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#382: A Simple Game

Published Tue, May 7, 2024, recorded Tue, May 7, 2024
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Brian #1: act: Run your GitHub Actions locally!

  • Why?
    • “Fast Feedback - Rather than having to commit/push every time you want to test out the changes you are making to your .github/workflows/ files (or for any changes to embedded GitHub actions), you can use act to run the actions locally. The environment variables and filesystem are all configured to match what GitHub provides.”
    • “Local Task Runner - I love make. However, I also hate repeating myself. With act, you can use the GitHub Actions defined in your .github/workflows/ to replace your Makefile!”
  • Docs:
  • Uses Docker to run containers for each action.

Michael #2: portr

  • Open source ngrok alternative designed for teams
  • Expose local http, tcp or websocket connections to the public internet
  • Warning: Portr is currently in beta. Expect bugs and anticipate breaking changes.
  • Server setup (docker basically).

Brian #3: Annotating args and kwargs in Python

  • Redowan Delowar
  • I don’t think I’ve ever tried, but this is a fun rabbit hole.
  • Leveraging bits of PEP-5891, PEP-6462, PEP-6553, and PEP-6924.
  • Punchline:

    from typing import TypedDict, Unpack  *# Python 3.12+*
    *# from typing_extensions import TypedDict, Unpack # < Python 3.12*
    class Kw(TypedDict):
      key1: int
      key2: bool
    def foo(*args: Unpack[tuple[int, str]], **kwargs: Unpack[Kw]) -> None:
  • A recent pic from Redowan’s blog:

Michael #4: github badges

  • smiling face with sunglasses A curated list of GitHub badges for your next project




Joke: silly games

Closing song: Permission Granted

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