PyCon US 2022 Wrap-Up, Game Engines, PyScript, and More

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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.”
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PyScript: Unleash the Power of Python in Your Browser
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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.
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How the Cinder JIT’s Function Inliner Optimizes
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A Beginner’s Guide to Visualizing Audio in Python
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PEP 690: Lazy Imports
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Exploring Google Analytics Realtime Data With Python
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An Overview of Structural Pattern Matching for Python
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Trickery to Tame Big WebAssembly Binaries
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Boolean Short-Circuiting
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