Issue #119

World Cup

June 13, 2014

World Cup
Silk, Gunicorn 19.0 , DjangoCon US Call for Proposals and much more.

Issue #119: World Cup

Weekly dose of all things Python.
Hey Everyone, 

Share an article with us and if it lands in newsletter get highlighted as a contributor in the newsletter!

Like what we are doing? Support us on Gittip  We are on twitter too! 
From our sponsors:


Gunicorn 19.0 Released
A new version of Gunicorn is out. Added two new workers for Python3. Gthread - a Fully async worker using futures and gaiohttp using asyncio. New deprecations and breaking changes as well. Check out the release notes for all the details.
Shared by @mgrouchy

DjangoCon US 2014 Call for Proposals
DjangoCon welcomes speakers of all abilities and the call for proposals is now open! Speak up!
Shared by @myusuf3


Why does python lack nested scopes?
Shared by @mgrouchy


Python Web Developer (New York, NY) 
Posted By SFX Entertainment. Promoted

Senior Server Engineer (New York, NY) 
Posted By Oyster Promoted


Silk is a live profiling and inspection tool for the Django framework. I think this is great and gives you a great consumable overview of site speed.
Shared by @myusuf3

Nice. Percol is an interactive grep tool in your terminal. Check out the README for a demo and more information.
Shared by @mgrouchy

A general purpose proxy framework in Python. Supports Python 2.5->2.7.
Shared by @mgrouchy

Explore Flask
The Explore Flask book is now freely available online. Time to upgrade your Flask knowledge.
Shared by @mgrouchy

A fast ISO8601 date time parser for Python.
Shared by @mgrouchy

Very cool project that allows you to programatically edit videos and Gifs. Lets you perform operations like adding titles, cutting and joining videos.
Shared by @mgrouchy

A MIT licensed enterprise social network written in Django. Supports news feeds, collaborative blogging and Stackoverflow-like Q&A.
Shared by @mgrouchy

Great idea. Allows you to write Python code that is then converted to Cron Syntax. Very useful for writing, deploying and maintaining Cron jobs.
Shared by @_fengsp

We all love django debug toolbar, but this new project has some promise, has support for aggregation of query counts also provides results for JSON APIs and the like which is missing in DjDT.
Shared by @myusuf3

Git-Backed Evernote Replacement.
Shared by @myusuf3

Wand is a ctypes-based simple ImageMagick binding for Python. You can do tons of things like read EXIF metadata and drawing.
Shared by @myusuf3


Exploring FBI Crime Statistics with Glue and plotly
Beautiful notebook showing the powerful use of iPython notebooks and glue analyzing FBI Crime Stats.
Shared by @myusuf3

Python to OCaml: retrospective
An interesting article about one developers journey through porting a Python application to OCaml, the reasons why, and the result of the port.
Shared by @mgrouchy

Things from Python I'd miss in Go
If you switched from Python to Go what would be the features you would miss from Python in Go? This is the question the author addresses in this post.
Shared by @mgrouchy

Python, Pitch shifting, and the Pianoputer
Interesting article about encoding sound in Python. Shows with code examples how to perform tasks like speed up the encoded sound, stretch the sound and change its pitch. Then gives a fun example of how to turn your computer into a piano.
Shared by @mgrouchy

Of Syntax Warnings and Symbol Tables
Really great article on the not so seen SyntaxWarning in python discussed.
Shared by @myusuf3

A command-line interface to the Python Package Index (PyPI). Get package info, download statistics, and more. I would love to see something like a dependency graph, like what libraries does flask depend on?
Shared by @myusuf3
Read Later
Forward to Friend
Copyright © 2014 PyCoder’s Weekly, All rights reserved.