PyCoder’s Weekly: Issue #524 (May 10, 2022)

#524 – MAY 10, 2022
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PyCon US 2022 Highlights

“It was wonderful to be back at PyCon US in person again. PyCon is way too big for any one person’s summary to tell the whole story, but I’m happy to share some of my personal highlights from this year’s event.”
ERIC MATTHES • Shared by Eric Matthes

Top Python Game Engines

In this tutorial, you’ll explore several Python game engines available to you. For each, you’ll code simple examples and a more advanced game to learn the game engine’s strengths and weaknesses.
REAL PYTHON

Ultimate Guide to Python Pickle: How To’s, Exploits & Safety

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Python’s pickle library is useful in maintaining persistence within complex data structures and objects. Learn how to safely use a pickle in application development using this comprehensive guide →
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PyScript: Unleash the Power of Python in Your Browser

PyScript was announced at PyCon US 2022, it is a web-based application allowing you to use both Python and HTML to create applications. Discover what it can do and how it was built.
ERYK LEWINSON

Python News: What’s New From April 2022

In April 2022, the PyCon US conference happened in Salt Lake City. During the conference, Python developers met for the annual Language Summit, and Anaconda announced PyScript, a way to write Python directly inside HTML. In this article, you’ll learn more about what happened in the last month in the world of Python.
REAL PYTHON

Discussions

Modern Python Performance Considerations

There’s nothing like talking about Python and speed to stir up a conversation. Join this discussion about Jake Edge’s Modern Python performance considerations article.
HACKER NEWS

Which Python Package Has the Best Implementation?

TWITTER.COM/DRISCOLLIS

Python Jobs

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Senior Storytelling Framework Engineer – Python (France)

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Articles & Tutorials

Testing Your Code With pytest

In this video course, you’ll learn how to take your testing to the next level with pytest. You’ll cover intermediate and advanced pytest features such as fixtures, marks, parameters, and plugins. With pytest, you can make your test suites fast, effective, and less painful to maintain.
REAL PYTHON course

How the Cinder JIT’s Function Inliner Optimizes

Cinder is an open-sourced fork of CPython that includes optimizations like immortal objects, inline caching, Static Python, Strict Modules, and a Just-In-Time compiler. This article does a deep dive on how their JIT handles function in-lining for performance gains.
MAX BERNSTEIN

Join Our Free Online Community With Anaconda Nucleus

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Anaconda Nucleus is our education and community engagement platform. The platform features a wealth of data science content ranging from articles to webinars to videos and more. Join to ask questions and engage other data professionals →
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A Beginner’s Guide to Visualizing Audio in Python

Visualizing data with a spectrogram helps reveal hidden insights in the audio data that may have been less apparent in the traditional waveform representations. With some numpy, matplotlib and scipy you can visualize your audio in a few short lines.
BRADEN RIGGS

PEP 690: Lazy Imports

This PEP proposes the ability to defer the execution of imported modules until the moment when an imported object is used. Lazy imports can greatly reduce the overall number of modules initially loaded, improving startup time and memory usage.
PEPS.PYTHON.ORG

Exploring Google Analytics Realtime Data With Python

Google Analytics can provide a lot of insight into your website’s traffic and although they have dashboard tools, you may want to dive deeper. Using the Google Analytics API you can retrieve your analytics data and be in full control.
MARTIIN HEINZ

An Overview of Structural Pattern Matching for Python

Python’s match statement, which provides a C-like switch statement (though it is far more than that) was introduced in Python 3.10. Learn the history of the feature, how it is used, and how it works.
JAKE EDGE

Trickery to Tame Big WebAssembly Binaries

WASM is great, who doesn’t want Python in the browser, but it often requires an expensive cold load of a page. Read more about how to minimize your WASM downloads for speedier Python in the web.
BRAM WASTI

Boolean Short-Circuiting

Learn how and and or are processed in your code, how Boolean short-circuiting works, how “truthy” values ​​effect this, and how all this is handled in the all() and any() functions.
RODRIGO GIRÃO SERRÃO

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Converting a Python Library to Rust

Alan describes his experience porting his Python library August to Rust. He outlines the resulting performance difference and things he learned along the way.
ALAN TRICK

Django Filter: .filter(A).filter(B) vs .filter(A, B)

Learn the different ways of chaining calls in the Django ORM, how sometimes it results in duplicate objects, and what to do about it.
IVAYLO DONCHEV

Projects & Code

madbg: A Fully-Featured Remote Debugger for Python

GITHUB.COM/KMAORK

im2cmap: Convert Images to matplotlib Colormaps

GITHUB.COM/ARVKEVI • Shared by Kevin Arvai

pepdocs: Read PEPs in Your Console

GITHUB.COM/GAHJELLE

gpt-2-simple: Retrain GPT-2 Text-Gen Model on New Texts

GITHUB.COM/MINIMAXIR

Django styleguide used in HackSoft projects

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Events

Dominican Republic Python User Group

May 10 to May 11, 2022
PYTHON.DO

Santa Cruz Python Meetup

May 11, 2022
MEETUP.COM

Heidelberg Python Meetup

May 11, 2022
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Weekly Real Python Office Hours Q&A (Virtual)

May 11, 2022
REALPYTHON.COM

PyMNTos

May 12, 2022
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Python Miami

May 14 to May 15, 2022
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Happy Pythoning!
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