Tag Archives: Python Development

Learning and exploring Python

Are you new to programming and want to learn Python from scratch? Maybe you are already a developer and just improve your Python skills? The Web offers many resources that are both free and high-quality.  In this article we’ll give a rundown of some of best. Codecademy.com’s Python course Due to its start-from-zero approach, absolute beginners to...
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Recent Python Security Improvements

Like all other popular programming languages, Python is constantly adding features and fixing bugs.  Let's take an in-depth look at two recently closed security holes because of the valuable lessons we can learn from them. SMTP.startTLS() No longer Silently Fails due to Missing Responses One example of Python's “batteries included” design is the smtplib module,...
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Recent Python Performance Improvements

Like many other Free and Open Source (FOSS) projects, the Python programming language is continuously updated with new releases as security vulnerabilities are patched and bugs are fixed.   Still other updates allow Python code to run faster or use less memory. Enumerating the Contents of a Directory Gets Much Faster One example of a recent Python change...
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