Issue #490

Practical PEP 8, Logging Best Practices, "async for", and More

Sept. 14, 2021

Practical PEP 8, Logging Best Practices, "async for", and More
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Applying PEP 8 in Practice
“Two recent threads on the python-ideas mailing list have overlapped to a certain extent; both referred to Python’s [PEP 8] style guide, but the discussion indicates that the advice in it may have been stretched further than intended.”
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How to Log in Python Like a Pro
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Python News: What’s New From August 2021?
August 2021 was an eventful month in the world of Python. In this article, you’ll get up to speed on everything that happened in the past month, including three new Python releases.
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Unravelling async for Loops
Python’s async for statement allows convenient iteration over asynchronous iterators. In this article you’ll see how async for loops work behind the scenes.
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Introducing Pedalboard: Spotify’s Audio Effects Library for Python
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Black Autoformatter Core Team AMA
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Using Data Classes in Python
One new and exciting feature that came out in Python 3.7 was the data class. A data class is a class typically containing mainly data, although there aren’t really any restrictions. With data classes, you don’t have to write boilerplate code to get proper initialization, representation, and comparisons for your objects.
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Advantages of Completing Small Python Projects
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Common Ways for Parallelizing Python Code
This article reviews some common options for parallelizing Python code, including multiprocessing, specialized libraries, ipython parallel, and ray.
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A Python Guide to the Fibonacci Sequence
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All The Ways to Compress and Archive Files in Python
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Writing Unit Tests for AWS Lambda Functions in Python
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Python 3.10 Simplifies Unions in Type Annotations
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