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Goodbye Malcom (djangoproject.com)
Very sad news. Long time Django contributor and community member Malcolm Tredinnick has passed away.
PSF Reaches Settlement, Ends Trademark Dispute (blogspot.ca)
The PSF’s trademark dispute in the EU over the use of the word Python for software has ended. The PSF has reached a settlement and now as exclusive rights for the use of the word Python for software. Click through for details.
IPython Roadmap 2013-2014 (github.com)
Checkout the IPython development roadmap for the remainder of this year and 2014.
PyCon US 2013 Talk Videos (pyvideo.org)
Miss PyCon US 2013? Well don’t fret, all the talks were recorded and will be put online for all to see. Thanks to the hard work of the video/audio team and the runners at PyCon US.
Schema Migrations for Django (kickstarter.com)
South author, Andrew Godwin has started a kickstarter to get Schema migrations into Django proper. If this is important to you, head over to kickstarter and contribute!
Django Compressor 1.3 Released (readthedocs.org)
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Python.org Redesign Preview (reddit.com)
Scales tracks server state and statistics for your python apps. It also can send data to graphite. Check out the README for more details and usage examples.
Moto is a tool that allows you to easily mock out AWS services for your tests when using the boto library. If you are doing a lot of stuff with boto in your code, this is likely a massive time saver when writing your tests.
Nginx parser is a parser for your nginx configuration files based on pyparsing. Useful if you are programmatically writing/reading your nginx conf or a number of other things.
Benjen strives to be a little different than the usual static generator focused on simplicity as well as using Mako for templating. For more info check out the related blog post.
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Amy's game of life (raspberrypi.org)
Wow. This is fantastic. 13 year old Amy Mather gives a presentation at the Raspberry Jamboree in Manchester recently. As with the article I don’t want to give away too much, but she presents about why she loves programming and talks about conways game of life.
Getting started with Python for Data Scientists (datacommunitydc.org)
Data Community DC gives a great intro to Python for aspiring(or current) data scientists. They give a breakdown of all the tools and resources you might need to get started as well as the tools you might need to proceed with doing some data analysis.
How we use Python at Spotify (spotify.com)
Last week we had Netflix and Hulu, this week we have Spotify posting about using Python at their company.
The Story of Pillow (aclark.net)
As you may well know Pillow now supports Python 3. Alex goes on to describe the path the pet project took from inception all the way from supporting tons of platforms, as well as help he received from the PSF to get it there.
Backing Up MongoDB to Amazon Glacier/S3 With Python (thomassileo.com)
Unless you use a hosted service you likely have to roll your own database backups. The author in this post gives a pretty good solution for backing up your MongoDB database to Amazon Glacier or S3 with some Python tools, check it out.
Stateful Testing with Hypothesis (drmaciver.com)
Adding Empty Set Literals to Python (philipbjorge.com)