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Importing Modules in Python 3: A Comprehensive Guide

Introduction Most of us are familiar with Python as a programming language. One of the great things about Python 3 is the myriad of built-in functions it offers. You get access to these functions when you are using Python 3 to write different types of code. Before we start, take a look at our tutorial on installing Python 3 and …

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Programming with Python 3: How To Go About Constructing Classes and Defining Objects?

Introduction We all know about Python as a programming language. To be more specific, Python is an object-oriented programming language. In object-oriented programming, or OOP, the goal is to make reusable code patterns. This is different from procedural programming where we give a sequence of instructions. Object-oriented code is especially useful when you are working on complex programs. When you …

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Setting up Django with PostgreSQL, Nginx, and Gunicorn on Ubuntu 20.04

Django is a free, and open-source web application framework that’s built in the Python programming language. Django is super-fast, secure, and highly scalable. At the hand of a skilled developer, Django can quickly establish a powerful website. It can seamlessly integrate with popular web servers (Apache, Nginx), and databases (MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, Oracle, and SQLite), etc. Django powers some of …

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Using Python 3 String Formatters

Introduction The str.format() method in the string class of Python lets you do a variety of value formatting and substitution. Positional formatting and concatenation of elements within a string are done using string formatters in Python 3. In this tutorial, you will learn about the common uses of string formatters in Python. Formatting the strings will help you write more …

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Installing Python 3 and Setting up a Local Programming Environment on Ubuntu 16.04

Introduction Python is an interactive, object-oriented, and simple programming language which can be used for a plethora of different programming projects. A fun fact is that Python is not named after the python snake but after the comedy television show Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Python is a great language to get started with programming and a great choice for experienced …

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How to Install Anaconda on Ubuntu 18.04 in Six Simple Steps

Introduction Anaconda is an open-source package manager and framework for handling machine learning and data science workflows. It also helps to distribute some programming languages ​​like Python and R. With over 7500 different scientific data packages, Anaconda helps process large-scale data, scientific computing, and predictive analysis. This package is available as a free and paid version. In this tutorial, we …

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Spice up your servers with Salt

In recent times, the automation tool Salt has gained a lot of attention. In fact, Salt, along with Ansible, are seen by many as refreshing alternatives to the more established automation tools Puppet and Chef. Recently, a new tool was added to the Salt stack named salt-ssh, which enables you to manage servers without having to install any tools on …

Simplifying maintenance with fabric and pycloudsigma

When you’re working with a cloud infrastructure, it’s pretty common that you need to perform the same task on all your servers. Perhaps you need deploy a hotfix, or simply just check what kernel version your servers are running. The traditional sysadmin way of doing this was to simply write a for-loop in shell-script which fires off the execution of …

Introducing server contextualization

We’re excited to announce the support for server contextualization. This means that you can post various meta data to either your server or drive definition (via the API), and then read it back from within the actual server. This has been a popular feature request, since it is applicable to a wide array of tasks. Two of the most common …