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Python type hints: alias those types!

Published February 21, 2018 in programming - 0 Comments

All python code is Python 3.5+. PEP484 goes beyond built-in type annotations. Another feature of the Python type hinting libary is the ability to create type aliases. I’ve used type aliasing frequently in C++ (typedef, using) to improve code readability and for its other benefits. I’m happy to see that it’s available in Python too. […]

Tags: python

First look at GitHub’s GraphQL API

Published February 20, 2018 in devops - 0 Comments

Sometimes it’s necessary to query GitHub for repo information through an API; during a continuous integration (CI) build step for example. I’ve used GitHub’s REST API before, which is OK but dumps a lot of extra data that can be annoying to parse. Also, sometimes multiple queries are needed to get to the data I […]

Tags: ci , git , graphql