Goes Next Could Be Even More So
Last week we featured a scholarly article about NumPy that appeared in Nature. This article takes a look at why a scholarly article about a fifteen-year-old library just came out, and why it is actually quite timely.
TIERNAN RAY

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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PEP 638: Syntactic Macros
This brand new PEP, which is still in draft mode, proposes adding support for syntactic macros to Python. Syntactic macros are compile-time functions that extend the language’s syntax without adding any new complexity to the language as a whole.
MARK SHANNON

The Real Python Podcast – Episode #28: Using Pylance to Write Better Python Inside of Visual Studio Code
A big decision a developer has to make is what tool to use to write code? Would you like an editor that understands Python, and is there to help with suggestions, definitions, and analysis of your code? For many developers, its the free tool, Visual Studio Code. This week on the show, we have Savannah Ostrowski, program manager for the Python Language Server and Python in Visual Studio. We discuss Pylance, a new language server with fast, feature-rich language support for Python in VS Code.
REAL PYTHON

Python 3.9 Is Around the Corner
On October 5, about one year since the initial realease of Python 3.8, Python 3.9 will officially be released. This release contains interesting new features, and some significant removals from the language.
JOHN COGGESHALL

Python 3.9 Removes Backwards Compatibility Layers for Python 2.7
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The Python Software Foundation Re-Opens Its Grants Program!
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Celery 5.0.0 Released
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PyPy 7.3.2 Triple Release: Python 2.7, 3.6, and 3.7
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GitHub CLI 1.0 Is Now Available
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Discussions


Is Python the Most Enjoyable Language?
Does your definition of “enjoyable” allow for some occasional bashing-head-against-table moments?
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Should I Write a Python Module in C++?
A scientist needs both speed and ease-of-use.
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Articles & Tutorials


Interactive Data Visualization in Python With Pygal
Pygal is an overlooked library for creating interactive plots that can be turned into SVGs with an optimal resolution for printing or displaying on webpages. Learn how it works in this introductory tutorial.
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Understand Django: Anatomy of an Application
Django applications are core structural elements of a Django project. In the latest addition to his “Understanding Django” series, Matt Layman explores how Django applications are composed and how to use them effectively.
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Python Developers Are in Demand on Vettery
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The Python return Statement: Usage and Best Practices
In this step-by-step tutorial, you’ll learn how to use the Python return statement when writing functions. Additionally, you’ll cover some good programming practices related to the use of return. With this knowledge, you’ll be able to write readable, robust, and maintainable functions in Python.
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9 Python 3 Hacks Programmers Probably Don’t Utilize
As more and more Python developers are switching from Python 2 to Python 3, there are a number of Python 3 specific features that they might not be making use of. Even if you’ve been programming in Python 3 for a while, you might find something new in this list!
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Learn to Secure Your Python Apps at SnykCon 2020
A free, multi-track virtual event. Learn from leading security engineers and developers in hands-on technical sessions so you can work with your team to avoid malicious attacks and deliver secure code.
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Visualizing Gzip Compression With Python
How could you visualize how well Gzip compression works on a given file? Would you be able to produce any interesting graphs? Maybe not, but it’s a fun exercise in experimental programming. As a bonus, you get an excuse to change io.DEFAULT_BUFFER_SIZE!
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Using Google Login With Flask
In this course, you’ll create a Flask application that lets users sign in using their Google login. You’ll learn about OAuth 2 and OpenID Connect and also find out how to implement some code to handle user session management.
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Everything You Need to Know About Python’s Namedtuples
Are you using NamedTuple in your code? If you aren’t, learn what they are and why you should consider using them in this comprehensive tutorial.
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fairseq: Sequence-To-Sequence Toolkit Written in Python
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Bringing-Old-Photos-Back-to-Life: Old Photo Restoration With PyTorch
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Movingpandas: Trajectory Classes and Functions Built on Top of GeoPandas
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sqlite-utils: CLI Utility and Library for Manipulating SQLite Databases
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