Interesting results from a 2018 Python Developers Survey
The 2018 survey can be found here: https://www.jetbrains.com/research/python-developers-survey-2018/ (There’s also a 2017 survey too)
Some interesting survey points:
- Python 3 adoption is inching closer to 100 percent. Considering that Python 3 was released in 2008, the adoption curve has been very very slow.
- The key take aways is a nice summary of the current state of Python development. It’s interesting to note that data science has overtaken web development among Python users. This is not completely surprising considering the availability of Jupyter notebook in conjunction with excellent tooling available through data science frameworks and libraries like NumPy, Pandas, Matplotlib, and SciPy.
Neat REST API Testing Resources
I came across these interesting REST testing resources:
- https://reqres.in/: a hosted REST API that is ready to go
- advantages: no setup needed
- disadvantages: no guarantees of where your data resides (privacy, etc…)
- JSON Server: an easy way to locally deploy a fake REST server
- advantages: you can put whatever data you want since it’s on your machine (so no worries about privacy)
- disadvantages: need to set it up (though the setup seems very easy using Node.js)
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