Issue #619

Duck Typing, IPython Jupyter Magic, Monkey Patching, and More

March 5, 2024

Duck Typing, IPython Jupyter Magic, Monkey Patching, and More
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Duck Typing in Python: Writing Flexible and Decoupled Code
In this tutorial, you’ll learn about duck typing in Python. It’s a typing system based on objects’ behaviors rather than on inheritance. By taking advantage of duck typing, you can create flexible and decoupled sets of Python classes that you can use together or individually.

Using IPython Jupyter Magic Commands
“IPython Jupyter Magic commands (e.g. lines in notebook cells starting with % or %%) can decorate a notebook cell, or line, to modify its behavior.” This article shows you how to define them and where they can be useful.

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Monkeying Around With Python: A Guide to Monkey Patching
Monkey patching is the practice of modifying live code. This article shows you how its done and why and when to use the practice.

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Articles & Tutorials

Requests Maintainer Reflects on the Project After a Decade
One of the oldest active maintainers of the popular requests libraries reflects on the project’s good and bad parts over the last several years. He posits things that would improve the project and maintenance thereof. He also talks about what’s holding the project back right now. Associated Hacker News discussion.

Improve the Architecture of Your Python Using import-linter
For large Python projects, managing dependency relationships between modules can be challenging. Using import-linter, this task can be made easier. This article provides a simple introduction to the import-linter tool and presents 6 practical ways to fix inappropriate dependencies.
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How to Read User Input From the Keyboard in Python
Reading user input from the keyboard is a valuable skill for a Python programmer, and you can create interactive and advanced programs that run on the terminal. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create robust user input programs, integrating error handling and multiple entries.

Tracing System Calls in Python
This article shows you how to trace the system calls made when you run your Python program. It includes how you can use the Perfetto trace viewer to visualize the interactions.

The Most Important Python News in 2023
Vita has put together a site using data from the PyCoder’s newsletter. The site itself is built using Python tools. If you missed something in 2023, you might find it here.
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Django Login, Logout, Signup, Password Change and Reset
Learn how to implement a complete user authentication system in Django from scratch, consisting of login, logout, signup, password change, and password reset.
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Why Python’s Integer Division Floors
This article on the Python History blog talks about why the decision was made to have integer division use floors, instead of truncation like C.

Falsehoods Junior Developers Believe About Becoming Senior
This opinion piece by Vadim discusses how newer developers perceive what it means to be a senior developer, and how they’re often wrong.

What’s in a Name?
An article about names in Python, and why they’re not the same as objects. The article discusses reference counts and namespaces.
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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: McDonald’s Reusable Workflows
This post on McDonald’s technology blog talks about how they take advantage of reusable workflows with GitHub Actions.

Popular git Config Options
This post covers some of the more popular options you can use when configuring git, and why you might choose them.

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