- 21 December 2023
Formatting datetime is a common task in Python and could be a daunting task for those new to Python. Especially when you need to format datetime in a specific way and looking at the documentation can be daunting for some. The exampple below shows how to format datetime in a specific way with the
time.strftime() method what can be complicated with due to all the extra lines.
- 14 November 2023
Developing and deploying applications often requires the use of configuration variables such as passwords, API keys, and secret keys. These variables should not be hardcoded in the source code, as they can be accessed by unauthorized users. The dotenv library can be used to load environment variables from a file when it is started. This allows you to store sensitive information in a file that is not uploaded to a repository and to override the environment variables for development, testing, and debugging. This allows an application to be 12-factor compliant and to be deployed to different environments without changing the source code.
- 12 October 2023
By default a class in Python has an
__init__ method that is called when the class is instantiated. This method is used to initialize the class attributes. The example below shows this in action and how a variable is set by combining two other variables.
- 07 September 2023
Python is a high level language and allows you to do a lot of things with ease. One of the things that Python allows you to do is to check if an item is present in a list or tuple for example. This is done using the
in operator as shown below.