Issue #46

New Year

Dec. 28, 2012

New Year
New releases of Twisted, Gunicorn, and much more.

Issue #46: New Year


Friday,  December 28th, 2012

Hi Pythonistas,

Last issue of the year people, enjoy. Tons more coming in the new year. 
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News and Developments.

Mezzanine 1.3 and Cartridge 0.7 released (

Gunicorn 0.17.0 released! (
Plenty of new features in this Gunicorn release. SSL support, syslog support and more.

Python for Beginners (
This looks like a great resource for Python beginners. There are lots of articles and “Cheat sheets” to get a new Python coder started.

Twisted 12.3.0 Released!
Tons of bug fixes, 161 to be exact in this release, and partial support for Python 3.3 more details after the jump.

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List Comprehensions for Fun and Profit (


TerminaIMdB (
No need to open a browser to take a look at IMDB. With this app you can query IMDB from the command line. Pretty cool!

Jabba-Webkit (
Awesome. Jabba-Webkit is a headless webkit browser for scraping AJAX enabled web pages. Definitely useful if that site you want to get data from is AJAXy and doesn’t have an API.

pholcidae (
pholcidae is a tiny python module that lets you write web crawler fast and simply.

pygchart (
pygchart is a pretty nice tool for generating the JavaScript code responsible for generating a google charts as well as a HTML snippet using that code so you can get started right away.

aws-cli (
A command line interface for AWS, supports plenty of AWS tools such as EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, SNS and many others. Check it out.


Django Performance Tuning (
Bunch of solid tips for  measuring/improving performance with your Django applications and tools.

Regular Expressions Will Stab You in the Back (
Regular expression are hard to get right and often can get slow, this article proposed a few alternate solutions as well as a little reading on how the regular expression does it matching.

Encapsulating exceptions with context managers (
Clearing up the clutter of all those exceptions you are dropping with context managers. Albeit interesting use of context managers.

Philips Hue API Hacking (
We love it when people hacking hardware, a little bit of reverse engineering never hurt anyone. Awesome post the code can be found here.

Why PyPy is the future of Python (


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