Issue #94

Black Friday

Nov. 29, 2013

Black Friday
 Gevent 1.0, Python 3.4b1, PyPy 2.1 and much more.

Issue #94: Black Friday
Friday,  November 29th, 2013


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News and Developments.


Gevent 1.0 Released! (

Version 1.0 of Gevent released with a new core and new dns resolver and new api. Check out all the release notes here.


Hello, Web App (

Book on introduction to web app development using Python and Django. Tailored for non-programmers, written by a designer. Leave your email to keep up to date.


PyPy 2.2.1 released! (

This is a bugfix release, adds Tkinter support for windows and fixes various other issues.


Python 3.4.0 Beta 1 released (

Lots of improvements in 3.4.0 including new pathlib, enum and statistics modules as well as many other bugfixes and improvements.


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responses (

Make testing a little easier with responses, a utility library for mocking out the requests library.


ramona (

A enterprise grade application supervisor. Ramona insures that each process of an application is running, restarts when needed and monitors/logs process output and sends email notifications to admins when errors are detected.


firefly (

A distributed game server side framework. Allows front end developers save many working hours by only having to focus on gameplay logic.


hebel  (

A library for deep learning with neural networks in Python using GPU-Acceleration. It implements the most important types of neural network models and provides a variety of activation functions and training methods.


rasterio (

This exists to let Python programmers read and write numpy arrays (or other array-like objects providing the PEP 3118 buffer interface) from and to raster data files.


pyteaser (

Summarize news articles. Based on the scala project TextTeaser.


django-admin-autoregister (

Stop writing admin boilerplate in Django with this app.


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Reuse and Simplicity: a difference of approach between Python and C# (

This is a great post about some of the difference in approach between writing C# and Python told through the lens of a training C# developers in Python.


Extract Text from Word Files Simply (

Pulling text out of a .txt file in Python can be done without a though, here the author gives a great example of how to accomplish the same thing with .docx files.


Finding The First Bit Set With Python (

How do you find the index of a set bit in a Python integer? It seems like the obvious answer might not be so simple.


Python Yields are Fun! (

In this post the author gives you a nice explanation with examples of how to solve common problems using Python’s `yield` statement.


Cluster Computing for $0.27/hr using EC2 and IPython Notebook (

This is a cool tutorial that shows you how to setup a cluster instance at Amazon Web Services, set up a public IPython notebook server and access this remote cluster via your web browser.


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