Python Ten-X Developer.

Inspired by David Bordeynik’s lecture on PyWeb-IL meetup.

So what is the meaning of the definition "Ten-X Developer"!?

This term used to describe a developer that is 10 times more productive then his colleagues in his sphere.

In this article I will drop light on 3 fundamentals of programming and show how a ten-x developer would act.


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Let's start from organization.

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Virtual Environments

Keep an environment for each project.Usage of virtual environments will help you avoid conflicts between the libraries versions. At the example we can see that installation of a package from specific version cause removal of the existing one.

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There is an example for a usage of virual environments when each project has it's separate environment with a right lib version.


Command Line Arguments  

Under this topic I will present a module called argparse. This module will make your life easier received and parsing user input from a command line.

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As it presented at the example above, it is possible to pess arguments type, name and description as the argument will described as --help command used(example bellow).

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Lock Requirements Versions

Always lock you project requirements versions so they will be the same as at the production environment.It will make your life much easier debugging bugs on production.

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Now to the second topic which will be Syntax..(Disclaimer!: It will be sweet)


Keyword Arguments And Documentation

Keep your code clean, document each function, add meaning in your variables names and use keyword argument when invoking functions.

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With Statments

One of the most popular use case for a with statement is file management. Using with statement you can prevent situations in which you leave your files open.

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Another use case is suppressing exceptions without try/except statements.

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Decorators allow adding new functionality to a function without modifying it's structure.

Here is an example:

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At the example exception handling added to function without modifying it.

And the last but not the least will be performance improvement.

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logging Module

Using logging module over regular print will cut the run time.

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Another advantage of the logging module is the ability to avoid usage of unnecessary requirements.

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And finally  logging module providing the ability to filter the logging on a production environment.

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I will explain you the generator concept on a practical example(os.listdir() and os.scandir()).


  • os.listdir is an iterator what which means that all the file paths will be loaded to the memory.
  • os.scandir will load one file at a time what will save our program from crashing when accessing a directory with large amount of files.
  • Generator returns an iterator object with one value at a time.


And here is a simple generator implementer by me:

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In-Memory Files

In-memory files will help you avoid accessing physical paths, what will secure you from permission problems and more.

Here is in example:

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And it is time to summarise:

  • A Ten-x developer is an individual who is thought to be as productive as 10 others in his or her field.
  • Use different interpreter for each project.
  • Lock your requirements version.
  • Keep your code understandable and document it.
  • Use logging module instead of printing, it will improve the performance and will give you more control on your logging.


Thank you for reading!

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