Issue #24


July 27, 2012

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Friday, July 27th, 2012

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News and Developments.

DjangoCon US Schedule (
The DjangoCon US schedule has been released, click through to see all the talks and panels.

Gunicorn 0.14.6 Unleashed (
This update includes various fixes, details can be found after the jump. New hotness.

PyCon US 2013: Sponsorship Prospectus (

PyCon US 2013: Student Prices Lowered! (



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Does learning Python as your first language affect ability to program?


rauth (
Rauth is a client library for OAuth 1.0/a, 2.0, and Ofly for Python.

dex (
Dex is Index and Query Analyser for MongoDB. Dex helps tune the performance of your MongoDB database by comparing log files and index entries to make index recommendations for your collections.

pyknon (
Pyknon is a simple music library for Python hackers. With Pyknon you can generate midi files quickly and reason about musical properties. Maybe even made video game soundtracks for example.


Python Performance Analysis (
This article is fantastic. The author gives a detailed rundown of all the tools you want to use to measure performance and profile your Python applications.

Expensive lessons in Python Performance (
This article comes from a person with a lot number crunching experience. Alex lays down some serious tips to save you time and money when you start your number crunching adventures.

Introduction to Gevent (
What is Gevent? When do I use Gevent and when do I use threads? Check out this blogpost for a great into to Gevent and the answers to these questions.

Mozilla Services Python Tools And Libraries (
In this post Tarek gives a rundown of the Open Source Python tools and Libraries the Mozilla services team is putting out there. Lots of great tools here like powerhose, Circus and Cornice. Check it out!

Access.log statistics in Excel with Python (
Pretty clever article about how to extract statistics and other useful data from your system’s *.log files. Victor goes on to illustrate how he would parse his access.log and produce charts based off that data in Excel.

Python Launcher brings shebang line processing to Windows (
There is nothing more satisfying than writing a Python script, putting a shebang (#!/usr/bin/env python) at the top and being able to execute your script from the commandline. Now this will be available for all the windows folks too with Python Launcher. Click through to check out the article and the PEP.

With statements got better with Python (

Publish-Subscribe with web sockets in Python and Firefox (


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