Issue #82


Sept. 6, 2013

BeeWare, Python quality and IPython notebooks and much more.

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Friday,  September 6th, 2013


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News and Developments.


BeeWare - The IDEs of Python (

BeeWare is a collection of projects that can be used to help develop, debug and launch Python software. This was announced at DjangoCon US this week by Russell Keith-Magee.


Python Surpasses Standards, Reaches New Levels of Quality (

How awesome is this?!



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Best Example of Python Projects on Github (



isort (

isort is a Python utility / library to sort imports alphabetically, and automatically separated into sections.


bugjar (

Part of the recently announced BeeWare suite, bugjar is an interactive graphical debugger for for Python.


cricket (

Part of the BeeWare suite as well, cricket is a graphical tool to help you run your test suites.


pydown (

Pretty neat. This  is a HTML5 presentation builder in Python. Check out the demo here. (

A simple library to help you create applications for Google Glass.


pyrobot (

Handle windows automation in pure python with pyrobot.  Pyrobot is loosely modeled after Java’s Robot class and has a pretty full featured api.

Python Jobs.


Data Hacker (New York, NY)

at GameChanger Media.


Tools Engineer (New York or Palo Alto)

at MongoDB, Inc.


Python Developer (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

at Beanfield Metroconnect.


>>> More Python Jobs


First Impressions of the IPython Notebook (

Extensive comparison between workflows with and without IPython notebook. Those of you still on the fence definitely need to check this out.


Brilliant or Insane Code (

Little snippet generated a lot of discussion this week, on how to take a list of items and turn them into a grouped list of tuples.


Four Tricks for List Comprehensions in Python (

Interesting list of tricks that help you wrangle list data in Python.


Gotcha: Python scoping and closures (

In this post the author details some of the gotchas associated with the scoping of closures in Python.

Untangling the Big Pharoah’s “Terrifying” Chart (



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