#331: Python From the Future
Published Wed, Apr 12, 2023, recorded Tue, Apr 11, 2023
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Michael #1: makeapp
- via Felix Ingram
- Simplifies Python application rollout and publishing.
- Link to its mention on Talk Python.
- Simplifies Python application rollout and publishing:
- Make a skeleton for your new application with one console command
- Automatically create a VCS repository for your application.
- Automatically check whether the chosen application name is not already in use.
- Customize new application layouts with skeleton templates.
- Put some skeleton default settings into a configuration file not to mess with command line switches anymore.
- Easily add entries to your changelog.
- Publish your application to remotes (VCS, PyPI) with single command.
Brian #2: Looking forward to Python 3.12
- We’re on 3.12.0a7 now, the last alpha, final is scheduled for October
- So far, in 3.12.0a7
- What’s new in Python 3.12 page has some examples of the Improved Error Messages
- Recent addition, PEP 684 - A Per-Interpreter GIL was approved recently
- “… sufficient isolation would facilitate true multi-core parallelism …” seems like a good thing.
- But also, “… this is an advanced feature meant for a narrow set of users of the C-API. “, so not really sure how this will affect us.
- Still, seems cool.
Michael #3: Python 3.11.3 is out
- Fixes a HIGH level CVE in OpenSSL (so patch it)
- Lots of changes in Core and Builtins
Brian #4: How to Make a Great Conference Talk
- Sebastian Witowski
- Lots of great advice for tech conf talks.
- Don’t skip the last half of this, getting your talk accepted is really when the work starts.
- Good sections to make sure you don’t miss
- Live demos
- “First of all - do you really need a demo? …”
- Don’t skip this. Do this. A lot. Out loud. With a timer. While standing.
- Memorize the first few minutes, and the last few.
- Know how you’re going to open and close.
- Night before
- get enough sleep
- Day of
- eat well. Don’t drink too much liquids. Be comfortable.
- Live demos
- Sebastian was honest in saying this stuff works for him, but do what works for you.
- From Brian:
- I deviate from Sebastian in quite a few places, but still don’t disagree with his advice.
- I can’t give a talk without slides, as I use them for prompts to know what I’m talking about next.
- My talks usually have a lot of code snippets. Obviously, that would be difficult without slides.
- I write my talk and my slides in Markdown. Sebastian writes in something else, then builds slides as visual aids. That’s cool.
- Do what works for you.
- Bonus tool from the article:
- demo-magic - If I’m ever tempted to live code again, I think I’ll try this instead.
- NOW the CDN course is out.
- Django 4.2 released.