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News


Security releases issued for Django
Another week, another new security release for Django. Upgrade your Django version where appropriate to Django 1.4.20, 1.6.11, 1.7.7 or 1.8c1.
djangoproject.com
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Requests Vulnerability Disclosed
Time to upgrade to Requests 2.6.0, there was a vulnerability in the handling of cookies on redirect. Click through for more details, but more importantly upgrade your projects using Requests.
python-requests.org
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Discussion


what is the "unique" python feature that makes you love it?
reddit.com
Shared by @myusuf3
 

Jobs

Projects


cerberus
A validation too for Python dictionaries.
github.com
Shared by @mgrouchy
 

PyTricks
A pretty nice collection of less popular features and tricks for Python.
github.com
Shared by @mgrouchy
 

AstroBuild
Deploy your code based on the planets alignments.
github.com
Shared by @mgrouchy
 

governor
Very useful if you are looking to get your Postgres on. This is a Template for PostgreSQL HA with etcd.
github.com
Shared by @mgrouchy
 

django-db-mailer
Interesting project. Allows you to create your email template from an admin and store the template in the database. Also supports sending messages in the background and a bunch of other nice features. Check it out.
github.com
Shared by @mgrouchy
 

holoviews
From the README, holoviews is a "Composable, declarative data structures for building complex visualizations easily."
github.com
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equals
Fuzzy equality objects for testing, a stricter version of Mock.Any.
github.com
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django-GNU-Terry-Pratchett
Sir Terry Pratchett has passed away. As per this reddit thread, add the 'X-Clacks-Overhead' header to your Django application honour Terry Pratchett.
github.com
Shared by @aaronbassett
 

aiomysql
Library for using a MySQL database from asyncio.
github.com
Shared by @isinf
 

Articles


Finding temp file creators
In this post the author noticed that the test suite for his project was leaving behind temporary files and decides to monkeypatch a helper in mkdtmp to find out what callers were creating the temp files. Cool post.
nedbatchelder.com
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PyMongo And Key Order In Subdocuments
A detailed look into the question "Why does my query work in the shell but not PyMongo?".
emptysqua.re
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Ordering issues when monkey patching in Python.
An approach to solve ordering issues when monkey patches are applied by the use of post import hooks.
dscpl.com.au
Shared by @mgrouchy
 

Real-time notifications on Django using gevent-socketio and RabbitMQ
Very complete tutorial to get realtime event notifications working on a GeoDjango based site. Uses socket.io, gevent and rabbitmq to make the magic happen.
machinalis.com
Shared by @mgrouchy
 

My approach to Class Based Views
Luke Plant gives you his DIY approach to dealing with class based views in Django.
lukeplant.me.uk
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Mapping Your Music Collection
a look at an interesting way to visualize your music collection with numpy and other tools.
christianpeccei.com
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Threading and Multiprocessing Tutorial for Python
Very detailed guide for beginners who want to learn about concurrency and parallelism in Python
toptal.com
Shared by @mgrouchy
 

Mining Twitter Data with Python
This is the first part of a three part series for mining twitter with Python. Each part of the series takes you through steps in the process from collecting data, pre-processing the data you collected to doing some basic analysis of term frequencies in your data.
marcobonzanini.com
Shared by @myusuf3
 
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