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Rene Dudfield
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setup.cfg - a solution to python config file soup?
Sick of config file soup cluttering up your repo? Me too. However there is a way to at least clean it up for many python tools. Some of the tools you might use and the config files they support... flake8 - .flake8 , setup.cfg , tox.ini , and config/flake8 o...

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Is Type Tracing for Python useful? Some experiments.
Type Tracing - as a program runs you trace it and record the types of variables coming in and out of functions, and being assigned to variables. Is Type Tracing useful for providing quality benefits, documentation benefits, porting benefits, and also speed ...

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Is PostgreSQL good enough?
tldr; you can do jobs, queues, real time change feeds, time series, object store, document store, full text search with PostgreSQL. How to, pros/cons, rough performance and complexity levels are all discussed. Many sources and relevant documentation is link...

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Gradual Packaging Python - Part two
Gradual Packaging - allow packaging simple python code with very little effort. Later on (if needed) you can create a more polished package. Follow conventions, support the simple cases. If you need to go out of the simple cases, allow a path towards better...

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python packaging zero - part one
In part zero of this series, I pontificated on, " What would python packaging zero look like? " A zero'd package contains just code(and data). Nothing else. Code readability is important. Code changeability is important. These two things have always been a ...

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What would python packaging zero look like?
Zero all the things time. Sick of needing 40 files in a repo to do stuff? Say we have our one file "leftpad.py" filled with our high tech left pad implementation. How to share that with people? leftpad.py """Left pad takes a string, and pads it to the left....

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Where the code & data things are. Part 3.
This is part three of a series of articles about packaging python games. Part one , Part two . More discussion is happening on the pygame mailing list. TLDR; I think we should follow the python conventions and fix the problems they cause. src, gamelib, and ...

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Using a common file layout lets us create distributables more easily.
This article is part 2 in a series about improving python game distribution. In part one I suggested that python games should be packaged as python packages . Making apps for platforms more easily. Android, windows, mac installers, pip wheels, snappy... the...

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Promoting pypi for python game releases. Part 1.
This is a statement of intent similar to what I wrote to the pygame mailing list some weeks ago. That I think the python game community should promote packaging their games as python packages. When I wrote to the mailing list, not everyone was convinced, an...

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Pyweek 23 - the python community game development competition.
pyweek registration is open. For the biannual game jam. http://www.pyweek.org/23/ Which means you can join, and put your self in a team, or join up as a solo entrant. Spend a week(part time) finishing a game using python. Sunday 19th of February to Sunday 2...
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