Grok the GIL: How to write fast and thread-safe Python

We explore Python’s global interpreter lock and learn how it affects multithreaded programs. Read more

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Python Community Interview with Brian Okken

Brian Okken is perhaps best known as the author of Python Testing with pytest, as well as being the host of two podcasts. Find out more about the man behind the voice, his new meetup in Portland, and the advice he'd like to give to anyone who's new to tes... (more…)

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