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Episode 49: The Challenges of Developing Into a Python Professional

The Real Python Podcast

Feb 26, 2021 51m

What’s the difference between writing code for yourself and developing for others? What new considerations do you need to take into account as a professional Python developer? This week on the show, we talk to Dane Hillard about his book “Practices of the Python Pro”.

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Dane discusses his philosophy on the design principles that go into writing code. We talk about namespaces, object-oriented design, and how to keep your code extensible. We also consider the how and when of code optimization.

Topics:

  • 00:00:00 – Introduction
  • 00:01:29 – Release and response to Practices of the Python Pro
  • 00:03:12 – What was the writing process like?
  • 00:06:09 – What makes someone a professional?
  • 00:12:30 – How have you and the tools changed in Python testing?
  • 00:14:10 – When did you start to see the change in your career?
  • 00:15:42 – Sponsor: PyCharm
  • 00:16:27 – What topic were you excited to share in the book?
  • 00:17:49 – The importance of code design and ergonomics
  • 00:20:52 – Why is managing and designing namespaces important?
  • 00:26:32 – Expanding that design thought process to object-oriented programming
  • 00:30:02 – Differences of functional vs object-oriented programming
  • 00:34:40 – Video Course Spotlight
  • 00:36:04 – What do you mean by extensible?
  • 00:42:59 – How and when to optimize code?
  • 00:45:57 – Sharing developer philosophy
  • 00:46:52 – What are you excited about in the world of Python?
  • 00:48:31 – What do you want to learn next?
  • 00:51:03 – Thanks and goodbye

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