Issue #506

Build a Social Network With Django, Make Your Own Linter, Log Injections Attacks, and More

Jan. 4, 2022

Build a Social Network With Django, Make Your Own Linter, Log Injections Attacks, and More
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Gem: Exploding String Alternatives
Here’s a Python gem: a small bit of Python that uses the power of the language and standard library well. It’s a function to list strings generated by a pattern with embedded alternatives. It takes an input string with brace-wrapped possibilities, and generates all the strings made from making choices among them: explode("{Alice,Bob} ate a {banana,donut}.")
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Build a Social Network With Django – Part 1
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Learn Python ASTs, by Building Your Own Linter
A guide to Abstract Syntax Trees in Python. They form the basis of a lot of tools we take for granted, like linters, code formatters and syntax highlighting. With this article you’ll get to learn about ASTs by building your own linter from scratch.
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urllib3 Raised $15,000 in 2021
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Django Developers Survey 2021 Results
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Discussions


Python vs C % (Modulo/Remainder) Operator Behavior
In Python the % operator returns a number with the same sign as the second argument. C doesn’t actually have a “modulo” operator but a “remainder” operator, according to the C spec. Read the Hacker News discussion after the tweet for a full explanation.
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Python Threads Scheduling Differences Between 3.10 and 3.9
“Unintended consequence of Mark Shannon’s change that refactors fast opcode dispatching […]”
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Articles & Tutorials


Is Your Python Code Vulnerable to Log Injection?
Following the news on log4j lately, you may wonder if Python’s logging library is safe. After all, there is a potential for injection attacks where string formatting meets user input. Thankfully, Python’s logging isn’t vulnerable to remote code execution. Nonetheless it is still important to be careful with untrusted data. This article describes some common pitfalls, and how logging f-strings could—in certain situations—leave you vulnerable to other types of attacks.
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2021 Real Python Articles Wrap Up
It’s been a year of change at Real Python! The Real Python team has written, edited, curated, illustrated, and produced a mountain of Python articles this year. We also added many new members to the team, updated the site’s features, and created new styles of tutorials and projects.
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Application Performance Monitoring, Built for Developers by Developers
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Python Type Hints: How to Handle Optional Imports
This post is not about importing typing.Optional, but instead imports that are themselves optional. Libraries often have optional dependencies, and the code should work whether or not the import is there.
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Reading Tracebacks in Python
When exceptions go unhandled, Python prints a traceback. Tracebacks are read from the bottom upward. The last line describes what happened and lines above describe where it happened.
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Three Problems With a Tool
A discussion of three problems with Python: “packaging, fractured tooling, crufty standard library”
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Pointers/References in Python
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Unravelling elif/else From if Statements
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Unravelling finally and else From try Statements
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Using Borb to Create Ebooks From Project Gutenberg
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python-minifier: Transform Python Source Code Into It’s Most Compact Representation
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emacspy: Program Emacs in Python Instead of ELisp
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django-browser-reload: Automatically Reload Your Browser in Development
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