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Episode #156: All the programming LOLs

Published Fri, Nov 15, 2019, recorded Wed, Nov 6, 2019.

Sponsored by DigitalOcean: pythonbytes.fm/digitalocean

Special guests:

Dan #1: Why You Should Use python -m pip

Cecil #2: Visual Studio Online: Web-Based IDE & Collaborative Code Editor

Michael #3: Python Adopts a 12-month Release Cycle

  • The long discussion on changing the Python project's release cadence has come to a conclusion: the project will now be releasing new versions on an annual basis.
  • Described in PEP 602
  • The steering council thinks that having a consistent schedule every year when
  • we hit beta, RC, and final it will help the community:
    • Know when to start testing the beta to provide feedback
    • Known when the expect the RC so the community can prepare their projects for the final release
    • Know when the final release will occur to coordinate their own releases (if necessary) when the final release of Python occurs
    • Allow core developers to more easily plan their work to make sure work lands in the release they are targeting
    • Make sure that core developers and the community have a shorter amount of time to wait for new features to be released

Dan #4: Black 19.10b0 Released — stable release coming soon

Cecil 5: Navigating code on GitHub

Michael #6: lolcommits: selfies for software developers.

  • lolcommits takes a snapshot with your webcam every time you git commit code, and archives a lolcat style image with it. git blame has never been so much fun.
  • Infinite uses: Animate your progress through a project and watch as you age. See what you looked like when you broke the build. Keep a joint lolrepository for your entire company.
  • Plugins: Lolcommits allows a growing list of plugins to perform additional work on your lolcommit image after capturing.
  • Animate: Configure lolcommits to generate an animated GIF with each commit for extra lulz!

Extras:

Dan:

Cecil:

Michael:

Joke:

LOLCODE


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