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    Understanding Python decorators - with the help of a code visualiser!

    Ian Stuart / July 30, 2018
  • Python has this funky thing called "decorators" - you can think of them as inverting the "function inside a function" concept, by wrapping a function around a function.

    Confused?

    Me too!

    Let me see if I can explain it (after all, there's only a million other people got pages explaing this :) )

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    EuroPython2018 conference: 23-27 July

    Ian Stuart / July 30, 2018
  • Monday

    Bert was me on Monday

    Tuesday

    In the morning, I went to the "Writing & Running Tests in Docker" talk

    This suffered from the all-too-common "techno-incompatibility problem": the presenters laptop wouldn't connect to the lecterns projector system (and then other laptops wouldn't display either.) After a bit of faff [find the right adapter, and reboot the lectern electonincs], we were off.

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    Docker Swarms, what are they?

    Ian Stuart / October 26, 2017
  • Before the Swarm - The Good Old Days

    In the "Good Old Days", computers where physical things... real tin... and you had either the Personal Computer or the Mainframe.

    PCs were "small": they had 1 CPU (well, modern ones have more), limited RAM (16GB is a lot), and realtively small storage-systems (a couple of TB if you're lucky.) PCs were designed to be used by 1 person at a time. PCs sat on your desk. PCs became portable, then ultra-portable, and even evolved into hand-helds (take another look at the specs for your smart-phone!)