Issue #462

SemVer Won't Save You, Python Flies on Mars, Automated TPS Reports, and More

March 2, 2021

SemVer Won't Save You, Python Flies on Mars, Automated TPS Reports, and More
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Semantic Versioning Will Not Save You
Semantic versioning aims to both communicate the version of software as well as promise that certain versions won’t break anything. Sounds great, right? In a lot of cases it is, but a blind reliance on semantic versioning can come back to haunt you.
HYNEK SCHLAWACK

Python and MongoDB: Connecting to NoSQL Databases
Learn how to use Python to interface with the NoSQL database system MongoDB. You’ll get an overview of the differences between SQL and NoSQL, and you’ll also learn about related tools, including PyMongo and MongoEngine.
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Generate Customizable PDF Reports With Python
Learn how to generate custom PDF reports using reportlab and pdfrw with a PyQt GUI.
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Python Is Running on the Mars Helicopter
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Python 3.10.0a6 Is Now Available for Testing
Now including structural pattern matching!
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Arrow 1.0.0 Released
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Python Developers Survey 2020 Results
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Happy Anniversary to Python and the Python Software Foundation!
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Discussions


In Python’s near future, indexing may support keyword arguments
For example, you could do matrix[row=20, col=40]. Read more about it in PEP 637.
RAYMOND HETTINGER

Spyder Is an Underrated IDE
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What Does the += Operator Return in Python?
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Articles & Tutorials


Navigating Namespaces and Scope in Python
Learn about Python namespaces, the structures used to store and organize the symbolic names created during the execution of a Python program. You’ll learn when namespaces are created, how they are implemented, and how they define variable scope.
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Friendly-traceback: Testing With Real Python
See how friendly-traceback improves syntax error reporting by comparing the output from friendly-traceback with examples in the Real Python tutorial Invalid Syntax in Python: Common Reasons for SyntaxError.
ANDRÉ ROBERGE

Free SQL 101 Workshop with Metis
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The Challenges of Developing Into a Python Professional
What’s the difference between writing code for yourself and developing for others? What new considerations do you need to take into account as a professional Python developer? This week on the show, we talk to Dane Hillard about his book “Practices of the Python Pro”.
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Brython: Python in Your Browser
Learn how to use Brython to run Python code in the browser. Although most front-end web applications are written in JavaScript, you can use Brython to access JavaScript libraries and APIs and deploy Python-based applications to the web.
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Make Tests a Part of Your App
Have you ever written a test that re-implements a library-specific case? What if that test was just a part of the library code? See how tightly integrating tests into your library code can save users time and help them find bugs.
NIKITA SOBOLEV

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Efficient Postgres Full Text Search in Django
Learn how to optimize a Full Text Search implementation with Django and Postgres. Even on a small table, you can reduce the query execution time from 0.045 seconds to 0.001 seconds!
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Profiling Python code with line_profiler
Use line_profiler to see line-level execution time for your python code. It may surprise you where your code is slow and what it takes to speed it up!
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Projects & Code


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Gradient-Free-Optimizers: Simple and Reliable Optimization in Numerical Search Spaces
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line_profiler: Line-by-Line Profiling for Python
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absolufy-imports: Automatically Convert Your Relative Imports to Absolute
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django-reversion-compare: Compare/Diff View for Django-Reversion Revisions
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NBShare: Share Your Python Notebooks
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