Issue #101


Feb. 7, 2014

Two Scoops, Django 1.6.2 Released, and much more.

Issue #101: Sochi

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Django 1.6.2 and Django 1.7a2 released!
The latest bugfix release for 1.6 has been released and the latest 1.7 alpha has been released! Check them both out and report any problems to the Django team.
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Django Compressor Needs Help
Jannis Leidel the maintainer of django-compressor is looking for help with moving the project forward. Sound like something you would like to be involved in? Check out the post and let him know.
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Announcement: PyCharm 3.1 has been released!
The latest version of the PyCharm IDE has been released! It is available in both the personal and free and open source community edition.
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Announcing Two Scoops of Django 1.6!
Much awaited update is here, includes updates for Django 1.6. As well as a chapter on deployment! Check it out!
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Choosing the Best Python IDE
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Note on my pleasant experience with Beautiful Soup
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Library to provide distributed interprocess locks, works with multiple backends like redis, libmemcached and etcd to provide lock synchronization.
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A CLI program that pipes from various video services into a video player like VLC. Livestreamer currently supports services like Dailymotion, Livestream,, YouTube Live and Ustream.
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tinytag is a library for reading music meta data of MP3, OGG, FLAC and Wave files with Python.
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Neat CLI calendar application, uses CalDAV which allows syncing with many other calendaring applications.
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This is pretty great! This boasts built-in data service to access your data. Their client library, tangelo.js wraps charts, maps, and other advanced HTML5 visualizations. Legit.
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Quantitative Economics
This website presents a series of free lectures on quantitative economic modelling, designed and written by John Stachurski and Thomas J. Sargent. Interested in either scientific python or economic modelling. Very comprehensive.
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Full Stack Python
A great guide of dealing with the full stack required with creating a Python web application. Topics cover the entire stack from servers, web frameworks, security and source control.
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WSGI, Twisted and Server Sent Events
Nice article on how to set up Server sent events in a Twisted app over WSGI.
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Pytest Fixtures Nuts and Bolts
Pretty good run through on the basics of pytest and fixtures.
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How to Save 90% on Your S3 Bill
Awesome find, everyone hosting anything on S3 will want to read this.
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A Django Code Organization Strategy
I like to see this type of writing when is comes to software and how it is laid out. This covers various options and solving problems and proposes a few solutions. Favourite is in the comments.
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SQLAlchemy and Race Conditions: Follow Up on Commits and Flushes
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Starting A Python Project The Right Way
Have an idea for your next, or first, Python project? Well check out this article to make sure you are getting started the right way!
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