Issue #71


June 21, 2013

Shipyard, PyCon CA Talk Submission deadline extended and much more.

Issue #71: Docker
Friday,  June 21st, 2013

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News and Developments.


Practical Flask Book Project (

Cool project for creating a book for Flask. This kickstarter has already reached its goal, but if you want a copy of the book, best to snag it while its still early.


Tornado 3.1 Released! (

Tornado 3.1 is out and there is a lot of changes here. Click through for the extensive changelog.


PyCon Canada Talk Deadline extended (

The deadline for submitting a talk to PyCon Canada has been extended until Sat Jun 22 11:59PM ET. If you were worried you wouldn’t have time or just haven’t submitted your talk yet, there is still time left! So go forth and submit your talks for this very awesome conference.


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Numba: 1400x Speedup of Python code in a single line (





vimfox (

This is an incredibly useful tool for you vim users who are developing for the web. Vimfox brings live css and javascript and html editing to vim. Make a change in vim and magically see the result in your browser window!


kaptan (

Kaptan is a configuration manager for your Python apps.


django-admin2 (

django-admin2 is a complete rewrite of the django-admin with a focus on extensibility and adaptability. django-admin2 is currently a work in progress. They are on the lookout for designers!


thumbor (

thumbor is a smart imaging service. It enables on-demand crop, resizing and flipping of images.


jukebox (

Cool office music tool, think of it as a DJ that takes requests, and once all that is done still keeps the party going. Awesome for people who work in an office!


shipyard (

Extremely well named web application that shows you which docker instances are running on a given machine. It also allows you delete and create new instances and much more.


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Critique of Python by Vladimir Keleshev (

Bold critique of Python.


OpenCV Face Detection For Cropping Faces (

Cool little, hands on guide to face detection and cropping for only faces in the image.


Sharing Code Across Applications With Python (

Nice little summary on how to share python code internally and publicly using pip, git and pypi.


Automating Card Games Using OpenCV and Python (

Pretty cool use of openCV to play card games. I would love to see something like this built with Google Glass.


Deploying Django Using Docker (

Those of you who have been following the growth of Docker, here is a step by step guide to get Django up and running.


What are some cool Python tricks? (

Plenty of good tricks in here. Definitely worth the read if you want to add something new to your Python toolbox today.


Python Descriptors Demystified (

All you ever wanted to know about descriptors in Python.


Sublime Text Ctrl+P Like Fuzzy Matching In Few Lines of Python (


Processing the UK's real-time traffic data with Python (



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June 28th, 2013


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