Issue #23


July 20, 2012

Pyglet, PyTexas, and much more. 

Issue #23 : Guido


Friday, July 20th, 2012

Hi Pythonistas,

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News and Developments.

Pyglet 1.2 alpha1 released! (
Pyglet the cross-platform windowing and multimedia library for Python has released version 1.2 Alpha1. In this release, support for 64 bit OS’s and many other changes and fixes. Click through for the changelog.

PyTexas 2012 (
PyTexas early bird registration is open through August 31st. If you are live in or around College Station, TX. You may want to check this out.

I want YOU for the PyCon Program Committee! (
The PyCon Program Committee is looking for new members, click through to check it out if you are interested.



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Little known features in Python! (


okydoky (
Okydoky describes itself as a readthedocs for use with private projects. It is an automated documentation builder using Sphinx, GitHub and Distribute.

datrie (
Datrie is a super-fast, efficiently stored Trie for Python (2.x and 3.x). Uses libdatrie.

fuzzywuzzy (
Fuzzy string matching in python. Nothing more, nothing less.

Plyplus (
Friendly parser written in python, Plyplus boasts a friendliness while still being a powerful parser. They have taken a slightly different approach to parsing in the hopes of cleaner design, and more powerful grammar processing.


Django push: Using Server-Sent Events and WebSocket with Django (
Ever wonder how people send events in real time from the server in their webapps. Wondering how to get Websockets working in your Django app? If so, check out this article to get started.

Futures: Concurrency in Python 3, Part 1 (

The Beautiful Simplicity of an nginx and uWSGI Deployment (
Interested in learning how to deploy your WSGI app? This article shows the beautiful simplicity of getting an app up, running and deployed on nginx and uWSGI.

Better memcached by Mixpanel (
Mixpanel uses eventlet to peform non-blocking operations. For this to work, eventlet patches Python’s socket library which makes a pure python memcached library a requirement for Mixpanels stack. When their current memcached solution contributed to a service outage they decided to write their own.

Raspberry Pi Sends Live Images from Near Space (
What do we exactly mean when we say near space? We mean 1% atmosphere and temperatures -50C. Armed with a camera and a heat sink this Raspberry Pi board went to infinity and beyond!

Python tricks that you can't live without
Audrey co-founder of pyladies gives a talk on tricks everyone should know about python at PyCon Philippines 2012.

Use models for uploads (
In this article the author makes a compelling argument about why you should use Django models for your file uploads instead of views.

Prototype PHP interpreter using the PyPy toolchain - Hippy VM (

Motor Internals: How I Asynchronized a Synchronous Library (


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