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Mimicking Kotlin Builders in Java and Python

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Intro Kotlin is probably my favorite language right now, and possibly one of the coolest things it has to offer is type-safe builders, built upon several features (explained in a bit). I find myself really really wanting to have this feature in my other two primary languages, Java and Python. This article explains what I believe to be the closest ...

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Using Python with Apache Spark

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Apache Spark is awesome. Python is awesome. This post will show you how to use your favorite programming language to process large datasets quickly. Why Python? Python has become one of the major programming languages, joining the pantheon of essential languages like C, C++, and HTML. Why has it become so popular? Because Guido van Rossum designed it as a ...

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WiPy on the home network

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Recently there was a Kickstarter about “an Arduino that runs Python”, the WiPy. This is a small IoT board with WiFi on it (which is not available on stock Arduinos) for an attractive price. And being able to use a high level language along with a lot of existing libraries makes it attractive too. A few days ago I got ...

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Flag Parameters and Overloading in Python, Java, and Kotlin

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Jumping around between multiple languages can help you notice some differences between idioms and best practices in different languages. One of the more interesting differences has to do with one function doing multiple things. Python We’ll look at Python first. Python is actually incapable of overloading, since defining a new function/method with the same name would just overwrite the previous ...

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Docker Compose on Windows with Python And Babon

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Compose is a tool for defining and running complex applications with Docker. With Compose, you define a multi-container application in a single file, then spin your application up in a single command which does everything that needs to be done to get it running. It is the only tool in the Docker tool-chain, which doesn’t have a native binary for ...

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Web development frameworks – part 4 : Django

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This is a part of my web frameworks review series. Check it out if you haven’t already. Moving on to Django, the Python based all star. Django was created by the folks at the Lawrence Journal-World and released to the public in 2005. It’s very active and with a strong group of followers, the framework is currently in it’s 1.4 ...

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