December 2022

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☑ What’s New in Python 3.11 - Exception Improvements

In this series looking at features introduced by every version of Python 3, we continue our look at the new Python 3.11 release, taking a look at new language features around exceptions and error handling.

This is the 25th of the 29 articles that currently make up the “Python 3 Releases” series, the first of which was What’s New in Python 3.0.

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31 Dec 2022 at 3:04PM in Software
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November 2022

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☑ What’s New in Python 3.10 - Other New Features

In this series looking at features introduced by every version of Python 3, we continue our look at Python 3.10, focusing on the new features in the language and library. In this post we’ll cover improved error reporting and debugging, new features for type hints, and a few other smaller language enhancements.

This is the 22nd of the 29 articles that currently make up the “Python 3 Releases” series, the first of which was What’s New in Python 3.0.

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18 Nov 2022 at 8:16PM in Software
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July 2022

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☑ What’s New in Python 3.8 - Library Changes

In this series looking at features introduced by every version of Python 3, we continue our look at Python 3.8, examining changes to the standard library. These include some useful new functionality in functools, some new mathematical functions in math and statistics, some improvements for running servers on dual-stack hosts in asyncio and socket, and also a number of new features in typing.

This is the 18th of the 29 articles that currently make up the “Python 3 Releases” series, the first of which was What’s New in Python 3.0.

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October 2021

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☑ What’s New in Python 3.7 - New Features

In this series looking at features introduced by every version of Python 3, we begin to look at version 3.7 by seeing what major new features were added. These include several improvements to type annotations, some behaviour to cope with imperfect locale information, and a number of diagnostic improvements.

This is the 15th of the 29 articles that currently make up the “Python 3 Releases” series, the first of which was What’s New in Python 3.0.

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27 Oct 2021 at 12:35PM in Software
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July 2021

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☑ What’s New in Python 3.6 - More New Features

In this series looking at features introduced by every version of Python 3, we continue our look at the features added in Python 3.6. This second article looks at some more of the new features added to the language added in this release. These include a new secrets module, a new implementation of the dict object and better support for path-like objects.

This is the 13th of the 29 articles that currently make up the “Python 3 Releases” series, the first of which was What’s New in Python 3.0.

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☑ What’s New in Python 3.5 - Module Improvements

In this series looking at features introduced by every version of Python 3, this is the fourth looking at Python 3.5. In it we look at the major updates to the standard library which were made in this release. These include various Internet protocol module enhancements, some asyncio features, and some restrictions on regular expression syntax have been lifted.

This is the 11th of the 29 articles that currently make up the “Python 3 Releases” series, the first of which was What’s New in Python 3.0.

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April 2021

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☑ What’s New in Python 3.4 - Part 2

In this series looking at features introduced by every version of Python 3, this one is the second of two covering release 3.4. We look at improvements to the way multiprocessing spawns child processes, various powerful new facilities for code instrospection, improvements to garbage collection, and a lot more besides.

This is the 7th of the 29 articles that currently make up the “Python 3 Releases” series, the first of which was What’s New in Python 3.0.

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☑ What’s New in Python 3.4 - Part 1

In this series looking at features introduced by every version of Python 3, this one is the first of two covering release 3.4. We look at a universal install of the pip utility, improvements to handling codecs, and the addition of the asyncio and enum modules, among other things.

This is the 6th of the 29 articles that currently make up the “Python 3 Releases” series, the first of which was What’s New in Python 3.0.

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March 2021

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☑ What’s New in Python 3.3 - New Features

The fourth Python 3.x release brought another slew of great new features. So many, in fact, that I’ve split this release into two articles, of which this is the first. Highlights in this part include yield from expressions, mocking support in unittest and virtualenv suppport in the standard library.

This is the 5th of the 29 articles that currently make up the “Python 3 Releases” series, the first of which was What’s New in Python 3.0.

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February 2021

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☑ What’s New in Python 3.2

Another installment in my look at all the new features added to Python in each 3.x release, this one covering 3.2. There’s a lot covered including the argparse module, support for futures, changes to the GIL implementation, SNI support in SSL/TLS, and much more besides. This is my longest article ever by far! If you’re puzzled why I’m looking at releases that are years old, check out the first post in the series.

This is the 3rd of the 29 articles that currently make up the “Python 3 Releases” series, the first of which was What’s New in Python 3.0.

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