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Issue #549 (Nov. 1, 2022)

#549 – NOVEMBER 1, 2022

How to Get the First Match From a Python List or Iterable

In this tutorial you’ll learn about the best ways to get the first match from a Python list or iterable. You’ll look into two different strategies, for loops and generators, and compare their performance. Then you’ll end up by creating a reusable function for all your first matching needs.

Generating Memes and Infographics With Pillow

Pillow is great for doing image resizing, adding borders or composing. This makes it a natural fit for creating tools for memes and infographics. This step-by-step article shows you what Pillow code you need to write to turn any image into a meme.

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When Should You Upgrade to Python 3.11?

Python 3.11 has been released, when should you switch to using it? This posting covers the complications you can run into when moving to the latest release of any Python and how to know when it is best for you to upgrade.

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Articles & Tutorials

Caching in Django Applications

Caching can make a big difference in the performance of your application. This blog post describes how to apply caching to a Django project and what the benefits are. It is part 4 in a series with entries on Django performance improvement for the database, your code, and your front-end.

Cool New Features in Python 3.11

In this video course, you’ll explore what Python 3.11 brings to the table. You’ll learn how Python 3.11 is the fastest and most user-friendly version of CPython yet, and learn about improvements to the typing system and to the asynchronous features of Python.

Deepgram Is the Preferred Speech-to-Text API of Python Developers

Engineers from companies like NASA, Spotify & Volley chose Deepgram’s speech-to-text API to automatically transcribe their audio with understanding features like summarization, topic detection and language detection.  Make the most of your audio data and get 200 hours of free transcription →
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Lambdas Don’t Support Type Hints, but That’s Okay

Python has no syntax to add type hints to lambdas, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use them in type-checked code. This post looks at how mypy can infer the types for lambdas, based on where they’re used.

12 Factor Apps Revisited

The Twelve-Factor App methodology is a methodology for building software-as-a-service applications by Adam Wiggins. This article covers how it has evolved and what you can learn from it today.

Simple, Sane, and Sensible Logging in Python

Get started with Logging in Python or deploy advanced, flexible loggers without the boiler-plate code. Learn all about log2d, a third-party wrapper for the Python logging library.
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PyCon US 2022 Recap and Recording Announcement

This posting contains a recap of PyCon US 2022 along with links to their YouTube channel containing many of the talks from the conference.

Deepnote is the Best Way to Collaborate Around Your Data

Explore data with Python & SQL from your browser. Add context with data visualizations and rich text editing. Share analysis with stakeholders by simply sending a link.
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How to Set Up WebSockets in Starlette

Starlette is a relatively new entrant to the world of Python web frameworks. This blog post talks about how you can set up (and test) a WebSocket backend using Starlette.
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Should You Use Custom Exceptions in Python?

The article discusses whether or not to use custom exceptions in Python development. It shows how to create custom exceptions and when they can be useful.
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Projects & Code

django-emoji: Django App for Using Emojis on Your Site


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inline-sql: Inline SQL in Any Python Program


reals: Library for Arithmetic With Real Numbers


absurd-django: Django in Pyodide Experiment



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Happy Pythoning!
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