Issue #68


May 31, 2013

PyCon Canada 2013, Django 1.6 Alpha, and much more.

Issue #68: Submit
Friday,  May 31st, 2013


Hi Pythonistas!

So we got a quite a few interesting emails last week about various projects people have been working on! This is awesome, keep it up.


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PyCon Canada 2013 (

Heads up! You have just three more weeks to submit your talks, tutorials, and 5 minute lightning talks to PyCon Canada 2013. The deadline is June 21st 2013.


Django 1.6 Alpha 1 Released (

Bunch of new changes and deprecations, find out how your apps will be affected.


Werkzeug and Flask have early Python 3 Support. Testers wanted. (

Do you use Flask and Werkzeug? You should probably help test it, on the  eventual march to Python3.


Good News. PyPI is behind a CDN (

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.


Distribute 0.6.42 and Setuptools 0.7b2 Released. (

Soon there will only be one.


SQLAlchemy Migrated to Git (



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PEP 426, 440: draft PEPs for JSON based metadata published. (





schedule (

An in-process scheduler for periodic jobs that uses the builder pattern for configuration.

dictdiffer (

dictdiffer is a helper module that helps you to diff and patch dictionaries.


django-system-monitor (

This application allows you to monitor, cpu usage, memory usage, network traffic, and top 10 memory using applications.


smiley (

Smiley includes several subcommands for running Python programs and monitoring all of the internal details for recording and reporting.


smokesignal (

smokesignal is a simple python library for sending and receiving signals, general purpose version of Django signals.


dagobah (

Dagobah is a simple dependency-based job scheduler written in Python. It also has a pretty cool workflow graph for interconnected jobs.


zato (

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Speeding up Matplotlib (

Article still goes through the process of speeding up drawing random points with matplotlib.

A look at some of Python's useful itertools. (

This article covers must know itertools, quite awesome article for those wanting to jump in or a quick refresher.

Construct Your Testing Data Using Builder Pattern (

Building a Hacker News Clone with Django Part1 (

This article with accompanying screencast, teaches you how to build a Hacker News clone with Django.


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