Issue #103


Feb. 21, 2014

Redesigned, pymongo, and much more.

Issue #102: Beta

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PyMongo 2.7 rc0 released
The first release candidate for PyMongo 2.7 is out. Exciting news for you MongoDB users out there.
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Python Education Summit Call for Papers
Python Education Summit is happening at PyCon 2014. If you have a topic/presentation you want to give at the summit, the call for papers is open now and the deadline for submissions is February 25th, 2014.
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New website released and open sourced
Have you checked out the new While it wasn't the smoothest release is out there and its source is available. Notice any bugs, report them in the issues.
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Bokeh 0.4.1 Released
The latest version of Bokeh the very cool interactive web plotting library for Python from the crowd at Continuum Analytics has been released.
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My Flask to Django Experience
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The Redesigned
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Blockade is a utility for testing network failures and partitions in distributed applications.
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This script looks at a list of dependencies and tells you which ones are holding you up from switching to Python 3.
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This is a little app that allows you to drive game movement form chat room. This was popularized this week when the entire world co-op played a single Pokemon red game.
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Want cross browser WebSockets? Get easy SocketIO integration for your Flask apps.
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A library that provides access to geoip databases.
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Python bindings for libspotify the Spotify SDK. Allows you, in your own applications, to access music metadata, search in Spotify's library, manage your Spotify playlists, and play music from Spotify.
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A WebSocket server implementation based on Twisted.
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Lessons Learned Architecting Realtime Applications
This discusses the various options of building realtime applications in python and various technologies and techniques used and their limitations. Good read.
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Performance Overhead of Decorators
Graham has left very little untouched with his 10 blog posts about decorators. This post dives into performance implications of applying decorators to methods.
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Learning Pandas Through Payroll
Nice article that shows you the power and utility of pandas package even for small tasks.
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Introduction to Python for Statistical Learning
Great introduction to tools like numpy, pandas and matplotlab for doing statistical learning work in Python.
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Programmatically Populating a Django Database
This post guides you through creating your own management commands to populate Django applications and touches on a few other useful management commands for databases.
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Using Django for (mostly) static sites
There are a lot of static site generators out there, here is a nice strategy to use Django for your mostly static sites.
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Clearing the database with Django commands
Why go through the trouble to manually clear your database for your Django apps. Check out how to clear your database programatically with Django commands.
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CPython Signal Handling
Great post about how CPython signal handling works and the conditions that might allow for potentially unbounded delay in handling signals.
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