Issue #105


March 7, 2014

PyCon Australia 2014 CFP, whitenoise and much more.

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Weekly dose of all things Python.
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Neckbeard Republic is Now Complete Free
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PyLadies: announcing paid summer internships with CPython
If you are a Woman interested in working on CPython this summer the PSF is sponsoring CPython internships through the Gnome Outreach Program for Women. Deadline for application is March 18th, 2014. Check the link for all the details.
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PyCon Australia 2014 Call for Proposals is Now Open
The Call for Proposals is now open for PyCon Australia 2014. The deadline for submissions is Friday April 25th 2014.
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State of Python 3 - popular library support
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Github projects to contribute to as a beginner.
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If you are interested in different kinds of metrics on your codebase this the application for you. Radon provides things like McCabe's Complexity, SLOC and comments counts, and much more.
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Serve your static assets in any production WSGI application with this easy to use WSGI middleware.
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Simple program that will take screenshot of a Website and provide any available header info from the web server serving it.
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Python project to hook into your .lldbinit that provides a collection of LLDB commands for debugging your iOS applications.
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A dynamic SVG charting library for Python. Supports all common graph types you would expect.
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Python 3 Readiness
Which of the top 360 Python packages are ready for Python 3?
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Nice idea. A SSH configuration management tool for dealing with your AWS EC2 instances.
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Make Python Faster Without Trying Too Much
Nice article on the few steps you could take to make your code run faster without too much effort. Few great tips on profiling and taking advantage of things like pypy and cython!
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Meta Programming with Python
Meta programming basics and as well introduces metaclass hooks.
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Fast scraping in python with asyncio
Cool article showing you how to build a faster screen scraper by downloading pages asynchronously with asyncio.
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Python Property
Nice well written introduction to Python properties.
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Ma’ which colors are we gonna wear on fall?
Awesome article, which tries to determine what people will be wearing in fall based on the fashion show from the previous season. Nice use of OpenCV for more accurate results!
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Understanding Test Driven Development with Django
If you are looking to learn a little more about Test Driven Development or are wondering about applying your TDD knowledge to your Django work, this is a great place to start.
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Generating Machine Learning Models With Scikit-Learn
In a follow up to his last post about "Building decision trees" the author gives a nice explanation of how to generate machine learning models with scikit-learn.
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