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There’s always something going on over at as far as Python tutorials go—and our 2022 editorial calendar was chock full of in-depth tutorials, video courses, podcast episodes, and interactive quizzes .

This week’s newsletter is a collection of our most popular articles and courses of 2022.

Here’s what you may have missed:

Python 3.11: Cool New Features for You to Try

Python 3.11 was released in October 2022. In this article, you'll explore what Python 3.11 brings to the table. You'll learn how Python 3.11 is the fastest and most user-friendly version of CPython yet, and learn about improvements to the typing system and to the asynchronous features of Python:

Python's Assert: Debug and Test Your Code Like a Pro

Learn how to use Python's assert statement to document, debug, and test code in development:

Python Basics: Dictionaries

One of the most useful data structures in Python is the dictionary. In this video course, you’ll learn what a dictionary is, how dictionaries differ from lists and tuples, and how to define and use dictionaries in your own code.

Providing Multiple Constructors in Your Python Classes

Learn how to provide multiple constructors in your Python classes, including: checking argument types, using default argument values, writing class methods, and implementing single-dispatch methods:

Context Managers and Python's "with" Statement

In this video course, you'll learn what the Python "with" statement is and how to use it with existing context managers. You'll also learn how to create your own context managers:

Build a URL Shortener With FastAPI and Python

In this step-by-step project, you'll build an app to create and manage shortened URLs. Your Python URL shortener can receive a full target URL and return a shortened URL. You'll also use the automatically created documentation of FastAPI to try out your API endpoints:

Using Python's pathlib Module

In this video course, you'll learn how to effectively work with file system paths in Python 3 using the pathlib module in the standard library:

Why Is It Important to Close Files in Python?

Model citizens use context managers to open and close file resources in Python, but have you ever wondered why it's important to close files? In this tutorial, you'll take a deep dive into the reasons why it's important to close files and what can happen if you don't:

Intro to Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) in Python

In this video series, you'll learn the fundamentals of object-oriented programming (OOP) in Python and how to work with classes, objects, and constructors:

Microsoft Power BI and Python: Two Superpowers Combined

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to install and configure Microsoft Power BI to work with Python. Using Python, you'll import data from a SQLite database, transform and augment your dataset with pandas, and visualize it with Matplotlib:

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:

Build a Social Network With Django

In this four-part tutorial series, you'll build a social network with Django to showcase in your portfolio. You'll learn about relationships between Django models and how to use forms so that users can interact with your app. You'll also make your site look good by using the Bulma CSS framework:

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