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Building a Python GUI Application With Tkinter
In this video course, you’ll learn the basics of GUI programming with Tkinter, the de facto Python GUI framework. Master GUI programming concepts such as widgets, geometry managers, and event handlers. Then, put it all together by building two applications: a temperature converter and a text editor.

pyastgrep and Custom Linting
This article from the developer of pyastgrep introduces you to the tool which can now be used as a library. The post talks about how to use it and what kind of linting it does best.

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What’s New in Django 5.1
Django 5.1 has gone alpha so the list of features targeting this release has more or less solidified. This article introduces you to what is coming in Django 5.1.

Quiz: How to Create Pivot Tables With Pandas
This quiz is designed to push your knowledge of pivot tables a little bit further. You won’t find all the answers by reading the tutorial, so you’ll need to do some investigating on your own. By finding all the answers, you’re sure to learn some other interesting things along the way.

PEP 649 Re-targeted to 3.14
Python Enhancement Proposal 649: Deferred Evaluation Of Annotations Using Descriptors has been re-targeted to the Python 3.14 release

JupyterLab 4.2 and Notebook 7.2 Released

Articles & Tutorials

Testing With Python: The Different Types of Tests
This is part 5 of a deep dive into writing automated tests, but also works well as an independent article. This post talks about the taxonomy of testing, like the differences between unit and integration tests, and how nobody can quite agree on a definition of either.

Python’s Built-in Exceptions: A Walkthrough With Examples
In this tutorial, you’ll get to know some of the most commonly used built-in exceptions in Python. You’ll learn when these exceptions can appear in your code and how to handle them. Finally, you’ll learn how to raise some of these exceptions in your code.

Software Engineering Hiring and Firing
This article is a deep dive on the hiring and firing practices in the software field, and unlike most articles focuses on senior engineering roles. It isn’t a “first job” post, but a “how the decision process works” article.

Enabling Async MongoDB Operations in Streamlit
Streamlit is a wonderful tool for building dashboards with its peculiar execution model, but using asyncio data sources with it can be a real pain. This article is about how you correctly use those two technologies together.
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EuroPython 2024 Announces Keynote Speakers
EuroPython happens in Prague July 8-14 and as the conference approaches more and more is happening. This posting from their May newsletter highlights the keynotes and other announcements.

Writing Commit Messages
This guide admits to being “yet another”, but unlike most that are out there, spends less time discussing the cosmetic aspects of a good commit message and more time on the content.

PSF Announces 5-Year Sponsorship Commitment From Fastly
Python Software Foundation securing this sponsorship affects the entire Python ecosystem, most notably the security and reliability of the Python Package Index (PyPI).
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Untold Stories From 6 Years Working on Python Packaging
Sumana gave the closing keynote address at PyCon US this year and this posting shares all the links and references from the talk.

The Python calendar Module: Create Calendars With Python
Learn to use the Python calendar module to create and customize calendars in plain text, HTML or directly in your terminal.

TIL: Accessibility Resources #2
This post is a collection of accessibility resources mostly for web sites, but some tools can be used elsewhere as well.

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Tapyr: Shiny for Python Application Template
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tkforge: Drag & Drop in Figma to Create a Python GUI

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Accessibility, Reinventing Notebooks, Crawlee, and More

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

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Flattening Lists of Lists, Python 3.13, Sets, and More

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PEP 686, Lazy Evaluation, Serverless Python, and More

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

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