PythonFix Weekly - Issue 0x001


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Python News Headlines📰📰📰

Python 3.12.0 Release Candidate 1 is Now Available for Download - Dive into the first release candidate of Python 3.12.0, highlighting major enhancements and the roadmap ahead. #python312
Date: Aug 6, 2023

The Roadmap for Optional GIL in CPython - PEP703, the Steering Council’s insights and the community’s feedback on the proposal to make GIL optional.
By Thomas Wouters. #cpython #pep703 #gil
Source: Python Discussion Forum

Configuring PyPI Project URLs - Learn how to effectively set up PyPI project URLs with this comprehensive guide. #pypi
By Daniel Roy Greenfeld, August 4, 2023.

Reflex Secures $5 Million Seed Funding Led by Lux Capital - Reflex, formerly known as Pynecone, announces a significant seed funding round, aiming to revolutionize web app development using Python. #webdev #reflex

Mastering Python’s Special Parameters: Asterisk & Slash - Discover how to use Python’s special parameters for precise argument passing in functions.
By Ian Eyre, Aug 14, 2023
Source: Real Python

Instagram Introduces Immortal Objects for Python - Instagram’s new “Immortal Objects” feature in Python allows objects to live throughout the entire runtime, paving the way for true parallelism and enhanced memory efficiency.
Source: Facebook Engineering

Brett Cannon Explores the Dual Role of Dependencies in Python - A deep dive into how Python dependencies serve both as package metadata and as essential runtime requirements, emphasizing the need for clarity.

Mastering Python’s ‘with’ Block with Custom Context Managers - Trey Hunner breaks down the art of crafting your own context managers in Python, ensuring seamless resource handling.
Date: Aug 7, 2023
Source: Python Morsels

Embedding pyproject.toml in Scripts: PEP 723’s Vision for Seamless Python Tooling - PEP 723 outlines a vision for embedding project metadata in single-file scripts, aiming for unification in Python’s packaging ecosystem. #pep723
Date: Aug 4th, 2023
Author: Ofek Lev

Python Security News🔐🔐🔐

Fortinet’s New AI Engine Uncovers Persistent Threats in Python Package Index - Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs team reveals a series of zero-day attacks in PyPI packages, emphasizing the importance of vigilant monitoring in open-source software. #infosec #pypi #ai
Date: Aug 14th, 2023
Source: Fortinet

Time to update Python: urllib.parse Vulnerability Exposes Blocklisting Bypass - CERT highlights a significant vulnerability in Python’s urllib.parse, emphasizing the potential risks of domain or protocol filtering failures. CVSS Score: 7.5 High CVE-2023-24329 #urllib #vulnerability #infosec
Date: Aug 11, 2023
Source: CERT

Python Education News🧠🧠🧠

Mastering Pythonic Code Refinement with Doug Mercer - Discover the steps to transform your Python code, making it not just functional but also Pythonic, with insights from Doug Mercer.

Date: 8/14/2023
Source: Doug Mercer on YouTube

Josh Lowe Returns to Discuss EduBlocks on Teaching Python - Revisiting the evolution of EduBlocks and its impact on Python education with its creator, Josh Lowe.
Source: Teaching Python Podcast

New Python Books📕📕📕

AccountingPy: Python For Accountants - Dive headfirst into the applicability of Python in the accounting realm. With straightforward explanations, clear instructions, and relevant examples, you’ll unlock the power of Python to automate tedious tasks, work through large financial datasets seamlessly, and bring a new level of precision to your work. This book is your direct path to integrating Python into your accounting workflows.
Date: 8/11/2023
Author: Jared Self

Building Data Science Applications with FastAPI: 2nd Edition - Learn all the features and best practices of FastAPI to build, deploy, and monitor powerful data science and AI apps, like object detection or image generation.
Date: 7/31/2023
Author: Francois Voron

Top 10 Hacking Scripts in Python, C#, and ASP.NET - Part 1: Focuses on Python scripts with practical applications for real-world hacking scenarios. - Part 2: Explores C# and ASP.NET scripts for advanced hacking techniques.
Date: 8/4/2023
Author: Devwebtuts

An Introduction to Statistical Learning: with Applications in Python - provides an accessible overview of the field of statistical learning, an essential toolset for making sense of the vast and complex data sets that have emerged in fields ranging from biology to finance, marketing, and astrophysics in the past twenty years. This book presents some of the most important modeling and prediction techniques, along with relevant applications.
Date: 8/8/2023
Author: Authors: Gareth James, Daniela Witten, Trevor Hastie, Robert Tibshirani, Jonathan Taylor

Noteworthy Python Projects🐍🐍🐍


a powerful, flexible, highly performant and opinionated ASGI framework, offering first class typing support and a full Pydantic integration. Formerly named Starlite #webapps #asgi #pydantic PyPi · Github


Performant, customizable web apps in pure Python. Deploy in seconds. Reflex comes with 60+ built-in components to help you get started, and it’s easy to create your own components. Formerly named Pynecone #webapps PyPi · Github


Jupyter AI introduces a user-friendly approach to explore generative AI models in Jupyter notebooks, enhancing productivity across platforms like JupyterLab, Jupyter Notebook, and Google Colab. #ai #jupyter

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