Issue #89


Oct. 25, 2013

 Pip in Python 3.4, Django Releases, A letter to a young programmer and much more.

Issue #89: Mavericks
Friday,  October 25th, 2013


Hi Pythonistas!


Its been a very full week, lots of  new things happening in the Python community.

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News and Developments.

PEP 453 Has Been Accepted! (

This means that pip will be included in Python 3.4.


Django 1.4.9 and 1.5.5 Bugfix Releases Issued (

These are not security releases, but they do provide improvements that deal with the last security release.


New Subreddit for Statistics With Python (

This is super exciting, we are hoping to see tons of content and discussion here.


Python 3 to be the New Default in Fedora (

Fedora has made the jump to Python3, although it will still provide Python 2.


Flatten Django Migrations Coming (

Hate having to manage all those little migrations you made along the way while you wrote code? Well, there will soon be a way to merge them all into one migration.


Django Dash and WSGI War Results ( |

Been wondering about the results of Django Dash and Wsgi War? Check ‘em out now!


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HTPC-Manager (

For those HTPC lovers out there, this project is a fully responsive interface to manage all the software on your home media machine..


trequests (

A Tornado asynchronous HTTP(S) adaptor for the Requests HTTP library.


crochet (

This allows you to make it easier for blocking threaded applications like Django or Flask to use Twisted.


geopandas (

This adds support for dealing with geographic data in pandas objects. Implements new objects `GeoSeries` and `GeoDataFrame`.


clay (

This is a wrapper around Flask that allows you to easily build RESTful backend services. Full documentation here.



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A Letter to a Young Programmer by Guido Van Rossum (

Argument Binding in Python (

Nice laid out description of shortcomings when dealing with partials and lambdas for argument binding.

Guido Van Rossum on why Python uses 0-based indexing (

If you ever wondered why Python uses 0-based indexing, hear it from the man who started it all.

Tango With Django (

Tango with Django is a beginner’s guide to web development with Django 1.5.4. This guide is very detailed and will guide you from starting your first project straight through to deployment.

So You'd Like To Make a Map Using Python (

This is a great in-depth tutorial for creating beautiful thematic maps in Python. This guides you through the entire process with detailed code examples.

Dawn of the Thread (

As a follow up to his post last week, Night of the Living Thread, the author gives a solution to the problem of Zombie threads with an easily implemented `SafeThread` class.



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