Issue #36


Oct. 19, 2012

Gunicorn, Django Secruity Release, and much more.

Issue #36 : Asynchronous


Friday, October 19th, 2012

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News and Developments.

Gunicorn 0.15.0 Released! (
Lots happening here. New site, new documentation, and tons of bug fixes.  Awesome!

Django Security releases issued (
Attention all Django users, security releases have been issued for Django version of 1.4.1 and 1.3.3, please upgrade now. That is all.

PyCon Canada Schedule Announced (

web2py 2.1.1 is out! (

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Experts Wanted Python Async (

Guido: The Async API of the Future (


pattern (
Pattern is a web mining module for the Python programming language. It bundles tools for data mining, natural language processing, machine learning, and network analysis. Tons of examples and tests. What we like to see in good projects.

betterprettyxml (
For those of you who love xml and your eyes equally will love this project.

syte (
Awesome powerful blogging platform that has social integrations like Twitter, GitHub, Dribbble, Instagram, Foursquare, Tumblr,, SoundCloud and Bitbucket.

shadow (
Shadow is an HTTP debugging proxy that sits in front of an existing service and a service with new code changes.

pip-tools (
A set of tools to keep your pinned Python dependencies fresh.

django-sliver (
Django Sliver is a lightweight REST API built on top of Django’s class based generic views. Get your barebones API set up without all the headaches.

jedi-vim (
Vim user? Python user? If so this is probably right up your alley! Pretty awesome Python autocompletion support using the Jedi library as well as Pydoc support.


Caching in theory and practice (
The dropbox tech blog is full of gems and we think this is one of them. In the article, the author discusses different caching algorithms and then goes on to show an implementation of one of the algorithms, great read!

An Iterative Approach to Building an API – Part 2: Adding ElasticSearch (
This article is one of a series of articles on creating a Python and Tornado API with this, the second part, focused on adding ElasticSearch to your API.

Python socket programming tutorial (
Amazing Python tutorial which goes through the socket module and teaches you the basics, with tangible and useful examples. Must read if you are interested in playing with sockets.

PyCon South Africa Videos (
Couldn’t attend PyCon South Africa? Click through to check out the videos of all the talks.

XKCD-style Plots in Matplotlib (
This is very cool, spawned from stackoverflow questions like this one the author looks to create XKCD style graphs in Python using Matplotlib.

Setting up HTTPs for Local Development (

Django GetOrCreateView (


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