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  • Python: A SQLAlchemy Wrapper Component That Works With Both Flask and FastAPI Frameworks
    3 projects | dev.to | 3 May 2024
    In SQLAlchemy, models representing database tables typically subclass sqlalchemy.orm.DeclarativeBase (this class supersedes the sqlalchemy.orm.declarative_base function). Accordingly, the abstract base class in this database wrapper component is a sqlalchemy.orm.DeclarativeBase subclass, accompanied by another custom base class providing additional dunder methods.
  • Xz/liblzma: Bash-stage Obfuscation Explained
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 31 Mar 2024
    OK -

    can we start considering binary files committed to a repo, even as data for tests, to be a huge red flag, and that the binary files themselves should instead be generated at testing time by source code that's stated as reviewable cleartext. This would make it much harder (though of course we can never really say "impossible") to embed a substantial payload in this way.

    when binary files are part of a test suite, they are typically trying to illustrate some element of the program being tested, in this case a file that was incorrectly xz-encoded. Binary files like these weren't typed by hand, they will always ultimately come from something plaintext source.

    Here's an example! My own SQLAlchemy repository has a few binary files in it! https://github.com/sqlalchemy/sqlalchemy/blob/main/test/bina... oh noes. Why are those files there? well in this case I just wanted to test that I can send large binary BLOBs into the database driver and I was lazy. This is actually pretty dumb, the two binary files here add 35K of useless crap to the source, and I could just as easily generate this binary data on the fly using a two liner that spits out random bytes. Anyone could see that two liner and know that it isn't embedding a malicious payload.

    If I wanted to generate a poorly formed .xz file, I'd illustrate source code that generates random data, runs it through .xz, then applies "corruption" to it, like zeroing out the high bit of every byte. The process by which this occurs would be all reviewable in source code.

  • Introducing Flama for Robust Machine Learning APIs
    11 projects | dev.to | 18 Dec 2023
    Besides, flama also provides support for SQL databases via SQLAlchemy, an SQL toolkit and Object Relational Mapper that gives application developers the full power and flexibility of SQL. Finally, flama also provides support for HTTP clients to perform requests via httpx, a next generation HTTP client for Python.
  • Alembic with Async SQLAlchemy
    1 project | dev.to | 12 Dec 2023
    Alembic is a lightweight database migration tool for usage with SQLAlchemy. The term migration can be a little misleading, because in this context it doesn't mean to migrate to a different database in the sense of using a different version or a different type of database. In this context, migration refers to changes to the database schema: add a new column to a table, modify the type of an existing column, create a new index, etc..
  • Imperative vs. Declarative mapping style in Domain Driven Design project
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 28 Oct 2023
  • Unlocking efficient authZ with Cerbos’ Query Plan
    5 projects | dev.to | 6 Sep 2023
    To simplify this process, Cerbos developers have come up with adapters for popular Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) frameworks. You can check out for more details on the query plan repo - which also contains adapters for Prisma and SQLAlchemy - as well as a fully functioning application using Mongoose as its ORM.
  • Python: Just Write SQL
    21 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 14 Aug 2023
    That above pattern is one I've seen people do even recently, using the "select().c" attribute which from very early versions of SQLAlchemy is defined as "the columns from a subquery of the SELECT" ; this usage began raising deprecation warnings in 1.4 and is fully removed in 2.0 as it was a remnant of a much earlier version of SQLAlchemy. it will do exactly as you say, "make a subquery for each filter condition".

    the moment you see SQLAlchemy doing something you see that seems "asinine", send an example to https://github.com/sqlalchemy/sqlalchemy/discussions and I will clarify what's going on, correct the usage so that the query you have is what you expect, and quite often we will add new warnings or documentation when we see people doing things we didn't anticipate.

  • A steering council note about making the global
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 29 Jul 2023
    The creator and lead maintainer of SQLAlchemy, one of the most popular and most used Python library for accessing databases (who doesn't?) gave a rather interesting response to PEP703.

    If this doesn't ring any alarm bells I don't know what will.

    > Basically for the moment the GIL-less idea would likely be burdensome for us and the fact that it's only an "option" seems to strongly imply major compatibility issues that we would not prefer.


  • More public SQL-queryable databases?
    3 projects | /r/datasets | 10 Jul 2023
    Recently I discovered BigQuery public datasets - just over 200 datasets available for directly querying via SQL. I think this is a great thing! I can connect these direct to an analytics platform (we use Apache Superset which uses Python SQLAlchemy under the hood) for example and just start dashboarding.
  • How useful is Python in accounting and auditing?
    1 project | /r/Accounting | 27 Jun 2023
    When using python with sql databases like postgres or mariadb or SQLite you would use SQLAlchemy or another ORM of if you're feeling brave, you code it by hand. With ORMs you provide the address of your database and it connects for you, letting you use abstractions instead of writing all the SQL yourself (kind of analogous to using vlookups or index match instead of manually entering data).
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