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Chris #1: Why your mock doesn’t work
- Ned Batchelder
- TDD is an important practice for development, and as my team is finding out, mocking objects is not as easy at it seems at first.
- I love that Ned gives an overview of how Mock works
- But also gives two resources to show you alternatives to Mock, when you really don’t need it.
- From reading these articles and video, I’ve learned that it’s hard to make mocks but it’s important to:
- Create only one mock for each object you’re mocking
- that mocks only what you need
- have tests that run the mock against your code and your mock against the third party
Mahmoud #2: Vermin
- By Morten Kristensen
- Rules-based Python version compatibility detector
- caniuse is cool, but it’s based on classifiers. When it comes to your own code, it’ll only tell you what you tell it.
- If you’ve got legacy libraries, or like most companies, an application, then you’ll need something more powerful.
- Vermin tells you the minimum compatible Python version, all the way down to the module and even function level.
Brian #3: The nonlocal statement in Python
- Abhilash Raj
global is too big of a hammer.
- This doesn’t work:
x = 100
x = x + y
x = 100
x = x + y
Chris #4: twitter.com/brettsky/status/1163860672762933249
- Brett Cannon
- Microsoft Azure improves python support
- 2 key points about the new Python support in Azure Functions:
- it's debuting w/ 3.6, but 3.7 support is actively being worked on and 3.8 support won't take nearly as long, and
- native async/await support!
Mahmoud #5: Awesome Python Applications update
Brian #6: pre-commit now has a quick start guide
- Wanna use pre-commit but don’t know how to start? Here ya go!
- Runs through
- installing hooks
- running hooks against your project
- I’d like to add
- Add hooks to your project one at a time
- For each new hook
- add to
pre-commit install to install hook
- review changes made to your project
- if good, commit
- if bad
- modify config of tools, such as
pyproject.toml for black,
.flake8 for flake8, etc.
- try again
- PyGotham 2019 October (Maintainers Conf in Washington DC, too)
- Real Python Pandas course
- I was looking for some programming one liners online; looked on a reddit thread; read a great answer; which was “any joke can be a one-liner with enough semicolons.”
- A SQL statement walks into to a bar and up to two tables and asks, “Mind if I join you?”