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Build a Python Turtle Game: Space Invaders Clone
In this step-by-step tutorial, you’ll use Python’s turtle module to write a Space Invaders clone. You’ll learn about techniques used in animations and games, and consolidate your knowledge of key Python topics.

Getting Help (In Python)
When trying to remember just where sleep() was in the Python standard library, Ishaan stumbled through the built-in help and learned how to use it to answer just these kinds of questions.

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Ever wonder just how many special methods there are in Python? This post explains all of Python’s 100+ dunder methods and 50+ dunder attributes.

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SQLite and SQLAlchemy in Python: Beyond Flat Files
In this video course, you’ll learn how to store and retrieve data using Python, SQLite, and SQLAlchemy as well as with flat files. Using SQLite with Python brings with it the additional benefit of accessing data with SQL. By adding SQLAlchemy, you can work with data in terms of objects and methods.

Why Programming Languages Need a Style Czar
The more flexible the language, the more likely you’re going to have a variety of styles in the code. The larger the project the harder it is to manage. This opinion piece explains why having someone dictate how code should look at the language level can be valuable.

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Python Basics Exercises: Dictionaries
One of the most useful data structures in Python is the dictionary. In this video course, you’ll practice working with Python dictionaries, see how dictionaries differ from lists and tuples, and define and use dictionaries in your own code.

The (Hidden) Danger of Notebooks in Production
An opinion piece on the perils of utilizing notebooks in a production system. It highlights some of their inherent challenges and presents an alternative approach where notebooks can co-exist with a production system.
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MVC in Python Web Apps: Explained With Lego
This tutorial conceptually explains the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern in Python web apps using Lego bricks. Finally understand this important architecture to streamline your web development process.

Parsing URLs in Python
Correctly parsing a URL can be tough, in fact the built-in Python functions aren’t fully compliant with the RFC. This post talks about how that is, and a library that gets it right.

Rapid Prototyping in Python
This post talks about using Python as a prototyping language for more complex projects in other languages. Rather than write pseudo-code, write actual code to test your ideas.

Go, Python, Rust, and Production AI Applications
Sameer talks about his use of Go, Python, and Rust, and how their approaches effect your application’s safety, along with how that impacts coding for AI systems.

20 Django Packages That I Use in Every Project
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The Wrong Way to Speed Up Your Code With Numba
Numba can make your numeric code faster, but only if you use it right. Learn what “right” means and what to avoid.

4 Ways to Correct Grammar With Python
This tutorial explains various methods for checking and correcting English language grammatical errors using Python.

State of WASI Support for CPython: March 2024
Progress on WASI and CPython continues. Brett gives a summary of changes since last year’s post.

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