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Django Security Releases (djangoproject.org)
Django security releases have been issues. More details after the jump.
IPython Receives 1.5M Grant from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (mail.scipy.org)
Fernando Perez has just announced a 1.5 million dollar grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for continued development of IPython. This will mean big things for the Python community and more specifically for the science community who makes heavy use of Python.
Asynchronous IO Support Rebooted (python.org)
Looks like we will likely have a few more reasons to push the transition to Python3 now that this PEP has been proposed by Guido. More of discussion can be found here.
Fosdem 2013 Talk Proposals (python-fosdem.org)
From the group that brought you Julython, a coding incentive to write open source code for the entire month while the site keeps score this time it’s the month of January.
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Python vs. Java (reddit.com)
This is an excellent idea. Freezegun provides pretty great tools to allow you to mock datetime objects for testing. Click through to see the examples.
Have you ever give a presentation with lots of code examples? You have more than likely tasted the bitter sweet taste of live demos, to only later figure out why it wasn’t working. Kryten allows you to compose your live code demos before hand and play back through them at will and ease just like a slide.
Music server with support for MPD clients and Spotify streaming. Clients available for virtually every platform. We really like the concept, and hope it catches on.
Git Gutter (github.com)
This is basically a must have if you use Sublime Text 2. This little plugin adds a little state variable to your gutter just under the line numbers to show newly added code or places where you have removed code. Awesome plugin.
Better Python API's (github.com)
Cool article about using Python’s dunder methods (methods that begin with double underscore) for implementing better APIs for your custom data types. With great power comes great responsibility.
Mapping Twitter's Python Data science communities (giladlotan.com)
Awesome article which uses python networkx library and open source library gephi to graph the distinct groups within the larger python community. Results are extremely interesting.
Python 3 Wall of Superpowers (appspot.com)
Last time we shared this article the wall was a lot more red than green. Glad see there is progress happening in the Python community.
An exercise in simplicity (od-eon.com)
Developers hate slow and buggy tools. This developer decided to take things into his own hands and build a tool using Python and Qt.
Why every programmer should learn Python or Ruby (reliscore.com)