Issue #463

Poison Packages on PyPI, Python Synthesizers, Monoliths to Managed Architecture, and More

March 9, 2021

Poison Packages on PyPI, Python Synthesizers, Monoliths to Managed Architecture, and More
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Poison Packages: User Hits Python Community With 4000 Fake Modules
Recently, a PyPI user going by the name “Remind Supply Chain Risks” uploaded nearly 4000 fake modules to the index, many of which were named as common misspellings of popular packages. Learn about the incident in this article, and read all the way to the end for four tips every Python developer should follow.
PAUL DUCKLIN

Atlas: Our Journey From a Python Monolith to a Managed Platform
See how dropbox migrated their internal systems from a monolith architecture to something more service-oriented without disrupting their users while also minimizing the operation cost that typically comes with owning a service.
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Django View Authorization: Restricting Access
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Exciting New Features in Django 3.2
Django 3.2 is just around the corner and it’s packed with new features. Django versions are usually not that exciting — and that’s a good thing — but this time many features were added to the ORM.
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PEP 621 Is Final
In the near future, you’ll be able to store project metadata in pyproject.toml.
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Python 3.10.0a6 Is Now Available for Testing
Test it out today and take structural pattern matching for a spin!
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Discussions


Accidentally Quadratic: When Python Is Faster Than C++
Seemingly trivial choices in programming language design can lead to pretty surprising results. If you like time complexity, check out the research paper behind the discussion.
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An Interesting Use of self and reduce()
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Articles & Tutorials


Making a Synth With Python: Oscillators
Learn how to create oscillators using Python as a foundation for creating your own software synthesizers. This article is one of a three-part series. The other articles cover modulators and controllers.
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How to Remove a Column From a DataFrame, With Some Extra Detail
Learn several ways to remove a column from a pandas DataFrame and take a peek at how column deletion works under the hood.
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Consuming APIs With Python and Building Microservices With gRPC
Have you wanted to get your Python code to consume data from web-based APIs? Maybe you’ve dabbled with the requests package, but you don’t know what steps to take next. This week on the show, David Amos is back, and he’s brought another batch of PyCoder’s Weekly articles and projects.
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Finding Mona Lisa in the Game of Life
Could you find an initial state for Conway’s Game of Life that, after a few iterations, displays the Mona Lisa?
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Get Started with Distributed Tracing in Python and Django Using OpenTelemetry
Learn how to get instrumented with OpenTelemetry in under 10 minutes, common distributed tracing use cases, and why tracing is the foundation for observability.
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Alternative Syntax for Python’s lambda?
Some discussion crept up this week among core developers about adding an arrow operator for simplifying lambda functions. No plans have been made yet for a PEP, but some developers acknowledged some benefits of the idea.
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Five Django Packages We Love at Monadical
The folks at Monadical love Django, and they’ve put together a list of some of their favorite packages.
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The Real Python Podcast: It’s Been a Year!
The Real Python Podcast just reached a major milestone: its fiftieth episode! In this article, you’ll look at some of the awesome guests we’ve had and topics we’ve covered, and you’ll get a preview of the exciting things happening in the future.
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C-is-for-Camera: A 35mm Camera Simulated in Python
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