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Python Tools for Visual Studio now on Github
Free, open source plugin that turns Visual Studio into a Python IDE
github.io
Shared by @myusuf3
 

Discussion


Why [] is faster than list()
reddit.com
Shared by @mgrouchy
 

Charging for supporting Python 2.6 in your library
reddit.com
Shared by @mgrouchy
 

Jobs

Projects


imapy
An attempt to make an IMAP library that has a nice interface and is easy to use.
github.com
Shared by @mgrouchy
 

clize
A library that attempts to make command line argument parsing a zero effort endeavour.
github.com
Shared by @mgrouchy
 

cutter
Some syntactic sugar for list like objects in Python to help ease list traversal.
github.com
Shared by @mgrouchy
 

keras
Theano-based Deep Learning library (convnets, recurrent neural networks, and more).
github.com
Shared by @mgrouchy
 

pygrabbit
PyGrabbit is a simple link scrapper It will try to return the best image(s) that represent the content on a given web page or not.
github.com
Shared by @myusuf3
 

img2xls
Convert images to colored cells in an Excel spreadsheet. Because? Why not!
github.com
Shared by @myusuf3
 

wcleaner
Pretty useful little utility. A command line disk space cleaner.
github.com
Shared by @ruiqilee
 

transactions
A library to help you simply create and push transactions to the bitcoin network.
github.com
Shared by @rodmar_
 

pyenforcement
A python module for accessing the OpenDNS Security Platform API.
github.com
Shared by @myusuf3
 

Articles


A simple example of Python OOP development (with TDD) - Part 1
Nice introductory total to develop a Python package using some object oriented programming concepts and Test Driven Development.
lgiordani.com
Shared by @@tw_lgiordani
 

How to Handle Alerts & Select with Selenium in Python
Some protips next time you are doing some selenium testing of your web application.
scrolltest.com
Shared by @mgrouchy
 

Making a simple VM interpreter in Python
This is a pretty cool article. This tutorial shows you how to make a simple virtual machine with Python (specifically a stack machine). Good read!
csl.name
Shared by @mgrouchy
 

Fun with Django's New Postgres Features
Pretty nice walkthrough of Django 1.8's new PostgreSQL features.
realpython.com
Shared by @mgrouchy
 

Finding Topics in Harry Potter using K-Means Clustering.
Like Harry Potter and Machine Learning? This article is for you!
dogdogfish.com
Shared by @mgrouchy
 

Creating a face detection API with Python and OpenCV (in just 5 minutes)
Always awesome stuff coming from PyImageSearch, in one of his latest, he shows you how to create a simple face detection api with Python and opencv.
pyimagesearch.com
Shared by @mgrouchy
 

Visualizing Summer Travels
Awesome series of articles on capturing travel data with maps and python! Great reads!
geoffboeing.com
Shared by @myusuf3
 

TaskBuster Django Tutorial
Marina takes us through how to get a Django 1.8 and Python 3 up and running!
marinamele.com
Shared by @myusuf3
 

Python 3 in Science: the great migration has begun!
a great summation of survey data collect 2012 and this past January on Python 3 adoption.
github.io
Shared by @myusuf3
 

Django Anti-Patterns
A nice collection of things that you shouldn't be doing in your Django apps/projects!
quantifiedcode.com
Shared by @mgrouchy
 
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