PyCoder’s Weekly: Issue #522 (April 26, 2022)

#522 – APRIL 26, 2022
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Type Hints in Code Supporting Multiple Python Versions

The typing module continues to evolve, with new features in every Python version. This can make it tricky if you’re trying to type code that supports multiple Python versions. Learn just what you can do when you need to support Type Hints in multiple versions.

PyCon US 2022: Getting the Most Out of Your Conference Visit

Tips for getting the most out of your visit to PyCon US, the world’s biggest Python conference taking place April 27, 2022 to May 3, 2022 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned attendee, this guide will help you get ready to have a great PyCon. If you’re attending, stop by the Real Python booth and say hello! πŸ™‚

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Add Additional Attributes to Enum Members in Python

Sometimes you want your Enum objects to reference more than just a single piece of data. You can use a tuple but then you have to de-reference it. This article shows a technique used in http.HTTPStatus that you can do in your own code.

Building a Django User Management System

In this video course, you’ll learn how to extend your Django application with a user management system, complete with email sending and third-party authentication.

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Python’s β€œType Hints” Are a Bit of a Disappointment to Me


Where Can I See Examples of Large S/W Architecture?


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Articles & Tutorials

From 30 Lines of Code to 11: Rock Paper Scissors in Python

When you’re a beginner you need projects that allow you to practice basic concepts. But do you ever revisit those projects as a more advanced developer? This article looks at one common beginner Python project β€” implementing Rock Paper Scissors in Python β€” and how you could approach the game logic from a more advanced perspective.
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Python Bidirectional Dictionary

Learn about the Bidict library, a bi-directional dictionary where your keys and your values ​​can both be used to look up an item. This can be a useful tool when dealing with mapped data like country code to country name where you want to look up either side of the relationship.

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Use Python to Send Notifications During Model Training

We’ve all been there. Whether you are experimenting with a new fun model or grinding for that Kaggle competition prize pool, it can be hard to leave your models running in peace. Learn how to use Twilio’s API to notify you during your model training.

What is Synthetic Data?

Synthetic data is artificially annotated information that is generated by computer algorithms or simulations, commonly used as an alternative to real-world data. Learn where it can be useful and how it helps train your machine learning algorithms.
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Python 3.11 Preview: Task and Exception Groups

Python 3.11 will be released in October 2022. In this tutorial, you’ll install the latest alpha release of Python 3.11 in order to preview task and exception groups and learn about how they can improve your asynchronous programming in Python.

Create an Interactive Dashboard With Pandas and hvPlot

This article will show you the easiest way to create an interactive dashboard in Python from any Pandas DataFrame. If you already know some Pandas, you can almost immediately use hvPlot .interactive and turn your data into a dashboard.

How I Integrated Zapier Into My Django Project

Zapier is a no-code tool that takes input from a wide variety of web applications and connects their output to other applications. This article walks you through what you need to do to integrate Zapier with your Django project.

Concurrent Web Scraping With Selenium and Docker Swarm

This tutorial shows you how to use Python and Selenium Grid to build a parallel web scraper. By packaging it up in Docker and executing it in a swarm, you can scrape all the things!

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Top 10 VSCode Extensions for More Productive Python

Bas’s top 10 VSCode extensions for Python, including tools for indentation management, comments, tests, type hints, docstrings, and more.

Common Python Anti-Patterns to Watch Out For

Fifteen code patterns that are problematic in Python and what alternatives to use instead.

Projects & Code

memray: Memory Profiler for Python


git-gud: Command-Line Game to Learn git


dunk: Prettier Git Diffs


pandera: Data Validation Library for Pandas Dataframes


pypyr: make Alternative for Automation Pipelines



Weekly Real Python Office Hours Q&A (Virtual)

April 27, 2022

PyCon US 2022

April 27 to May 6, 2022

PyKla Monthly Meetup

April 27, 2022


April 27, 2022

SPb Python Drinkup

April 28, 2022

Happy Pythoning!
This was PyCoder’s Weekly Issue #522.
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