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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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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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5 tips to speed up your Python code

Posted by Bob on Tue 21 February 2017 in Best practices • Tagged with performance, data structures, pythonic, generators, map, builtin, algorithms, regex, patterns • 5 min read

In this post I will give you 5 tips to speed up your code.


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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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Python's data model by example

Posted by Bob on Wed 25 January 2017 in Concepts • Tagged with datamodel, oop, magicmethods, builtin, pythonic, iterators, slicing • 14 min read

After last post on OOP a logical follow-up is Python's data model. We use the great Fluent Python book to code up an example of our own, showing the powerful way you can leverage this data model. You can download the notebook here.


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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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Code Challenge Pilot - code review

Posted by Bob on Thu 05 January 2017 in Challenges • Tagged with codechallenges, refactoring, code review, bestpractices, pythonic, git, Github, git flow, vim, assert • 5 min read

In this post I review the code of challenge # 1 and refactor it to make it more Pythonic.


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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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