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Published : Oct 27, 2021
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Oct 2021
Trial ? Worth pursuing. It is important to understand how to build up this capability. Enterprises should try this technology on a project that can handle the risk.

Originally type annotations were added to Python to support static analysis. However, considering how widely type annotations, and annotations in general, are used in other programming languages, it was only a matter of time before developers would begin to use Python's type annotations for other purposes. pydantic falls into this category. It allows you to use type annotations for data validation and settings management at run time. When data arrives as, say, a JSON document and needs to be parsed into a complex Python structure, pydantic ensures that the incoming data matches the expected types or reports an error if it doesn't. Although you can use pydantic directly, many developers have used it as part of FastAPI, one of the most popular Python web frameworks. In fact, using pydantic in FastAPI is considered so indispensable that a recently proposed change to Python, aimed at reducing the cost of loading annotated code into memory, was reconsidered because it would have broken the use of type annotations at run time.

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