Issue #33

Van Rossum

Sept. 28, 2012

Van Rossum
Python 3.3 RC 3, Swappable user models in Django, and much more. 

Issue #33 : Van Rossum


Friday, September 28th, 2012

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News and Developments.

Python 3.3.0 RC3 Released (
Bunch of new features in this release check it out, download it give it a shot.

Django added swappable auth.User models (
Thanks to the awesome community around Django and awesome people putting forward their time. This also adds support for swappable models.

Google punishes author of Python book for torrenting his own book (

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Python is doing just fine (


cram (
Cram is a functional testing framework for command line applications

staticjinja (
As is popular these days, Ceasar has created a static site creation script to be used with the Jinja2 templating language. Looks pretty cool, take a look!

algorithms (
This project is a growing list of algorithms implemented and provided as part of a module. So far plenty of searching and sorting algorithms implemented in here. At the very least it’s instructive to take a look at these algorithm implementations if you currently don’t have any use for them.

glacier-cli (
This tool provides a sysadmin-friendly command line interface to Amazon Glacier, turning Glacier into an easy-to-use storage backend.

django-postgrespool (
This is a simple Postgres Connection Pooling backend for Django, powered by the lovely and beautiful SQLAlchemy.


In Python We Trust (
Guido Van Rossum talks about tips and tricks, the state of Python, and its bright future.

Websockets 101 (
Beginners guide to websockets, long but good read if you're looking to get your footing with websockets.

Worried about the future of python (
Interesting article that discusses areas of software development that are on the rise that Python has trouble breaking into traditionally. Should this concern the community?

Help fund Read The Docs (
I am sure as a member of the Python community more often than not you make use of RTD whether you know it or not. Support it! Much like everything else the service is up kept by corporate sponsorship.

Why I'm not leaving Python for Go (
This is more of an article about Go error handling than Python, but it reminds you that the little things in Python we take for granted everyday.

Getting started with Django on AWS Elastic Beanstalk (


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