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Episode #86: Python at StackOverflow

Published Thurs, Nov 24, 2016, recorded Wed, Nov 2, 2016.

If you run into a problem with some API or Python code what do you do to solve it? I personally throw a few keywords into google, sometimes even before checking the full docs.

Why does this work? Because invariably an excellent conversation and answer from StackOverflow comes back with just what I need.

This week you'll meet Martijn Pieters. One of the top Python contributors at StackOverflow with over 16,500 questions answered and a reputation of over 500,000.

Links from the show:

Martijn Pieters on the web:
Martijn Pieters on StackOverflow:
Martijn Pieters on Twitter: @zopatista
Scaling Mercurial at Facebook:

Top Questions:
Set literal gives different result from set function call:
What is a metaclass in Python?:
Asking the user for input until they give a valid response:
Accessing class variables from a list comprehension in the class definition:
Why is Python 3.x's super() magic?:
Why is "1000000000000000 in range(1000000000000001)" so fast in Python 3?:
Why does range(0) == range(2, 2, 2) equal True in Python 3? :
Why is the order in dictionaries and sets arbitrary?:

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Martijn Pieters
Martijn Pieters is a community moderator and prolific Python expert on Stack Overflow. He works at Facebook, where he helps keep source control systems in working order.

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