1. The HTML abbreviation tag

    TIL there's a HTML tag for marking up abbreviations that helps readers by showing them how you have defined your abbreviations and acronyms, for example "TIL", that is natively supported by browsers.


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  2. Finding out what a python script imports

    Finding out what a Python module imports


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  3. Pylint false positives with C extensions

    Pylint can give you false positives for missing-member errors when C extensions are involved, here's why and what you can do to avoid the issue.


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  4. Have we reached peak Python?

    Has Python reached the peak of the hype cycle?


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  5. Stringly typed functions

    An overuse of strings when you could use better types is an antipattern I commonly see when doing code review of distressed systems. This tends to come up more often in older languages that have weaker type systems, but the issue can come up in more modern language also.


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  6. LaTeX support on this blog

    I finally have support for rendering LaTeX on this blog


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  7. Happy leap day!

    Happy leap day!


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  8. What causes Pylint no-member false positives and how to deal with this

    SQLAlchemy when used with Pylint complains about some false positives. Here's an explanation of why and what you can do about it.


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  9. Sorting IP addresses in Python

    A small example of a way you can sort IP addresses in Python.


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  10. Page requests to the metal - Backend web framework

    There's a large number of steps of abstraction in the modern web stack. Let's follow through everything that happens in between submitting a form to a very "simple" web app that adds together two numbers from the form. This part focuses on the back end web framework portion of the stack. We use Django as an example here.


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