Monthly Archives: July 2018

Python Progression Path – From Apprentice to Guru

Many new programmers who started learning, working, and playing with Python ask a question about progression paths. What should I learn now, what library, packages, techniques should I focus on to dive deeper in this beautiful language.

How to Convert Strings to Bytes in Python

Minimal Python examples of how to convert string to bytes and vice versa. Let’s start Python REPL and experiment. $ python3 Python 3.7.0 (default, Jul 3 2018, 23:47:55) [Clang 9.0.0 (clang-900.0.39.2)] on darwin Type “help”, “copyright”, “credits” or “license” for more information.

Getting Started with JSON Web Tokens and Python

JSON Web Token is an open standard that defines a way for securely transmitting JSON objects. The JSON object can be verified and trusted because it’s digitally signed. The JSON web tokens can be signed by using a secret with the HMAC algorithm or by public / private key pair using RSA.