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James Williams

Introducing bulletproof-python

I owe a debt of gratitude to Claudio Jolowicz for introducing me to modern python tooling. His Hypermodern Python template and associated blog series are a great resource.

The Hypermodern system is built around nox and poetry.

  • nox is similar in spirit to tox but uses python scripts instead of configuration files.
  • It’s very powerful, but since I’m not particularly clever, I find the hypermodern stack difficult to understand.

I decided to throw together a simple template that uses tox and pip-tools. The template uses:

It strives to be clean, simple and hard to break, albeit incomplete and likely suitable only for small libraries without broad distribution.

🌱 The template is available here: bulletproof-python.

Note: The original version of this post incorrectly stated that Poetry does not play nice with pip-installs from git source. This is not the case; I simply had my pyproject.toml file incorrectly configured to use setuptools instead of poetry-core as the build backend.