Code Challenge 30 - The Art of Refactoring: Improve Your Code - Review

Posted by PyBites on Mon 07 August 2017 in Challenges • Tagged with codechallenges, refactoring, code review, testing, bestpractices, cleancode, bettercodehub, Sig, Flask, authentication, my first script • 2 min read

In this article we review last week's The Art of Refactoring: Improve Your Code code challenge. We're excited to have done 30 challenges so far and it feels like we only got started. Prepare for more to come!


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Code Challenge 30 - The Art of Refactoring: Improve Your Code

Posted by PyBites on Tue 01 August 2017 in Challenges • Tagged with codechallenges, refactoring, code review, testing, packaging, bestpractices, pythonic, pep8, cleancode • 2 min read

Hi Pythonistas, a new week, a new 'bite' of Python coding. Wow challenge 30 already! This week we let you hone your refactoring skills. Learn, code, PR submit (don't be shy) and above all have fun!


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Comparing Lists with Difflib

Posted by Julian on Wed 08 March 2017 in Learning • Tagged with python, learning, beginners, stdlib, tips, cleancode, bestpractices, pythonic • 3 min read

Learn to compare blocks of text with the difflib module.


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Pythonic String Formatting

Posted by Julian on Thu 02 March 2017 in Learning • Tagged with python, learning, beginners, tips, cleancode, bestpractices, pythonic • 3 min read

The formatting of strings has been a hot topic in Python and something that I struggled with at the beginning. It's quite interesting to see how it's evolved over time to be what it is today!


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Python Tricks book review

Posted by Bob on Tue 31 January 2017 in Books • Tagged with review, tricks, tips, pythonic, oop, ABC, dicts, cleancode • 2 min read

A review of Dan Bader's Python tricks book.


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Errors should never pass silently

Posted by Bob on Wed 18 January 2017 in Best practices • Tagged with exceptions, Zen of Python, error handling, cleancode, anti-patterns • 3 min read

In this article some important anti-patterns regarding error handling and how to solve them making your code more Pythonic and easier to maintain.


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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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5 min guide to PEP8

Posted by Bob on Mon 02 January 2017 in Best practices • Tagged with pep8, cleancode, guidelines, coding style, bestpractices, pythonic, vim • 4 min read

Today a post on PEP8, the Style Guide for Python Code


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Python Naming Conventions

Posted by Julian on Sun 01 January 2017 in Learning • Tagged with learning, python, beginners, tips, cleancode, bestpractices • 2 min read

Naming conventions can be tricky in Py. It's good to make sure we're all on the same page.


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Don't Let Indentation Catch You Out

Posted by Julian on Fri 30 December 2016 in Learning • Tagged with python, learning, beginners, tips, cleancode, bestpractices • 4 min read

Python indentation can be a cruel mistress. Let's get it right!


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