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Ditching Excel for Python, How Python Attributes Work, IP Addresses in Python, and More

Jan. 5, 2021

Ditching Excel for Python, How Python Attributes Work, IP Addresses in Python, and More
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Ditching Excel for Python: Lessons Learned From a Legacy Industry
Learn how Python is revolutionizing an industry that’s notoriously resistant to change and fraught with every programmer’s most dreaded tool: Excel spreadsheets.
AMY PENISTON

Python Is TIOBE’s Programming Language of 2020
For the fourth time, Python has won TIOBE’s Programming Language of the Year award. The award goes to the programming language that has gained the most popularity in one year, with Python rising by 2.01% in 2020.
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Python Behind the Scenes: How Python Attributes Work
Take a deep dive into how Python attributes work, including a detailed analysis of the CPython code.
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Python Testing & Packaging Best Practices With tox
How to ensure that your tests run code that you think they are running, and how to measure your coverage over multiple tox runs (in parallel.)
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Building HTTP APIs With Django REST Framework (DRF)
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Django 3.1.5 Released
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Python 3.10.0a4 Is Now Available for Testing
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Python Bug Hunt: node.example.com Is an IP Address?
Read about how a majorly confusing bug led one developer to a deeper understanding of text, how Python 2 and Python 3 handle text differently (hey, some people still have to support legacy Python!), and why you should always, always write tests.
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PEP 648: Extensible Customizations of the Interpreter at Startup
Did you know you can customize the Python interpreter and even tell it to execute code at startup time? The current system for implementing these customizations is a bit dated, and this PEP proposes a change that brings a lot more flexibility and extensibility to this little-known feature.
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Python Tricks: A Buffet of Awesome Python Features
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How Python’s Evolution Impacts Your Fluency With Luciano Ramalho
“Luciano Ramalho is best known as the author of Fluent Python which has quickly become a leading resource for Python developers to increase their facility with the language. In this episode he shares his journey with Python and his perspective on how the recent changes to the interpreter and ecosystem are influencing who is adopting it and how it is being used.”
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Quantitative Economics With Python
Python has played increasingly important roles in the finance and economics spaces. Learn the fundamentals of quantitative economics from these free and in-depth written lectures with tons of examples in Python.
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How to Merge DataFrames in Pandas
Examples on how to combine DataFrames in Pandas using the merge, join, append, concat, combine_first, and update functions.
RUSLAN HASANOV

Using Django & AssemblyAI for More Accurate Twilio Call Transcriptions
Use Python, Django and AssemblyAI’s transcription API to improve recording accuracy for Twilio Programmable Voice phone calls.
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Python’s .append(): Add Items to Your Lists in Place
Learn how Python’s .append() works and how to use it for adding items to your list in place. You’ll also learn how to code your own stacks and queues using .append() and .pop().
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Doing Python Development Under Mac OS
Setting up a development environment isn’t always easy. Learn how one developer streamlined his approach on macOS.
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Python Typing: Resisting the Any Type
Explore three ways to use type hints more explicitly in Python and avoid using the Any type.
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