A Quick Sneak Peek

Here's a quick sneak peek into what's been happening in the Packet Coders community ...

  • New monthly guest speaker sessions from industry leaders in the network automation space.
  • August will see:
    • Guest speaker John Capobianco, where we will be learning about his journey into network automation and his new project Merlin.
    • Additional meetups including demo sessions around how to improve your code quality using formatting and linting tools such as Pylint, Flake8, Black, isort and Bandit.
  • Previous meetup demos have included SuzieQ, Batfish snapshot forking/differential comparisons and also a VSCode 101.

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Latest Packet Coders Posts/Videos

Just in case you`ve missed them, here are the latest posts and videos from the Packet Coders site and YouTube channel.

Diff`ing the Network (jsondiff) - Part 2
Part 2 of the diff`ing the network series. Learn how to compare Python dictionaries using jsondiff.

Open Source Releases

Release Version 0.14.0 · netenglabs/suzieq
Using network observability to operate and design healthier networks - Release Version 0.14.0 · netenglabs/suzieq
0.14.0 sees support for IOS/IOSXE, REST API updates, LLDP improvements, along with various other updates. Code release is above, see the following link for the full release notes: https://suzieq.readthedocs.io/en/latest/release-notes/#0140-aug-1-2021 
Release v3.0-beta1 - 2021-07-23 · netbox-community/netbox
NOTE: Upgrading an existing NetBox deployment to version 3.0 must be done from version 2.11.0 or later. If attempting to upgrade a deployment of NetBox v2.10 or earlier, first upgrade to a NetBox v...
Netbox 3.0 beta is released. Key updates include major UI updates, custom model validation and GraphQL support. Check out 3.0 here: https://beta-demo.netbox.dev
Release v1.1.0 - 2021-07-20 · nautobot/nautobot
Nautobot v1.1This document describes all new features and changes in Nautobot 1.1.If you are a user migrating from NetBox to Nautobot, please refer to the “Migrating from NetBox” documentation.R...
v1.1.0 includes MySQL support, plugin navigation enhancements, new GraphQL ORM functions, and a ton more. All the features are explained further in this blog post: https://blog.networktocode.com/post/nautobot-1.1.0-feature-overview/

Writing code is easy, but writing good, clean code is hard.

This guide breaks down the various aspects of writing clean code, in an easy to follow way. Well recommended!

Clean Code in Python
This article looks at how to write clean code in Python.
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