#293: And if I pull this open source Jenga block...
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- Giving away 4000 2FA hardware keys
- Surely a team effort but I found it via @di_codes twitter (Dustin Ingram)
- links to previous talks on PyPI/supply chain security
- Interesting idea for helping with supply-chain vulnerabilities
- At least one dev pulled a critical package in response
- Previously: <add some links to prior discussions>
- I don’t have any critical projects
- Armin Ronacher has an interesting take
Michael #2: PyLeft-Pad
- via Dan Bader
- Markus Unterwaditzer was maintaining atomicwrites
- More on how this relates to a project (Home Assistant)
- I wonder if PyPI will become immutable once an item is published
Brian #3: FastAPI Filter
- Suggested and created by Arthur Rio
- “I loved using django-filter with DRF and wanted an equivalent for FastAPI.” - Arthur
- Add query string filters to your api endpoints and show them in the swagger UI.
- Supports SQLAlchemy and MongoEngine.
- Supports operators: gt, gte, in, isnull, it, lte, not/ne, not_in/nin
- Tools for building Python extensions in Rust
- pyo3 - Python/Rust FFI bindings
- maturin - PEP 621 wheel builder (pyproject.toml)
- pretty light weight, feels like flit for Rust or python/Rust
- rust-numpy (+ndarray) for scientific computing
- setuptools-rust for integrating with existing Python projects using setuptools
- Rust project and community place high value on good tooling, relatively young language/community with a coherent story from early on
- Rust macro system allows for really nice ergonomics (writing macros is very hard, using them is very easy)
- The performance/safety/simplicity tradeoffs Python and Rust make are very different, but both really appeal to me -
Michael #5: AutoRegEx
- via Jason Washburn
- Enter an english phrase, it’ll try to generate a regex for you
- You can do the reverse too, explain a regex
- You must sign in and are limited to 100 queries / [some time frame]
- Related from Simon Willison: Using GPT-3 to explain how code works
Brian #6: Anaconda Acquires PythonAnywhere
- Suggested by Filip Łajszczak
- See also Anaconda Acquisition FAQs from PythonAnywhere blog
- From announcement: “The acquisition comes on the heels of Anaconda’s release of PyScript, an open-source framework running Python applications within the HTML environment. The PythonAnywhere acquisition and the development of PyScript are central to Anaconda’s focus on democratizing Python and data science.”
- My take:
- We don’t hear a lot about PA much, even their own blog has had 3 posts in 2022, including the acquisition announcement.
- Their home page boasts “Python versions 2.7, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7 and 3.8”, although I think they support 3.9 as well, but not 3.10 yet, seems like from the forum. Also, no ASGI, so FastAPI won’t work, for example.
- Still, I think PA is a cool idea, and I’d like to see it stay around, and stay up to date. Hopefully this acquisition is the shot in the arm it needed.
- Python becomes the most sought after for employers hiring (by some metric)
Joke: Neta is a programmer