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April is adopt Pytest Month
Working together with helpers and partners, the Pytest project is looking to drive adoption in April. Check out the link for more details and sign up to be a helper or partner if you or your project fit the bill.
pytest.org
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Pyston 0.3: Self-hosting Sufficiency
Pyston 0.3 is out and now all its internal scripts can be run on Pyston. This is a huge milestone for the fledgling Python implementation. Click through to follow along.
pyston.org
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Django 1.8 beta 1 and 1.7.5 Released!
Django 1.8 has been designated as Django’s second “Long-Term Support” (LTS) release. As well a bug fix release for 1.7 branch!
djangoproject.com
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Python Release Python 3.4.3
Python 3.4.3 has many bugfixes and other small improvements over 3.4.2. Linked is the entire changelog if you are looking for a list.
python.org
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Discussion


PEP 448 (Additional Unpacking Generalizations) Accepted for Python 3.5
reddit.com
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Jobs

Projects


geocoder
geocoder is a geocoding library, written in python, simple and consistent.
github.com
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argcomplete
This provides easy, extensible command line tab completion of arguments for your Python script. This definitely needs to support docopt.
github.com
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unicode_mayo
Incredibly useful project here. If you ever had problems dealing with unicode strings in your project check this out. In your development environment, use it as a wrapper around unicode strings to see if they're accidentally coming in to contact with byte strings.
github.com
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compose
Compose is a tool for defining and running complex applications with Docker.
github.com
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py2deb
Python to Debian package converter.
github.com
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audiogrep
This is insanely cool. lets you search through audio for different words. I would recommend you check out this blog post as well for what is possible. awesome project!
github.com
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reinforce
A 'plug and play' reinforcement learning library in Python. Infers a Markov Decision Process from data and solves for the optimal policy.
github.com
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django-hijack
Django-hijack allows superusers to hijack (=login as) and work on behalf of other users without knowing their credentials
github.com
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Articles


A friendly introduction to linear regression
Nice little IPython notebook if you looking for a primer for linear regression in Python.
dataschool.io
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Real Life Mocking
Nice blog post demonstrating the uses of mock with trying to get around slow HTTP requests.
trackmaven.com
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Macro-benchmark with Django, Flask and AsyncIO (aiohttp.web+API-Hour)
Interesting benchmark here comparing web frameworks Django, Flask and the asyncio based aiohttp.web + API-Hour. Click through for to check out the results and methodology.
gmludo.eu
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Design for client-side applications in Python (but applicable to other languages too)
Nice post about some concepts to think about and consider if you are looking to create a client side Python application.
blogspot.ca
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The problem with packaging in Python
A look at some of the problems with packaging in Python, including interface issues amongst other things. Also a look at what a solution or the potential promised land looks like.
ionelmc.ro
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Optimizing Python in the Real World: NumPy, Numba, and the NUFFT
Legit post by Jake! Where he implements NUFFT (Non-uniform Fast Fourier Transform) in pure Python and discusses optimizations that can be made throughout.
github.io
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