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Install Python on Windows With Virtual Environments Janne Kemppainen |

Today I wanted to install Python natively on my Windows machine. Nowadays it is super easy as python can be installed straight from the Microsoft Store. So if you need to have Python on Windows I really recommend that you just go open the Microsoft Store from the Start menu, search for Python and then just install the version you want.

Stop Worrying About Python Code Formatting

An overview of the code formatter Black

Janne Kemppainen |

Wouldn’t it be nice if you didn’t have to worry about code formatting to make the linter happy? What if you didn’t need to complain about minor formatting issues every time you are reviewing code? Can’t agree on a common code style with your team so your codebase doesn’t have a consistent look and feel? You are just starting a new Python project? It might be the right time to try Black.

Code style: black

Show Twitter Follower Count with Google Spreadsheets as a Backend Janne Kemppainen |

I was quite surprised to get my first Twitter followers after linking my earlier blog post about developing with Windows Subsystem for Linux to Twitter as I’ve never really had a social media presence outside of my own circles. This gave me the idea to track how my Twitter following develops over time when I start from zero.

Given that I’m using a static blogging environment there is no server that could actively serve this data and routing users to my home server is definitely not an option. This is where Google Spreadsheets comes in handy as it turns out that you can fetch data in CSV format without having to use strong authentication! Read more to find out how I built the follower chart below.

Handy Python Snippets Janne Kemppainen |

Every now and then I might come across or come up with some useful pieces of code and instead of writing many small articles I think it might be better to create one to rule them all. So this is that article. I will edit this blog post whenever I find something worth sharing.