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Faster CPython at PyCon, Trusted Publishing, Packaging, and More

May 16, 2023

Faster CPython at PyCon, Trusted Publishing, Packaging, and More
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Faster CPython at PyCon
This article summarizes the report the Faster CPython team gave at PyCon 2023. It gives information on PEP 659 Specializing Adaptive Interpreter and other performance improvements on the roadmap.

Trusted Publishing: Publishing to PyPI With Github Actions
PyPI recently introduced a method to publish using GitHub Actions without the need for usernames and passwords. This post shows you Philip’s set-up for his own projects using this new feature.

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Virtual Env Structure & Surveying the Packaging Ecosystem
How do Python virtual environments work under the hood? How does understanding these concepts help you with managing them for your projects? This week on the show, CPython core developer Brett Cannon returns to discuss his recent articles about virtual environments and the Python packaging landscape.

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Articles & Tutorials

How to Write Tests That Need a Lot of Data?
Imagine you work on a Django project. You want to test your application with unit tests and integrations tests. Your application has lots of database tables, which need to be filled with realistic data for each test case. This article explains 3 techniques that will help you to fill the database with a lot of data for each test case.

Getting the Most Out of the Python Standard REPL
In this video course, you’ll learn how to use the Python standard REPL (Read-Eval-Print Loop) to run your code interactively. This tool will allow you to test new ideas, explore and experiment with new tools and libraries, refactor and debug your code, try out examples, and more.

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How to Recover From Microservices
The frenzy of mircoservices-all-the-things has calmed somewhat and you may find yourself with a microservice architecture to maintain that probably shouldn’t be. This article details how to wrangle that network based architecture into a well modularized monolith.

Build Robust Continuous Integration With Docker and Friends
In this tutorial, you’ll use Docker and GitHub Actions to build a robust continuous integration pipeline for a multi-container web application consisting of Flask and Redis. Along the way, you’ll learn how to dockerize a Python web application.

Extending Web Apps With WebAssembly & Python
“This article shows how you can run a Python program within another application that uses a Wasm runtime (host) and have the Python program talk to the host and vice versa.”

VardaGPT: A Tale About Coding With ChatGPT
Ixaxxar walks you through the step by step process he used to build and test a piece of code using ChatGPT as his guide. TL;DR: it isn’t quite ready to replace him yet.

pytz: The Fastest Footgun in the West
The pytz library and its interactions with datetime are a source of misunderstandings and ultimately bugs. This article points out the problem cases.

The Contradictions in ‘The Zen of Python’
This is a summary of Christopher Neugebauer’s talk at PyCascades reminding attendees how foolish consistency can be a hobgoblin to productivity.

Why Mojo?
“A backstory and rationale for why we created the Mojo language.”

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