#541 – SEPTEMBER 6, 2022
Creating a Python Code Completer & More AST Projects
How does a code completion tool work? What is an Abstract Syntax Tree, and how is it created in Python? How does an AST help you write programs and projects that inspect and modify your Python code? This week on the show, Meredydd Luff, co-founder of Anvil, shares his PyCon talk, “Building a Python Code Completer.”
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Python String Methods to Know
Python’s strings have 47 methods. That’s almost as many string methods as there are built-in functions in Python! Which string methods should you learn first?
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Dragon Curve in Python 🐍
A Dragon Curve is a kind of fractal image. This article introduces you to the math behind the curve and how to draw one using a Python script.
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Do You Still Buy/Read Technical Books?
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Articles & Tutorials
Gevent for the Working Python Developer
This step-by-step tutorial runs you through the use of
gevent, a Python concurrency library. It covers synchronous and asynchronous execution, determinism, timeouts, monkey-patching, and much more. It has also been translated into Italian and Japanese.
Python Package Manager Shootout
A performance based shootout for
poetry. It compares installation, lock file processing, and the time to add and update packages. Speed isn’t everything for tool choice, but knowing the difference may help you choose.
Scout APM: Find and Fix Performance Issues with Ease
Scout’s APM tool pinpoints and prioritizes performance and stability issues in Python applications. With Scout’s tracing logic, developers can detect the exact line of code causing the performance abnormality, and with detailed backtraces, you can fix the issue before customers ever notice →
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Why Your Website Should Be Under 14kB in Size
Everyone knows that smaller sites load faster, but did you know specific limits can make a big difference? Due to how TCP works and packets are grouped, a 14kB page can load more than half a second faster than a 15kB page. Learn why.
How Can You Install a Pre-Release Version of Python?
If you want to have a peek at what’s coming in the next stable version of Python, then you can install a pre-release version. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to access the latest Python versions and help test them.
Some Ways to Get Better at Debugging
A short summary of a couple of academic papers on how to improve your debugging skills, broken down into: learn the codebase, learn the system, learn your tools, learn strategies, and gain experience.
The Five Worst Things About Jupyter Notebooks
Daniel talks about how, despite once loving Jupyter, things keep getting in his way. Read about the downsides of notebooks and why one data scientist is moving to other tools.
Deepnote: Data Science Notebook for Collaboration
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Topic Detection in Podcast Episodes With Python
This tutorial shows you how to transcribe a podcast using a speech-to-text Python SDK and derive a list of topics from it to quickly discover topics and meaning in text data.
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Please Do Not Use Python for Tooling
This opinion piece talks about how dependency management and the lack of an executable make Python a problematic choice for writing tools.
Projects & Code
ruff: An Extremely Fast Python Linter, Written in Rust
django-airplane: Cache CDN Files for Coding Offline
qt-async-threads: Spawn Threads Using Await in Qt
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python-codext: Encode/Decode Anything
Regressio: Regression, Interpolation, and Smoothing Library
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