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#370: Your Very Own Heroku

Published Tue, Feb 6, 2024, recorded Tue, Feb 6, 2024
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Michael #1: Dokku

  • An open source PAAS alternative to Heroku.
  • Dokku helps you build and manage the lifecycle of applications from building to scaling.
  • Powered by Docker, you can install Dokku on any hardware.
  • Once it's set up on a host, you can push Heroku-compatible applications to it via Git.
  • Rich plug in architecture.

Brian #2: Summary of Major Changes Between Python Versions

  • Nicholas Hairs
  • Changes between versions & Tools & utilities to help with switching
  • Hopefully you’re already at least at 3.8, but come on, 3.11 & 3.12 are so fun!
  • Useful things
    • pyupgrade can automatically upgrade code base
      • (However, I frequently just upgrade and run tests and let my old code be as-is until it bugs me. - Brian)
    • black checks pyproject.toml requires-python setting and uses version specific rules.
  • Versions (way more highlights listed in the article)
    • 3.8
      • Assignment expressions := walrus
      • f"{variable=}" now works
    • 3.9
      • Typing has built in generics like dict[], so no more from typing import Dict
      • Dict union operator
      • Strings can removeprefix and removesuffix
    • 3.10
      • Structural pattern matching match/case
      • Typing: Union using pipe |
      • Dataclasses support slots=True and kw_only=True
    • 3.11
      • tomllib included as a standard TOMP parser
      • Exception groups
      • Exception Notes add_note()
      • Typing: A Self type
      • Star unpacking expressions allowed in for statements: for x in *a, *b:
    • 3.12
      • f-strings can re-use quotes
      • Typing: better type parameter syntax
      • Typing: @override decorator ensures a method being overridden by a child class actually exists.

Michael #3: How to check Internet Speed via Terminal? speedtest-cli

  • Command line interface for testing internet bandwidth using
  • Just pipx install speedtest-cli
  • Has a Python API too

Brian #4: Blogs: We all should blog more




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