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Deploying Django, Become the Next PSF Director, Ruby vs Python, and More

Nov. 16, 2021

Deploying Django, Become the Next PSF Director, Ruby vs Python, and More
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The PSF Is Searching for Its Next Executive Director
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Selecting a Programming Language Can Be a Form of Premature Optimization
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How Python’s list Data Structure Really Works
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Django Bugfix Release: 3.2.9
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The Legacy of OLPC and Charismatic Pitfalls in Teaching Programming
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Ruby vs Python Comes Down to the for Loop
“Contrasting how each language handles iteration helps understand how to work effectively in either.” Related discussion of this article on Hacker News.
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Create Distance Matrix Using Google Maps APIs
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Cython, Rust, and More: Choosing a Language for Python Extensions
You can write Python extensions with Cython, Rust, and many other tools. In this article you’ll learn which one you should use, depending on your particular use case and needs.
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Async Python Is Not Faster
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Monads and Python
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