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An Intro to Protocol Buffers with Python

Protocol buffers are a data serialization format that is language agnostic. They are analogous to Python’s own pickle format, but one of the advantages of protocol buffers is that they can be used by multiple programming languages. For example, Protocol buffers are supported in C++, C#, Dart, Go, Java, Kotlin, Objective-C, PHP, Ruby, and more […]

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Global Interpreter Lock Optional in Python 3.13

Python’s Global Interpreter Lock (GIL) may finally be coming to an end. The Python Steering Council recently announced that they are accepting PEP 703. This PEP proposes adding a build configuration (–disable-gil) to CPython, which will turn off the GIL. The Python Global Interpreter Lock or GIL, is a mutex or lock that only ever allows

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What is the Python GIL?

A lot of people complain that Python is slow. But is it really? In my own experience, Python has almost always been “fast enough”. However, there is that niggling issue of the Global Interpreter Lock or GIL. Let’s talk about that! The Global Interpreter Lock The Python Global Interpreter Lock or GIL, is a mutex or

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The Python Show – Episode 2 – Data Science and Python with Akshay Pachaar (Video)

The Python Show’s second episode is now on YouTube! Today’s episode is about data science and Python with my guest, Akshay Pachaar! You can follow Akshay on Twitter or befriend him on LinkedIn. Topics covered include: How Akshay got into tech, data science, and Python Using Python in data science Python and maps / GIS

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