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Here's the twenty-first issue for learnbyexample weekly.
Article of the week
How to improve software engineering skills as a researcher by Lj Miranda.
I wrote this blogpost to provide a rough roadmap for someone who wants to learn software engineering as a researcher or data scientist. Software engineering as a field is very exciting— new technologies pop-up everyday and there’s always something new to learn! I hope that you, reader, put in the patience and drive to go from learning Git to deploying ML web applications into the Cloud!
- Running Python in WebAssembly — how to write a server-side WebAssembly app in Python
- Getting Started With Docker Containers: Beginners Guide — tutorial for all Linux users that have some basic understanding of terminal usage, virtualization, and would like to dip their toes in container technology
- At Least One Vim Trick You Might Not Know — brief tour of some slightly-more-obscure Vim features
- Game Programming Patterns — by Robert Nystrom, free to read online. Collection of patterns in games that make code cleaner, easier to understand, and faster
- See home page for print and ebook options
Tip of the week
A lesser known way to create a dictionary is to use the
fromkeys() method that accepts an iterable and an optional value (default is
None). This is useful to remove duplicates from a list while maintaining the order of elements.
See my blog post for more details about this Python tip.
- difftastic — experimental diff tool that compares files based on their syntax
- semgrep — fast, open-source, static analysis tool for finding bugs and enforcing code standards at editor, commit, and CI time
- What does it mean to listen on a port? — by Paul Butler. Explores some concepts in computer networking, inspired by Michael Nielsen’s idea of discovery fiction.
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