Issue #481

One Database Transaction Too Many, State of Python Packaging in 2021, Final Python 3.10 Beta Released, and More

July 13, 2021

One Database Transaction Too Many, State of Python Packaging in 2021, Final Python 3.10 Beta Released, and More
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One Database Transaction Too Many
Learn how a bug was born — one that resulted in hundreds of users of an application getting a notification that they had been paid when in fact they had not! In this story, Haki Benita shares how a slip-up with Django signals caused him and his team quite a headache. You’ll learn how the application was architected, how the bug occurred, and how they fixed it, along with some other remedies to consider.

The State of Python Packaging in 2021
What does Python packaging look like in 2021? What are the best tools to use? In this article, you’ll see one developer’s opinion about the state of Python packaging in 2021, what tools they are using the most often, and some thoughts on how the situation can continue to improve moving forward.

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Python News: What’s New From June 2021?
June 2021 was full of notable events in the Python world! In this article, you’ll get caught up on what’s been happening with Python during this past month, including some changes at the Python Software Foundation and the announcement of a new recipient of the PSF Fiscal Sponsorship Program.

Python 3.10.0b4 Is Available
This is the last beta release, which means the next release will be the first release candidate.

Łukasz Langa Is the Inaugural CPython Developer-in-Residence

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Articles & Tutorials

Exploring the functools Module and Complex Numbers in Python
Are you ready to expand your Python knowledge into the intermediate to advanced territory? What tools are awaiting your discovery inside Python’s functools module? This week on the Real Python Podcast, David Amos is back, and he’s brought another batch of PyCoder’s Weekly articles and projects.

Pyflyby: Improving Efficiency of Jupyter Interactive Sessions
There’s a new tool in town that aims to improve Python developer focus and minimize distractions while coding, especially in Jupyter Notebooks. That new tool is pyflyby, and it can handle tidying up and collecting imports and exports from Python modules. For example, in a Jupyter Notebook, pyflyby can automatically import the right modules and functions from NumPy if you use something in a cell without importing it first.

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Copilot Writes a Text-Based Game in Python
GitHub’s new Copilot feature has a lot of people talking. The project’s goal is to be an AI pair programmer — a tool that can suggest entire lines of code or even entire functions! In this amusing article, one developer who gained access to Copilot’s technical preview shares how the AI wrote an entire text-based adventure game that turned out to be the solution to an exercise from a Python instructional book.

Friendlier Tracebacks in REPLs (Including Jupyter)
Tracebacks are often the start of any Python debugging journey. But tracebacks can be difficult to read and confusing to beginners. The friendly-traceback project aims to lift the veil of confusion for tracebacks by providing more helpful error messages with lots of context. New updates to the project include better tracebacks in Jupyter Notebooks!

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The Square Root Function in Python
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