Issue #83

Programmers' Day

Sept. 13, 2013

Programmers' Day
 Django security releases, REST Hooks, Python 3.4.0a2  and much more.

Issue #83: Programmers' Day
Friday,  September 13th, 2013


Hi Pythonistas!

Happy Programmers’ Day everyone! Hope too many mornings weren’t ruined by the Amazon EC2 outage. Even if so, everything is resolved, weekend is coming and we have a packed issue for you this week. Enjoy!

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News and Developments.



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Django Security Releases Issued (


Python 3.4.0 Alpha 2 Released (



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A Quick Primer on Writing Readable Python Code for New Developers (

New developers this is a good first stop. The author gives a nice breakdown of some guidelines you can follow to write readable python code.


Of Solving the Rubik's From Scratch (

Really detailed explanation with lots of code of how to solve a Rubik’s Cube with Python. Cool post.


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Deep look into file I/O in Python in search for the fastest read performance, article compares several approaches to reading files and does discovery as to why one thing is faster than others.


Fast Tests Are Useless, Hot Lava Be Damned (

In this post the author is railing against popular belief that slow tests are bad and goes in the opposite direction and says fast tests aren’t useful as you might think.


Why Python's dir Function is Wrong (

Another in depth article that highlights some of the inconsistencies in dir and how it can worked around and even improved. Nice read.


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