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Top 10 SQL Commands Everyone Should Know20210128131717

Top 10 SQL Commands Everyone Should Know

Theo DespoudisLast Updated: January 28, 2021GROUP BY, INNER JOIN, ORDER BY, PostgreSQL, SELECT, SQL
If you work with data, especially relational data, the Structured Query Language (SQL) is your lingua franca. Without a doubt, SQL is one of the most ...
The Best Python Tools for Test Automation (includes a ready-to-use Python Environment)20210121135124

The Best Python Tools for Test Automation (includes a ready-to-use Python Environment)

Scott FitzpatrickLast Updated: March 22, 2021pytest, Robot, Selenium, test automation, testing
The dominant trend in modern software delivery is the move away from deploying big releases on an infrequent basis in favor of deploying smaller relea...
Will AI Save Us? Use this Pandas Data Analysis Tutorial to find out.20210120122419

Will AI Save Us? Use this Pandas Data Analysis Tutorial to find out.

Dana CraneLast Updated: March 22, 2021ai, data cleaning, dataframe, Exploratory data analysis, GroupBy, pandas
The question of whether Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be beneficial to mankind is still very much an open question, with tech heavyweights from Te...
Movie Box Office Data Analysis with Python – Budgets vs Popularity?20210114134623

Movie Box Office Data Analysis with Python – Budgets vs Popularity?

Nicolas BohorquezLast Updated: March 22, 2021data cleaning, data correlation, data transformation, EDA, Exploratory data analysis, pandas, pandas-profiling
When it’s movie night, most of us choose what to watch based on our personal interests first, and popularity second. Popularity is usually based on so...
Top 10 Developer Skills To Learn Going Into 202120210113094634

Top 10 Developer Skills To Learn Going Into 2021

Remi MLast Updated: April 13, 20222021, open source, programming, software development
As the saying goes, new year, new you! Being a developer is an increasingly attractive career prospect, however it also comes with much competition. K...
Automating Data Preparation with Modern Tooling like Snorkel and OpenRefine20210107143253

Automating Data Preparation with Modern Tooling like Snorkel and OpenRefine

Scott FitzpatrickLast Updated: March 25, 2022data cleaning, data cleansing, data manipulation, data preparation, OpenRefine, python, Snorkel
We live in an era of data abundance. Every industry has access to data across their activities, and most are collecting it. However, when it comes to ...
How to Use PyGame for Game Development20201231101547

How to Use PyGame for Game Development

Theo DespoudisLast Updated: March 22, 2021activepython, pygame, python, Python gaming, video game
Stranded at home with lots of time on your hands? Want to learn something new and exciting? If you‘re like most developers, you’ve probably been kicki...
2020 in Review: Top 7 Technology Stories20201224105208

2020 in Review: Top 7 Technology Stories

Dana CraneLast Updated: December 30, 2020Cyberattacks, Cybersecurity, Perl 7, protein folding, python 2, python 2 eol
2020 will forever be remembered as the year that COVID disrupted all our lives. But there are some 2020 tech stories that you wouldn't wanna miss. Sig...
ActivePython & the ActiveState Platform – My First Experience20201217122903

ActivePython & the ActiveState Platform – My First Experience

Cordny NederkoornLast Updated: March 22, 2021activepython, build from source, open source, python, Python ecosystem, runtime environment
Python is a powerful and versatile language. As a software tester and data analyst, I use it on a daily basis. In this blog, we’ll walk through my fir...
The 10 Best Gifts for Developers this Christmas20201211083224

The 10 Best Gifts for Developers this Christmas

Remi MLast Updated: December 14, 2020open source, programming, software development
It’s that time of the year again. Getting your gifts in order is always a task but shopping for developers shouldn’t be! Almost all developers are cur...