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A Python Orientation - How to Get Started

Posted by Andrew Knight on Fri 17 August 2018 in Concepts • Tagged with guest, 2vs3, CPython, PyPy, MicroPython, pip, pipenv, venv, virtualenv, Conda, editors, Pythonic, Pythonista, Zen of Python, pycon, PSF, BDFL, overview, reference • 5 min read

Python is a wonderful language for both beginners and expert programmers, but getting started can be daunting. Which version should I use? Which editors are best? What do you mean there are different implementations and environments? Here's a guide to help navigate these big FAQs.


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OOP Beyond the Basics: Using Properties for Encapsulation, Computation and Refactoring

Posted by Bob on Wed 31 May 2017 in Concepts • Tagged with oop, property, decorators, encapsulation, computation, dunder, refactoring, pytest, 2vs3, getter, setter • 4 min read

In this article I share my learning of the property decorator coding a simple Account class. I think it's an unmissable tool in your (Python) OOP toolkit.


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Best Practices for Compatible Python 2 and 3 Code

Posted by Bob on Wed 22 March 2017 in Tools • Tagged with 2vs3, tox, six, python-modernize, porting, future, 2to3, coverage, futurize, caniusepython3, pip, Requests, Werkzeug • 3 min read

95% of most popular Python packages support Python 3. Maybe you are lucky and get to start fresh using Python 3. However as of last year Python 2.7 still reigns supreme in pip installs and at a lot of places 2.x is the only version you get to work in. I think writing Python 2 and 3 compatible code is an important skill, so lets check what it entails.


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Twitter digest 2017 week 07

Posted by PyBites on Sat 18 February 2017 in Digest • Tagged with twitter, news, podcasts, 3.6, functional programming, 2vs3, git, github, guido, oop, namedtuples, algorithms, refactoring • 2 min read

On Saturdays we will share a curated list of 15 cool things (mostly Python) we found / tweeted during the week.


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Beautiful, idiomatic Python

Posted by Bob on Tue 10 January 2017 in Best practices • Tagged with pythonic, cleancode, collections, 2vs3, namedtuples, decorators, contextmanagers • 2 min read

Transforming Code into Beautiful, Idiomatic Python is a must-watch to write more Pythonic code. In this post some highlights.


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