Issue #199

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Jan. 15, 2016

Almost There!
Django Bugfix Releases, Ansible 2.0, Lektor and much more.

Issue #199: Almost There!

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Django Bugfix releases issued: 1.9.1 and 1.8.8
Release notes for 1.9.1 can be found here and release notes for 1.8.8 can be found here.
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PyDev 4.5.1: debug faster
PyDev 4.5.1 has been released with drastic improvements in debugger speed. Worth checking out of you are a PyDev user!
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PSF 2015 Community Service Award goes to Berker PeksaÄŸ
Congratulations to Berker PeksaÄŸ for being awarded the Python Software Foundations Community Service Award. Click through to learn more about Berker's contributions, send along your own congratulations or find out how you can help!
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Ansible 2.0 has been released
Version 2.0 of the fantastic Ansible has been released! Click through for more information about whats in this release.
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Jupyter Notebook 4.1 release
Jupyter 4.1 has been released! Click through to get more information about this release and of course, update your versions!
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hasattr() Considered Harmful
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Stop writing code that will break on Python 4!
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Pretty useful tool for monitoring the output of terminals and processes.
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A Static File Content Management System For Python
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Do you think you could program an elevator?
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Lightweight Multi-Process Execution Pool to schedule Jobs execution with per-job timeout, optionally grouping them into Tasks and specifying execution paremeters.
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A tool to build portable Python binaries.
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Scan, index, and archive all of your paper bills with this tool.
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Getting started with data science in Python 
Looking to dip your toes into Data Science? This might be a great place to start. take a look!
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The history behind the decision to move Python to GitHub
Get a look inside how the decision was made to move Python development to Github.
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FFT for dummies
Whats that you say? Fast Fourier transforms? If you ever wanted to learn more about them, this is a great place to start.
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Exception leaks in Python 2 and 3
This is a nice look at memory leaks in exception objects cause by cyclic references in exception tracebacks. Good read!
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Python virtual environments and Docker.
Everything you probably ever wanted to know about Python virtual environments and Docker.
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Exceptions - The Dark Side of the Force
More about exceptions here and why they are great, but also looks at some potential gotchas with exceptions.
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hasattr() Considered Harmful
TLDR: Don't use hasattr() unless you want its quirks or are writing Python 3-only code.
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Using Selenium to Buy a Bus Pass
Very cool article! In this project the author demonstrates how he built a bot (using selenium) to buy his bus pass for him rather than deal with a terrible website.
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Lynn Root talks about Django and RAMLfications
Great interview with Lynn Root here, worth the watch!
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Build a Python Microservice with Amazon Web Services Lambda & API Gateway
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Elements of Python Style
This is great. This style guide aims to take you beyond pep8 to look at fantastic pythonic code.
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