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70+ Python Projects, PEP 654 and Exception Groups, Context Managers, and More

June 8, 2021

70+ Python Projects, PEP 654 and Exception Groups, Context Managers, and More
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PEP 654: Exception Groups and except*
Currently, Python’s exception handling mechanisms only allow you to focus on a single exception at a time. PEP 654, which is still in draft, aims to change that by adding to the Python language the concept of an exception group. Learn about this proposed feature in this article covering the discussion about exception groups from the 2021 Python Language Summit

70+ Python Projects for Beginners, Intermediate and Experienced Developers
We don’t often include listicles in PyCoder’s Weekly, but this was just too good of a resource to pass up. If you’re looking for some Python projects to tackle, whether your a beginner looking to learn some new skills or an advanced developer researching implementation ideas, this list of over 70 Python projects has you covered.

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Context Managers and Python’s with Statement
Context managers are a must-know Python language feature. In this step-by-step tutorial, you’ll learn what the Python with statement is and how to use it with existing context managers. You’ll also learn how to create your own context managers.

PyCon US 2021 Recordings Are Complete!
You can now watch all of the PyCon 2021 US videos on YouTube.

CircuitPython 6.3.0 Released
The third alpha release of the next major version 7.0.0 is also available.

PyCharm 2021.2 EAP Has Started
Try out new features and provide feedback on the latest, unreleased version of PyCharm.


TIL I’ve Been Making Debugging Statements Harder Than They Needed to Be
Python 3.8’s new f-string feature is a huge win for teaching and debugging!

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Permissions in Django Rest Framework
Django Rest Framework (DRF) is a powerful framework for creating RESTful APIs in Django. Permissions in DRF allow you to limit access to a resource to a subset of authenticated users. Learn how permissions work in DRF in this in-depth tutorial. You’ll learn about DRF’s built-in permission classes, as well as how to define your own custom permissions.
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Create Web Applications Using Only Python With Anvil
What if you could create an application and deploy it to the web with just Python? Wouldn’t it be nice to skip the additional full-stack development steps of learning three different languages in addition to Python? That’s the idea behind Anvil. This week on the Real Python Podcast, we have Meredydd Luff, co-founder of Anvil.

How to Build a Webhook Receiver in Django
Webhooks are a common way to receive data in web applications. In this hands-on tutorial, you’ll learn how to build a webhook receiver in Django — with tests!. The article strictly covers receiving data and doesn’t touch on what to do with that data, since that would be application-dependent anyway.

Find your Next Python Job with Hired
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Python Community Interview With Sebastián Ramírez
Sebastián Ramírez is a software developer at Explosion AI and is the creator of the popular frameworks FastAPI and Typer. In this interview, we discuss typing in Python, his motivations for creating FastAPI and the future of the framework, and much more.

2021: The Year Windows Became a First Class Python Development Environment
Have you heard that Windows and Python don’t play nice together? Well, it might be time to think again! In this opinion piece, author Chris Patti explains why 2021 is finally the year that Windows offers a top-notch Python development environment.

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Python Basics: Setting Up Python
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