A Simple Factory for Domain Events
A Simple Factory for Domain Events

This is a simple demonstration of a domain event factory in Python. I assume you are familiar with the Factory Method Pattern. I also use the pydantic package for attribute validation. When implemented, we can use the factory to create immutable domain events with a homogenous data structure across instances of the same type. The metadata is generated by the underlying BaseEvent. In this approach we always produces complete events.

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Python Immutable Objects
Python Immutable Objects

While reading into implementing DDD, there is often a plea for the use of immutable objects. The main motivation is that an object that is initially valid always remains valid; there is no later verification or validation required. Secondly, working with an immutable object cannot cause any side effects. Some data objects in Python are immutable, the dataclasses themselve are not. Let’s have this simple class: class SimpleClass: def __init__(self, attr1: int): self.

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How does Airflow schedule Daylight Saving Time?
How does Airflow schedule Daylight Saving Time?

One morning you find out your favorite Airflow DAG did not ran that night. Sad… Six months later the task ran twice and now you understand: you scheduled your DAG timezone aware and the clock goes back and forth sometimes because of Daylight Saving Time. For example, in Central European Time (CET) on Sunday 29 March 2020, 02:00, the clocks were turned from “local standard time” forward 1 hour to 03:00:00 “local daylight time”.

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Control-flow structure for database connections
Control-flow structure for database connections

With Python, creating a database connection is straightforward. Yet, I often see the following case go wrong, while a simple solution is easily at hand by using the context manager pattern. For database connections, you’ll need at least one secret. Let’s say you get this secret from a secret manager by running the get_secret() method. You also use an utility like JayDeBeApi to setup the connection and you are smart enough to close the connection after querying and deleting the password:

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Python Django with Docker and Gitlab CI
Python Django with Docker and Gitlab CI

For a project I was specifically asked to build an API using Python Django. So, my first starting point was to google “django cookiecutter” which immediately brought me to this amazing cookiecutter project. What I am going to demonstrate here is how to quickly setup the project (for the sake of completeness) and use Gitlab Continuous Integration to automatically unit test, run linters, generate documentation, build a container and release it.

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