Issue #73

Julython 2013

July 5, 2013

Julython 2013
PyCon 2014 call for proposals, SciPy videos and much more.

Issue #73: Julython 2013
Friday,  July 5th, 2013

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News and Developments.


Julython 2013 has started (

Time to compete for bragging rights for you and your city by contributing to open source projects. Check out the Julython website for all the details.


Pillow 2.1.0 released (

Pillow, the fork of PIL that makes it easy to install and setup has just released version 2.1.0. Check it out.


Introducing the Python Bee (

This certainly could be fun, and equally frustrating.

PyCon 2014 Launches, Calls For Proposals (

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Pythons Hardest Problem, Revisited  (





django-pglocks (

Looking to use PostgreSQL’s advisory locks in Django? Check out django-pglocks which allows you to use them easily in your django project.


python-manhole (

Manhole is a python daemon thread that will accept unix domain socket connections and present the stacktraces for all threads and an interactive prompt.


gramme (

Gramme is an easy and elegant way to pass volatile data around over UDP with msgpack serialization.


ocstyle (

Easy to share and enforce style rules for Objective C. Usage details after the jump.


vol (

Volume control in the shell for your mac, cool features like controlling volume input on devices like mics.


deadchat (

deadchat is a cryptographically secure single-room group chat server and client designed to enable secure chat over an insecure network.



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Python: hash, id and Dictionary Order (

If you didn’t already realize that dictionaries are unordered you might be interested in reading this. Both experimentation and explanation here.


Pandas and Python: Top 10 (

In this post the author highlights his top 10 favorite and hard to find features of Pandas with examples. Awesome resource.


The Updated Guide to Unicode on Python (

Dealing with unicode can be a massive pain for developers. Check out Armin Ronacher’s updated guide to Unicode in Python to learn something new or refresh your knowledge.


SciPy 2013 Videos (

If you couldn’t be at SciPy 2013 be sure to check out the videos of the talks. Lots of great stuff in there.


Pythons Hardest Problem, Revisited (

This article a sister article to the one introducing the GIL. This article focuses on mitigating the effects of the GIL.


Add History and Tab Completion to the Default Python Shell (


You Should Be Using Nginx + UWSGI (

Those of who are interested in getting the highest performance out of your web apps, you should look at these serving strategies. Tons of discussion too.

Basics of WSGI (




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