A summary of how to serialize and deserialize from Python data structures into JSON-compatible strings, which is especially useful when working with API requests and responses.
A primer on bitwise operators in Python - left and right shifting, bitwise and / or / exclusive or, and complements.
An easy introduction to binary numbers, which will lead to a follow-up article on bit manipulation in Python.
Basic overview of parallel / concurrent programming, including comparisons between multiprocessing, multithreading, and asyncio (coroutines) in Python.
Using Python, a short example on how to delegate specified methods to another object, as compared to composition and inheritance.
How to use enums in your models to enforce value consistency.
A template file for using conditional arguments when running Python scripts from the command line.
I've always struggled to remember between these very similar methods in the SQLALchemy ORM - so I took some time out to research these and write it down.
A few notes on the code review process, and the steps I go through when reviewing.
Building model definitions for many-to-many relationships via a secondary table.
Sick of `alembic merge heads` slowing down your builds? Here's a short bash script I wrote to rename your migration files and update its down revision.
Dive into SQLAlchemy's little known `event.listen` method to automatically generate slugs when saving a model instance.