Issue #74


July 12, 2013

 PyPy 2.1 Beta, PyTexas call for proposals and much more.

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Friday,  July 12th, 2013

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News and Developments.


PyPy 2.1 Beta Released (

The beta of upcoming PyPy release 2.1 is out. The main new feature is ARM support.

Call for Proposals PyTexas 2013 (

PyTexas is August 16-18th, call for proposals are still open so if you want to submit a talk you should do it now.

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docker-py (

An API client for the amazing docker project in Python.


undead (

Dead easy POSIX daemons for Python.


q (

Quick and dirty logging for your Python programs. Has some helpers for tracing functions arguments and return values as well as shortcuts for launching an interactive console.


treeio (

treeio is a business management platform which includes tools like a CRM, project management and help desk software. check out the live version here.


purl (

A simple, immutable URL class with a clean API for interrogation and manipulation.


alfredworkflows (

If you are an avid alfred user you might be interested in checking this out. alfredworkflows contains additional workflows such as ssh, reading man pages and viewing movie trailers.

pydiff (


powerline-shell (


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Facts and Myths about Python names and values (

How do Python names and values work? Let Ned clarify your understanding with examples. Fantastic post.

Python's Hidden New (

Good article here about Python’s `__new__` function and object creation.

Python: Common Newbie Mistakes, Part 1 (

If you are new to Python or trying to improve your Python-Fu check out these common mistakes made by people new to Python. Also check out Part 2!

Navigating the Postmodern Python World (

Compelling article, about the leaps Python is taking as well as how its combatting encroachment from other newer languages.

Reducers Explained Through Python  (

Excellent introduction to reducers, as well as how to implement them in Python.


Thoughts After SciPy 2013, NumPy Improvement (



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