Issue #39


Nov. 9, 2012

Pycon US, Radio Free Python, and much more. 

Issue #39 : Generators


Friday, November 9th, 2012

Hi Pythonistas, 

This weekend is Pycon Canada and Pycoders own Mahdi Yusuf is there giving a talk about Python packaging. So if you see this guy you should say hi to him! 

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.

There has been a 6th talk track added for PyCon US 2013 (
Looks like talk submissions for this years PyCon US are at a record high. There have been 459 talks proposed and they are keeping the program committee very busy.  This has resulted in the addition of a 6th talk track added for the conference. If you are attending, it looks like you will have plenty of choice!

Radio Free Python episode 10 (
Radio Free Python is back again with a new episode. This episode featuring an interview with Barry Warsaw.

Matplotlib 1.2 Released! (
Click through and check out all the latest in 1.2, there is a lot there!

From our sponsors:


Help a .NET developer understand: Why Python? Use cases? (


django-require (
Are you using RequireJS in your django project? If so you should take a look at this project. Django-require is a staticfiles post processor optimized to work with RequireJS.

django-monkey-team (
Display bug tracebacks to developers when they are logged in on your django site. Very useful for debugging remote problems without making Debug = True on your django Site.

pretend (
Pretend is a stubbing tool for your Python tests. Click through to the README to see the difference between stubs and mocks if the difference is not clear.

dpark (

GateOne (
This is very cool. GateOne is a HTML5 powered terminal emulator written in Python.  Check out the README for screenshots and some more info.

raad (

liblarch (


Time Zones in Python and Date/Time Representations (

Introduction to Django Selenium Testing (
Selenium is pretty great. It allows you to do automate the browser and is particularly useful for performing functional tests on your web application. This is a great introduction to testing your Django apps with Selenium.

Not exactly Tim the enchanter (
The documentation for Django Form Wizard has been sorely lacking so the guys over at brak3t wrote this post as a result of having to figure out how Django Form Wizards work. So if you are going to implement some form wizards in Django you should read this.

I fixed Python! (
Ned Batchelder fixed a bug in the Python standard library in the tokenize module. He details the bugs behavior as well as some tips for limiting the problem it can cause in your code.

Consuming Twitter’s Streaming API using Python and cURL (
This is a pretty great, detailed post about using cURL and Python to consume Twitter’s streaming API. The author guides you step by step through authentication, error handling and processing the returned tweets. Check here for just the code.

Using Postgres Arrays in Django (
Arrays in Postgres are pretty cool so obviously you want to be able to use them in your Django application that is powered by a PostgreSQL database. In this post the author shows you how to get setup with postgres arrays in your Django project and compares their use with a traditional implementation using the Django ORM.


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