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Episode #346, published Tue, Dec 21, 2021, recorded Wed, Nov 24, 2021

Do you enjoy the "final 2 questions" I always ask at the end of the show? I think it's a great way to track the currents of the Python community. This episode focuses in on one of those questions: "What notable PyPI package have you come across recently? Not necessarily the most popular one but something that delighted you and people should know about?"

Our guest, Antonio Andrade put together a GitHub repository cataloging guests' response to this question over the past couple of years. So I invited him to come share the packages covered there. We touch on over 40 packages during this episode so I'm sure you'll learn a few new gems to incorporate into your workflow.

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Antonio on Twitter: @AntonioAndrade
Notable PyPI Package Repo: github.com/xandrade/talkpython.fm-notable-packages

Antonio's recommended packages from this episode:
Sumy: Extract summary from HTML pages or plain texts: github.com
gTTS (Google Text-to-Speech): github.com

Packages discussed during the episode

1. FastAPI - A-W-E-S-O-M-E web framework for building APIs: fastapi.tiangolo.com

2. Pythonic - Graphical automation tool: github.com

3. umap-learn - Uniform Manifold Approximation and Projection: readthedocs.io

4. Tortoise ORM - Easy async ORM for python, built with relations in mind: tortoise.github.io

5. Beanie - Asynchronous Python ODM for MongoDB: github.com

6. Hathi - SQL host scanner and dictionary attack tool: github.com

7. Plotext - Plots data directly on terminal: github.com

8. Dynaconf - Configuration Management for Python: dynaconf.com

9. Objexplore - Interactive Python Object Explorer: github.com

10. AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK): docs.aws.amazon.com

11. Luigi - Workflow mgmt + task scheduling + dependency resolution: github.com

12. Seaborn - Statistical Data Visualization: pydata.org

13. CuPy - NumPy & SciPy for GPU: cupy.dev

14. Stevedore - Manage dynamic plugins for Python applications: docs.openstack.org

15. Pydantic - Data validation and settings management: github.com

16. pipx - Install and Run Python Applications in Isolated Environments: pypa.github.io

17. openpyxl - A Python library to read/write Excel 2010 xlsx/xlsm files: readthedocs.io

18. HttpPy - More comfortable requests with python: github.com

19. rich - Render rich text, tables, progress bars, syntax highlighting, markdown and more to the terminal: readthedocs.io

20. PyO3 - Using Python from Rust: pyo3.rs

21. fastai - Making neural nets uncool again: fast.ai

22. Numba - Accelerate Python Functions by compiling Python code using LLVM: numba.pydata.org

23. NetworkML - Device Functional Role ID via Machine Learning and Network Traffic Analysis: github.com

24. Flask-SQLAlchemy - Adds SQLAlchemy support to your Flask application: palletsprojects.com

25. AutoInvent - Libraries for generating GraphQL API and UI from data: autoinvent.dev

26. trio - A friendly Python library for async concurrency and I/O: readthedocs.io

27. Flake8-docstrings - Extension for flake8 which uses pydocstyle to check docstrings: github.com

28. Hotwire-django - Integrate Hotwire in your Django app: github.com

29. Starlette - The little ASGI library that shines: github.com

30. tenacity - Retry code until it succeeds: readthedocs.io

31. pySerial - Python Serial Port Extension: github.com

32. Click - Composable command line interface toolkit: palletsprojects.com

33. Pytest - Simple powerful testing with Python: docs.pytest.org

34. testcontainers-python - Test almost anything that can run in a Docker container: github.com

35. cibuildwheel - Build Python wheels on CI with minimal configuration: readthedocs.io

36. async-rediscache - An easy to use asynchronous Redis cache: github.com

37. seinfeld - Query a Seinfeld quote database: github.com

38. notebook - A web-based notebook environment for interactive computing: readthedocs.io

39. dagster - A data orchestrator for machine learning, analytics, and ETL: dagster.io

40. bleach - An easy safelist-based HTML-sanitizing tool: github.com

41. flynt - string formatting converter: github.com
 
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Antonio Andrade
Antonio Andrade
Antonio is a MSc Software Engineer and BEng Electronic Engineer professional and intrapreneur with experience in the Oil & Gas energy sector. He has committed the last 15 years to Digital Transformation initiatives and Technology with the potential to decouple emissions and resources focused on optimisations and energy-efficiency.
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