How to build basic CI with GitLab

GitLab is more than a git repository. It comes with the powerful CI/CD runner that you can use for free, or even self host. In this post we are going to get familiar with it, and setup the most basic pipeline.

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Grouping Environment Variables in Django

Oftentimes values in settings.py are provided using environment variables. This is one of the easiest ways to do it. However it’s easy to misuse it, and variables get scattered across your code base. This makes it harder for DevOps to track which variables are needed in case they need to have a quick look at the code while configuring the deployment environment.

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Filter, Map, Reduce and Lambdas

Filter, map, and reduce are functions that are often used in functional programming. Sometimes instead of looping, you can use one of these functions to write a simple one liner. Additionally, when using this functions, we also naturally use lambdas. So first, we’ll take a look at what are lambdas.

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How to use git stash

Let’s say you worked on a wrong branch (which happens all the time to me), and now you want to copy those changes to the correct feature branch. git actually has that covered with simple git stash command.

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What is self in Python

self is usually one of the hardest things for beginners to grasp. It is one of those concepts that you probably need to google about several times before you start to get any idea + you have to try it out and use it to fully understand it.

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python  oop  self 

Limit Team Members Access to Kubernetes

In this article I will show you how to give limited access to a team member within the Kubernetes. You don’t have to mess with service accounts of your cloud provider to achieve this (whether you’re using AWS or GCP it doesn’t matter). It’s almost vendor agnostic. You can achieve this using Kubernetes ServiceAccount resource.

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Else Is Not for Ifs Only

We all know what else means in control flow. But in Python else can appear on loops and on try/except statements. But what does it do there?

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