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Jacob Stopak

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Jacob Stopak is a software developer and creator of - a site dedicated to teaching people how popular programs are coded. Its main project helps people learn Git at the code level.

The Python zip() Function

In this article, we'll examine how to use the built-in Python zip() function.

The zip() function is a Python built-in function that allows us to combine corresponding elements from multiple sequences into a single list of tuples. The sequences are the arguments accepted by the zip() function. Any number of

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Git: Merge Branch into Master

One of Git's most powerful features is the ability to easily create and merge branches. Git's distributed nature encourages users to create new branches often and to merge them regularly as a part of the development process. This fundamentally improves the development workflow for most projects by encouraging smaller, more

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Python: Append Contents to a File

In this article, we'll examine how to append content to an existing file using Python.

Let's say we have a file called helloworld.txt containing the text "Hello world!" and it is sitting in our current working directory on a Unix file system:

$ cat ./helloworld.txt
Hello world!
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