Issue #37


Oct. 26, 2012

Django 1.5 RC, Python on Andriod, and much more. 

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Friday, October 26th, 2012

Hi Pythonistas,

37 issues in and still growing, we really appreciate your continued support for Pycoders. There are no real housekeeping issues this week, but we have lots of good stuff in the pipe so stay tuned! As always, if you have any questions, comments, gripes or suggestions just hit reply to this email and let us know.  

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News and Developments.

Phusion Passenger 4.0 Beta 1 with Python WSGI support (
This self proclaimed polygot application server, now has officially bumped Python support to beta status.

Django 1.5 Alpha 1 Released! (

Django Book Starting Up Again (
They’re working on getting the book updated to cover Django 1.4, 1.5, and beyond, but they need your help. Contribute.

From our sponsors:


How could learning Python help me excel at my workplace? (


Check iO (
This is really neat! Check iO is a game where the basic concept is that to progress in the game you have to complete programming challenges in Python.

gedit-flake8 (
Gedit-flake8 is a Python plugin that allows you to use the Flake8 library inside Gedit3. This is still a work in progress so check out the Github repo if you want to contribute.

typhoonae (
From the docs “The TyphoonAE project aims at providing a full-featured and productive serving environment to run Google App Engine (Python) applications.” While in beta this looks like it is worth trying out, click through to check out demos and more info about the architecture.

gloo (
Python is pretty popular for data analysis. Gloo aims to provide a data project manager for IPython to that ties together all the common actions required to do any complex data analysis.

python-fedex (
A Python wrapper around Fedex’s SOAP API.

django-jy (
Get up and running with Django on the JVM via Jython with this library.

confab (
Configuration management with Fabric and Jinja.

taxon (
Tag data then store it to a Redis backend. Taxon allows you to then query data with these tags and supports AND, NOT and OR operations.


Ian Bicking's Comparison Between JavaScript and Python (
Discusses comparison between Python and Javascript objects draws some conclusions between the two. He touches on different developer tastes even though there are a lot of similarities between the languages.  

Realtime Replay Logs Redis (
This is a pretty cool article for those of you interested in building real time tools on top of python using Redis. They go on to describe how to build a replay log, but the core concepts can be transfered to build most real time tools.

Easily add Stripe payments to your Django site (
Stripe is a pretty incredible payments platform. No more getting your money stuck in paypal as now you can easily add Stripe payments to your django site using this library created by the crowd over at Eldarion.

Using Python and K-means to detect dominant colors in images (
In this article Charles applies k-means cluster analysis to finding dominant colors in images.

Halftoning, or “Pixel Machining” with a CNC Router (and Python!) (
This is very cool. The author got the idea to machine images made of pixels, rather than vector graphics, by translating a pixel into a point to be milled by the CNC Router. Take a look at the video and the source to see what's going on here.

Python on Android? First impressions of Kivy (

Efficient Overlapping Windows with Numpy (

Getting started with Boto and Glacier (
Amazon has released Glacier their data archival service. This article helps you get started using the boto library to backup your files on Glacier.


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November 2nd, 2012


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