Issue #38

What's up Docs?

Nov. 2, 2012

What's up Docs?
SQLAlchemy, Python Docs, and much more. 

Issue #38 : What's up Docs?*


Friday, November 2nd, 2012

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News and Developments.

SQLAlchemy 0.8.0b1 Released (
This release represents the latest series of refinements to the SQLAlchemy Core and ORM libraries and features over 100 individual changes, consisting of major new features, bug fixes, and other enhancements.

Python Bug Day (
How would you like to contribute to Python? Have an improvement to the documentation or a certain module in the stdlib? Here is your chance this Saturday is bug day. If you are in Montreal you can join the physical sprint in kind.

Updates Python Documentation (
A lot of the driving force behind this change and much of the details are summarized in PEP 430. This basically standardizes the default documentation to Python 3 as well as updated site and new dropdown for switching between versions of Python.

Gevent 1.0 RC1 Released (

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Thinking about learning Python, but what would I use it for? (


mysolr (
An easy to use client for Apache Solr. Version 0.8 of this library just came out, so if you want to try it out or contribute, now is the time! Time to get searching!

Django REST Framework (
Django Rest Framework Version 2.0 is out and it looks great. If you are looking to build a REST API for your app, this is definitely one of the projects you should look at. It has a very mature and complete feature set and the API browser is great.

django-bitcoin (
Manage bitcoin payments on your Django site. Awesome! Dive into the simple tutorial to get started.

django-drip (
This is a neat app that was released recently. It allows you to setup and configure drip emails to send to your apps users when the user meets some particular condition in your application.

critic (
Critic is a code review system.

Python tools for Visual Studio (
If you are writing Python on Windows this is pretty awesome. These Python tools for Visual studio have intellisense support, refactoring, profiling and debug tools as well as support for Django and publishing to Azure out of the box.

Flask-Classy (
Nice extension to add class-based views in Flask. Lots of neat features in here like auto generating routes and a very clean API.

Music Player (
Awesome open source music player for the lack of better name. Mostly built in python and support many high functions like volume normalization and tons of other features. Check it.


Basic Sentiment Analysis With Python (
For those of interested in playing around with Natural Language Processing. This article teaches you the basics of sentiment analysis and how to get up and running for processing and classifying your data set.

Multiple inheritance is hard (
As Ned Batchelder states in his post, it’s really easy to get tripped up when using multiple inheritance. Ned goes through some issues with using mixins to share behavior between two test cases and how to solve the problem that this caused.

Make a Game on Raspberry Pi (
This an awesome tutorial to PyGame and how to build your own version of the amazing Atari game called Pong.

Functional Programming with Python (
Awesome talk from UA PyCon 2012 that illustrates differences between imperative and functional styles of Python. Goes on to highlight places python shines functionally, tons of examples. Must read.

The missing documentation for django.utils.datastructures (

How to extract just the text from html page articles (

Put some chaos in your tests (


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