PHP vs. Python vs. Ruby in 2017

PHP or Python or Ruby-on-Rails (RoR): which is the best programming language for web app development in 2017? This is one of the most debated questions among web programmers, students and companies (wanted to develop their website). Actually, every langua… Read more


Python 100 times faster than Grumpy

Lately Grumpy has received some attention on reddit. YouTube Engineering showed a blog plost (Grumpy) which apparently proved that grumpy scaled much better then CPython on a Fibonacci benchmark. I felt like repeating this microbenchmark with Python to ch...

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Be Careful with Python’s New-Style String Format

This should have been obvious to me for a longer time, but until earlier today I did not really realize the severity of the issues caused by str.format on untrusted user input. It came up as a way to bypass the Jinja2 Sandbox in a way that would permit r...

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Emulate ICs in Python

Most people who want to simulate logic ICs will use Verilog, VHDL, or System Verilog. Not [hsoft]. He wanted to use Python, and wrote a simple Python framework for doing just that. You can find the… (more…)

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