August 13, 2020

Typed APIs in Python with dataclasses and NamedTuples

Why would Python programmers ever care about types? While Python doesn’t check any types statically (before running the program), it does perform extensive run-time type checking. Checking types at run-time without any implicit casts makes the language strongly-typed and dynamically-typed, as opposed to a language like C which is weakly-typed and statically-typed. This is an important distinction, but I won’t go over the differences between strong and weak typing in this post. Read more

March 11, 2020

Three Completely Different Approaches to the FizzBuzz Problem

Here’s a solution to the classic infamous FizzBuzz problem in Python: for i in range(1, 31): if i % 15 == 0: print("FizzBuzz") elif i % 3 == 0: print("Fizz") elif i % 5 == 0: print("Buzz") else: print(i) 1 2 Fizz 4 Buzz Fizz 7 8 Fizz Buzz 11 Fizz 13 14 FizzBuzz 16 17 Fizz 19 Buzz Fizz 22 23 Fizz Buzz 26 Fizz 28 29 FizzBuzz This program is really simple and is probably the most common approach. Read more

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