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Why Python is So Popular with Developers: 3 Reasons the Language Has Exploded

Python is the fastest-growing programming language in the world, as it increasingly becomes used in a wide range of developer job roles and data science positions across industries. But how did it become the go-to coding language for so many tasks? "Python is very popular because of its set of...
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18 Python Programming Books for Beginners and Veterans

Who knew there were so many helpful books out there for Python programmers? This curated list is just a drop in the bucket. As you may know, Python is soaring in popularity. Let's just say, it might be a good idea to get started learning more about Python soon or buffing up on your Python skills....
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A Quick Guide to DNF for yum Users

Dandified yum, better known as DNF, is a software package manager for RPM-based Linux distributions that installs, updates, and removes packages. It was first introduced in Fedora 18 in a testable state (i.e., tech preview), but it's been Fedora's default package manager since Fedora 22. Since it...
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7 Python Libraries for More Maintainable Code

A great way to protect the future maintainability of a project is to use external libraries to check your code health for you. These are a few of our favorite libraries for linting code(checking for PEP 8 and other style errors), enforcing a consistent style, and ensuring acceptable test coverage...
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Docker Guide: Dockerizing Python Django Application

Docker is an open-source project that provides an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, package, and run applications anywhere as a lightweight container. Docker automates the deployment of applications inside software containers. Django is a web application framework written in...
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Python is a powerful general purpose programming language that can be applied to many different classes of problems. This article provides an overview.

Python 3: Sometimes Immutable Is Mutable and Everything Is an Object

What is Python? Python is an interpreted, interactive object-oriented programming language; it incorporated modules, classes, exceptions, dynamic typing and high level data types. Python is also powerful when it comes to clear syntax. It is a high-level general-purpose programming language that...
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Cinnamon 3.8 Desktop Environment Released with Python 3 Support, Improvements

While not yet officially announced, the Cinnamon 3.8 desktop environment has been released and it's already available in the repositories of some popular GNU/Linux distributions, such as Arch Linux. Scheduled to ship with the upcoming Linux Mint 19 "Tara" operating system series this summer, the...
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Anaconda, CPython, PyPy, and more: Know Your Python Distributions

When you choose Python for software development, you choose a large language ecosystem with a wealth of packages covering all manner of programming needs. But in addition to libraries for everything from GUI development to machine learning, you can also choose from a number of Python runtimes—and...
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Developers Love Trendy New Languages but Earn More with Functional Programming

Developer Q&A site Stack Overflow performs an annual survey to find out more about the programmer community, and the latest set of results has just been published. JavaScript remains the most widely used programming language among professional developers, making that six years at the top for...
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Multiversion Testing With Tox

In the Python world, tox (documentation) is a powerful testing tool that allows a project to test against many combinations of versioned environments. The django-coverage-plugin package (Github) uses tox to test against a matrix of Python versions (2.7, 3.4, 3.5, and 3.6) and Django versions (1.8,...
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