July 2021

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☑ What’s New in Python 3.6 - New Features

In this series looking at features introduced by every version of Python 3, we now move on to look at new features added in Python 3.6. This first article looks at some of the most significant new features added to the language added in this release. These include a new string formatting method, type hinting on variables, and asynchronous generators and comprehensions.

This is the 12th of the 22 articles that currently make up the “Python 3 Releases” series, the first of which was What’s New in Python 3.0. This article was preceded by What’s New in Python 3.5 - Module Improvements.

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25 Jul 2021 at 6:10PM in Software
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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 22 articles that currently make up the “Python 3 Releases” series, the first of which was What’s New in Python 3.0. This article was preceded by What’s New in Python 3.5 - Other Additions.

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10 Jul 2021 at 10:38PM in Software
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May 2021

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☑ What’s New in Python 3.5 - Other Additions

In this series looking at features introduced by every version of Python 3, this is the third looking at Python 3.5. In it we look at the remaining new syntax and some other language additions. These include a matrix multiplication operator, enhancements to argument unpacking and handling of StopIterator exceptions within generators.

This is the 10th of the 22 articles that currently make up the “Python 3 Releases” series, the first of which was What’s New in Python 3.0. This article was preceded by What’s New in 3.5 - Type Hinting.

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9 May 2021 at 11:08PM in Software
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☑ What’s New in 3.5 - Type Hinting

In this series looking at features introduced by every version of Python 3, this is the second looking at Python 3.5. In it we examine another of the significant new features in this release, type hinting.

This is the 9th of the 22 articles that currently make up the “Python 3 Releases” series, the first of which was What’s New in Python 3.0. This article was preceded by What’s New in Python 3.5 - Coroutines.

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2 May 2021 at 1:06PM in Software
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April 2021

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☑ What’s New in Python 3.5 - Coroutines

In this series looking at features introduced by every version of Python 3, this is the first looking at Python 3.5. In it we examine one of the major new improvements in this release, new syntax for coroutines.

This is the 8th of the 22 articles that currently make up the “Python 3 Releases” series, the first of which was What’s New in Python 3.0. This article was preceded by What’s New in Python 3.4 - Part 2.

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18 Apr 2021 at 4:08PM in Software
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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 22 articles that currently make up the “Python 3 Releases” series, the first of which was What’s New in Python 3.0. This article was preceded by What’s New in Python 3.4 - Part 1.

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8 Apr 2021 at 11:47PM in Software
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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 22 articles that currently make up the “Python 3 Releases” series, the first of which was What’s New in Python 3.0. This article was preceded by What’s New in Python 3.3 - More New Features.

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4 Apr 2021 at 3:25PM in Software
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March 2021

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☑ What’s New in Python 3.3 - More New Features

The second of my two articles covering features added in Python 3.3, this one talks about a large number of changes to the standard library, especially in network and OS modules. I also discuss implicit namespace packages, which are a bit niche but can be useful for maintaining large families of packages.

This is the 5th of the 22 articles that currently make up the “Python 3 Releases” series, the first of which was What’s New in Python 3.0. This article was preceded by What’s New in Python 3.3 - New Features.

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7 Mar 2021 at 11:27AM in Software
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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 4th of the 22 articles that currently make up the “Python 3 Releases” series, the first of which was What’s New in Python 3.0. This article was preceded by What’s New in Python 3.2.

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6 Mar 2021 at 11:11PM in Software
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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 22 articles that currently make up the “Python 3 Releases” series, the first of which was What’s New in Python 3.0. This article was preceded by What’s New in Python 3.1.

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7 Feb 2021 at 1:08PM in Software
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