Issue #108


March 28, 2014

PEP 466, DjangoVillage, rumps and much more.

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PEP 461 Accepted!
Python 3.5 Will Have Byte Formatting
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PEP 466 -- Network Security Enhancement Exception for Python 2.7
A new PEP has been proposed to backport important network security enhancements into Python 2.7 from 3.4 to help keep 2.7 secure and easy upgrading to Python 3.
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DjangoVillage -The Italian Python Conference
The Italian Django conference will be taking place in Orvieto, Italy June 13-15, 2014. If you plan on attending the call for proposal deadline is March 31st, so time to get your submission in is running out.
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PEP 466
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Ridiculously Uncomplicated Mac OSX Python Status Bar Apps! Got a little status bar app you want to write you can do it in Python now!
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This is a simple and lightweight application for shopping carts and wish lists, easy to drop in and integrate with your app!
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This is a great snippets plugin for vim, seems pretty snappy too.
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Very cool for those redditors out there! compilebot will execute python source code in reddit comments and provide the result!
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Generate github style punchcard charts with ease.
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Bleach is an HTML sanitizing library that escapes or strips markup and attributes based on a white list. Legit name too.
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Cool stack profiler for your Python code inspired by apples instruments app.
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Very useful project to help you write your tests by allowing you to easily mock `requests` objects.
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Julia vs. Python: Monte Carlo Simulations of Bitcoin Options
Interesting article comparing Julia and Python for performance and how you would solve a problem in either language. Great read.
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Who needs a database?
Interesting thought experiment about completely knocking a database from the stack, this obviously has some issues but interesting to see how it comes together.
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20 Good Functions To Know in Python
Another one of these lists that just keep coming up. Likely last one we will link to so enjoy!
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What If NCAA Basketball Players Were Paid?
Interesting analysis using pandas comparing performance of the top paid NBA players with performance of the top performing NCAA players and extrapolating potential salary from there.
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Logging as Storytelling #3: Types
Have you ever considered what it takes to write excellent and consistent log messages? This article and its predecessors helps you define that.
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pytest session scoped fixtures
You can specify session scope in pytest which allows you to specify if a fixture will only run once per test session and be available across multiple test functions, classes and models. In this article the author shows with examples how this works.
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Reviewing Django REST Framework
Nice review of Django REST Framework. Definitely to be considered when choosing which REST API Framework you want to go with for your next project.
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Realtime Django notifications with node.js, and Redis
Great, full end-to-end example, of how to get realtime notifications in your Django project using node.js and Redis.
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Understanding Python By Breaking It
Increase your Python knowledge by breaking it. The author goes though a guided tour of poking and prodding CPythons internals.
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An Artificial Intelligence for the 2048 game
2048 has been all the rage lately with projects cropping up everywhere. This is a cool examination of implementing an AI to solve the game.
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