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DjangoCon 2021: How to Streamline Development with Python

DjangoCon 2021: How to Streamline Development with Python

In his DjangoCon debut, Six Feet Up CTO and AWS Community Hero Calvin Hendryx-Parker emphasizes the Zen of Python and how its tenets translate into some very usable best practices. His 37-minute talk, “Bootstrapping your Local Python Environment,” delves into tools and techniques that will help developers of all levels:

  • install Python,
  • efficiently manage multiple virtual environments, and
  • reduce the complexity of developing across versions with a development computer.

Three Zen of Python tenets in particular — “Beautiful is better than ugly,” “Explicit is better than implicit,” and “Simple is better than complex” — are at the core of Calvin’s presentation. To simplify development using Python, and help developers avoid potential pitfalls, Calvin recommends:

  • avoiding the use of sudo and any system versions of Python
  • using pyenv to install and manage multiple versions and environments
  • using pipx to install tools; and
  • using Docker and piptools to manage dependencies and create repeatable environments.

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For more on bootstrapping your local environments and the Zen of Python, read Calvin’s blog post, “The Zen of Python: Bootstrapping Your Local Python Environment.” 

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