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2019-11-01

Django 2.2
2019-04-01 11 minutes #programming

April marks the release of Django 2.2, the latest LTS version of the popular Python web framework. Django 2.2 marks almost 2 years of development since the last LTS release, 1.11 in April 2017, and brings with it some very large improvements and changes which naturally come with a major version bump.…

Hacktoberfest 2018
2018-11-01 #programming

Hacktoberfest is a great initiative created by DigitalOcean and GitHub to get more developers contributing to open-source projects. After opening a set number of pull requests to open-source projects, they're rewarded with branded swag. As someone who does a lot of development in their free time, it's not hard for me to find some open source projects, and contribute where possible.…

Hacktoberfest 2019
2019-11-01 #programming

Hacktoberfest 2019 This is year number 3 of my participation in Hacktoberfest, the initiative from DigitalOcean, and new this year, Dev.to. In previous years, the objective was to submit 5 pull requests to an open-source project. This year, the number was reduced to 4, for some reason.…

Instance vs Static: A tale of memory leaks and OOP in Python
2019-04-27 4 minutes #programming

Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) teaches that classes can have 2 kinds of attributes: Instance and Static. Instance variables are attached to a specific instance of the class, and each has separate memory locations. Static variables are tied to the class itself, and are shared between instances.…