July 2023

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☑ All Go: Building and Testing

In this, my fifth article on the Go programming language, I’m looking at the build and packaging process, and other tooling. I’ll start by looking at how code is structured into packages, and then look at the tools for building, packaging and testing.

This is the 5th of the 6 articles that currently make up the “All Go” series, the first of which was All Go: Basic Semantics.

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7 Jul 2023 at 7:07AM in Software
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May 2023

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☑ Uncovering Rust: Build and Packaging

Rust is fairly new multi-paradigm system programming language that claims to offer both high performance and strong safety guarantees, particularly around concurrency and memory allocation. As I play with the language a little, I’m using this series of blog posts to discuss some of its more unique features as I come across them. In this one I’m looking at Cargo, Rust’s build and packaging system.

This is the 6th of the 7 articles that currently make up the “Uncovering Rust” series, the first of which was Uncovering Rust: References and Ownership.

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12 May 2023 at 9:26AM 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 32 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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August 2021

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☑ What’s New in Python 3.6 - Module Updates

In this series looking at features introduced by every version of Python 3, we finish our look at the updates in Python 3.6. This third and final article looks at the updates to library modules in this release. These include some asyncio improvements, new enumeration types and some new options for use with sockets and SSL.

This is the 14th of the 32 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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22 Aug 2021 at 12:56AM in Software
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July 2021

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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 32 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 32 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 32 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 32 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 3.1

This article continues to series looking at features added in each release of Python 3.x, with this one covering the move from 3.0 to 3.1. It includes the new contains OrderedDict and Counter, making modules executable as scripts, and marking unit tests as known failures. 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 2nd of the 32 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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