Issue #125


July 25, 2014

SQLAlchemy 0.8.7 & 0.9.7, EuroPython videos and much more.

Issue #125: Blockchain

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SQLAlchemy 0.8.7 and 0.9.7 released!
Two new versions of SQLAlchemy have been released. Click through for the individual release notes.
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EuroPython 2014 Videos 
Couldn't make it to EuroPython, worry no more.
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What is your favorite (intermediate level) Python book?
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Which open PEP would you most like to see in Python 3.5+?
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The unofficial python SDK for chain's bitcoin API. Check this out if you are interested in working with chain's API for dealing with the Blockchain in your Python project.
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Writing container classes often requires the writing of significant amounts of boilerplate. Avoid all of that with the fields module which offers a way to avoid it.
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A curated list of awesome Machine Learning frameworks, libraries and software.
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Interesting idea. Dh-virtualenv aims to combine Debian packaging with self-contained virtualenv based Python deployments.
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A command-line tool that extends the functionality of dig to be compatible with the Open Name System. Specifically, it adds support for the resolution of blockchain user handles.
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Simple way to handle fat files without committing them to git, supports synchronization using rsync
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Behaviour driven development (or BDD) is an agile software development technique that encourages collaboration between developers, QA and non-technical or business participants in a software project.
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Worried about broken link all over your site? Well worry no more.
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A functional test framework based on Mercurials unified test format.
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This is useful. A language for matching/validating/filtering Python dictionaries.
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Method decorators in Python
Decorators is probably the most popular topic for Python programming blogs. We can probably take this as a sign that not everyone understands them yet so check out this post on method decorators.
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How to argue for Python’s use
Python core developer Brett Cannon gives you some ammunition next time someone asks you "Why use Python?". Nice contrast of the reasons why Go is a good language and why you might still want to use Python.
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Build an IVR system with Twilio and Django
Learn how to build an Interactive Voice Response system with Django and Twilio. Maybe next time your bank calls, you can send them through this system before you talk to them!
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An exploratory statistical analysis of the 2014 World Cup Final
Nice iPython notebook doing a statistical analysis of this years world cup final. The notebook very nicely shows how you can use play-by-play data to analyze a soccer match..
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Become A Better Programmer - How To Read Source Code
Reading source code is one of the most useful skills to learn for any programmer. In this post the author gives some nice tips to step up your code reading game.
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Faking the Funk: Mocking External Services in Python Unit Tests
Speeding up tests and mocking external services. Be sure to check out the video at the end of the post! Great talk!
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