#104 API Evolution the Right Way
Published November 17, 2018
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    Michael #0.1: Chapters and play at

    • Chapters are now in the mp3 file
    • Play at button on the website (doesn’t work on iOS unless you click the play to start it)

    Michael #0.2: Become a friend of the show

    Brian #1: wily: A Python application for tracking, reporting on timing and complexity in tests and applications.

    • Anthony Shaw (aka “Friend of the Show”, aka “Ant”)
    • (if listing 2 “aliases, do you just put one “aka” or one per alias?)
    • I should cover this on Test & Code for the content of the package. But it’s the actual packaging that I want to talk about today.
    • Wily is a code base that can be used as an example of embracing pyproject.toml (pyproject.toml discussed on PB 100 and T&C 52)
    • A real nice clean project using newer packaging tools that also has some frequently used bells and whistles
    • NO setup.py file
    • wily’s pyproject.toml includes
      • flit packaging, metadata, scripts
      • tox configuration
      • black configuration
    • project also has
      • testing done on TravisCI
      • rst based docs and readthedocs updates
      • code coverage
      • black pre-commit for wily
      • pre-commit hook for your project to run wily
      • CONTRIBUTING.md that includes code of conduct
      • HISTORY.md with a nice format
      • tests using pytest
    Michael #2: Latest VS Code has Juypter support

    • In this release, closed a total of 49 issues, including:
      • Jupyter support: import notebooks and run code cells in a Python Interactive window
      • Use new virtual environments without having to restart Visual Studio Code
      • Code completions in the debug console window
      • Improved completions in language server, including recognition of namedtuple, and generic types
    • The extension now contains new editor-centric interactive programming capabilities built on top of Jupyter.
    • have Jupyter installed in your environment (e.g. set your environment to Anaconda) and type #%% into a Python file to define a Cell. You will notice a “Run Cell” code lens will appear above the #%% line:
    • Cells in the Jupyter Notebook will be converted to cells in a Python file by adding #%% lines. You can run the cells to view the notebook output in Visual Studio code, including plots
    Brian #3: API Evolution the Right Way

    • A. Jesse Jiryu Davis
    • adding features
    • removing features
    • adding parameters
    • changing behavior
    Michael #4: PySimpleGUI now on Qt

    • Project by Mike B
    • Covered back on https://pythonbytes.fm/episodes/show/90/a-django-async-roadmap
    • Simple declarative UI “builder”
    • Looking to take your Python code from the world of command lines and into the convenience of a GUI?
    • Have a Raspberry Pi with a touchscreen that's going to waste because you don't have the time to learn a GUI SDK?
    • Look no further, you've found your GUI package.
    • Now supports Qt
    • Modern Python only
    • More frameworks likely coming
    Brian #5: Comparison of the 7 governance PEPs

    • Started by Victor Stinner
    • The different PEPs are compared by:
      • hierarchy
      • number of people involved
      • requirements for candidates to be considered for certain positions
      • elections: who votes, and how
      • term limits
      • no confidence vote
      • teams/experts
      • PEP process
      • core dev promotion and ejection
      • how governance will be updated
      • code of conduct
    • PEP 8000, Python Language Governance Proposal Overview:
      • PEP 8010 - The Technical Leader Governance Model
      • continue status quo (ish)
      • PEP 8011 - Python Governance Model Lead by Trio of Pythonistas
      • like status quo but with 3 co-leaders
      • PEP 8012 - The Community Governance Model
      • no central authority
      • PEP 8013 - The External Governance Model
      • non-core oversight
      • PEP 8014 - The Commons Governance Model
      • core oversight
      • PEP 8015 - Organization of the Python community
      • push most decision-making to teams
      • PEP 8016 - The Steering Council Model
      • bootstrap iterating on governance
    Michael #6: Shiboken (from Qt for Python project)

    • From PySide2 (AKA Qt for Python) project
    • Generate Python bindings from arbitrary C/C++ code
    • Has a Typesystem (based on XML) which allows modifying the obtained information to properly represent and manipulate the C++ classes into the Python World.
    • Can remove and add methods to certain classes, and even modify the arguments of each function, which is really necessary when both C++ and Python collide and a decision needs to be made to properly handle the data structures or types.
    • Qt for Python: under the hood
    • Write your own Python bindings
    • Other options include:
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