Episode #19: Put your Python dictionaries in a box and apparently Python is really wanted
Published Mon, Mar 27, 2017, recorded Sun, Mar 26, 2017.
#1 Brian: Better Exceptions and Python 3
- reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/Python/comments/60scld/i_made_python_exceptions_a_little_better/
- Qix (Josh), author of better_exceptions, https://github.com/Qix-/better-exceptions
- paradoxxxzero (Josh & Florian), author of https://github.com/Kozea/wdb
- also added a startup hook for better_exceptions, https://github.com/paradoxxxzero/better-exceptions-hook
#2 Michael: Stack Overflow 2017 Developer Survey Results
- Python is #5 total usage
- Python is #1 most wanted
- Many excellent graphs, be sure to scroll through
#4 Michael: Python 3.6.1 is released
- Many small improvements and bug fixes.
#5 Brian: Essential Statistics for Data Science
- Since Hy transforms its Lisp code into the Python Abstract Syntax Tree, you have the whole beautiful world of Python at your fingertips, in Lisp form!
- Listener recommended: http://docs.hylang.org/en/latest/
- You must try: https://try-hy.appspot.com/
- This is pretty cool because it means Hy is several things:
- A Lisp that feels very Pythonic
- For Lispers, a great way to use Lisp’s crazy powers but in the wide world of Python’s libraries (why yes, you now can write a Django application in Lisp!)
- For Pythonistas, a great way to start exploring Lisp, from the comfort of Python!
- For everyone: a pleasant language that has a lot of neat ideas!