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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Using Python instead of bash

See Bashing the Bash — Replacing Shell Scripts with Python for some concrete examples of stuff you can do in Python or the shell.

And yes, it's a good, workable idea. 

1. It's unit testable.
2. It's easier to read.
3. It may be faster. Not that you'd notice unless you've really made a terrible mistake and written some gigantic application as a shell script.

While you're at it, check out the overall blog: There's a lot going on.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

PyData 2018 Washington, DC


You do need to get your tickets ASAP. The schedule is fabulous.

Hotel rooms are still available, so don't waste any time getting connected.