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Issue #125: Blockchain

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News


SQLAlchemy 0.8.7 and 0.9.7 released!
Two new versions of SQLAlchemy have been released. Click through for the individual release notes.
sqlalchemy.org
Shared by @mgrouchy
 

EuroPython 2014 Videos 
Couldn't make it to EuroPython, worry no more. 
youtube.com
Shared by @myusuf3
 

Discussion


What is your favorite (intermediate level) Python book?
reddit.com
Shared by @mgrouchy
 

Which open PEP would you most like to see in Python 3.5+?
reddit.com
Shared by @mgrouchy
 

Jobs


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Projects


chain-python 
The unofficial python SDK for chain's bitcoin API. Check this out if you are interested in working with chain's API for dealing with the Blockchain in your Python project. 
github.com
Shared by @mgrouchy
 

python-fields
Writing container classes often requires the writing of significant amounts of boilerplate. Avoid all of that with the fields module which offers a way to avoid it.
github.com
Shared by @ionelmc
 

awesome-machine-learning
A curated list of awesome Machine Learning frameworks, libraries and software.
github.com
Shared by @myusuf3
 

dh-virtualenv
Interesting idea. Dh-virtualenv aims to combine Debian packaging with self-contained virtualenv based Python deployments.
github.com
Shared by @mgrouchy
 

opendig
A command-line tool that extends the functionality of dig to be compatible with the Open Name System. Specifically, it adds support for the resolution of blockchain user handles.
github.com
Shared by @mgrouchy
 

git-fat
Simple way to handle fat files without committing them to git, supports synchronization using rsync
github.com
Shared by @myusuf3
 

behave
Behaviour driven development (or BDD) is an agile software development technique that encourages collaboration between developers, QA and non-technical or business participants in a software project.
github.com
Shared by @myusuf3
 

linkchecker
Worried about broken link all over your site? Well worry no more.
github.com
Shared by @myusuf3
 

cram
A functional test framework based on Mercurials unified test format.
bitbucket.org
Shared by @mgrouchy
 

kmatch
This is useful. A language for matching/validating/filtering Python dictionaries.
github.com
Shared by @mgrouchy
 

Articles


Method decorators in Python
Decorators is probably the most popular topic for Python programming blogs. We can probably take this as a sign that not everyone understands them yet so check out this post on method decorators.
agiliq.com
Shared by @mgrouchy
 

How to argue for Python’s use
Python core developer Brett Cannon gives you some ammunition next time someone asks you "Why use Python?". Nice contrast of the reasons why Go is a good language and why you might still want to use Python.
svbtle.com
Shared by @mgrouchy

Build an IVR system with Twilio and Django
Learn how to build an Interactive Voice Response system with Django and Twilio. Maybe next time your bank calls, you can send them through this system before you talk to them!
twilio.com
Shared by @mgrouchy
 

An exploratory statistical analysis of the 2014 World Cup Final
Nice iPython notebook doing a statistical analysis of this years world cup final. The notebook very nicely shows how you can use play-by-play data to analyze a soccer match..
ipython.org
Shared by @mgrouchy
 

Become A Better Programmer - How To Read Source Code
Reading source code is one of the most useful skills to learn for any programmer. In this post the author gives some nice tips to step up your code reading game.
pythonpracticeprojects.com
Shared by @mgrouchy
 

Faking the Funk: Mocking External Services in Python Unit Tests
Speeding up tests and mocking external services. Be sure to check out the video at the end of the post! Great talk!
appneta.com
Shared by @myusuf3
 
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