[CentralOH] Fwd: Python Weekly (Issue 5 - October 20, 2011)

Jon Miller jonebird at gmail.com
Thu Oct 20 17:24:40 CEST 2011

Thanks for forwarding your Python Weekly digest, Eric.
   My last two editions have been great. I'm following your lead and sharing
this week's edition with folk who haven't yet decided to subscribe yet or

Jon Miller

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Date: Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 11:15 AM
Subject: Python Weekly (Issue 5 - October 20, 2011)
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      Welcome to issue 5 of Python Weekly.

Articles, Tutorials and Talks

Django 1.3 / JQuery tutorial - Making a flashcard
This is a 4 parts tutorial that walks you through how to create a flashcard
game using Django tutorial + javascript/jquery.

   - Part 1<http://pythonweekly.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=e2e180baf855ac797ef407fc7&id=6a791986c7&e=ba2536fe73>-
This introductory part does the setup of wordconfuse game and presents
   short introduction to Django.
   - Part 2<http://pythonweekly.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e2e180baf855ac797ef407fc7&id=771eb98531&e=ba2536fe73>-
In this part we will look at the Django model and view definitions as
   as the architecture of the game.
   - Part 3<http://pythonweekly.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=e2e180baf855ac797ef407fc7&id=0e0b81c14f&e=ba2536fe73>-
Here we start looking at the presentation layer including how Django
   templates are used to generate dynamic HTML and CSS.
   - Part 4<http://pythonweekly.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e2e180baf855ac797ef407fc7&id=2c47c75690&e=ba2536fe73>-
The last part of this tutorial covers JQuery/javascript used to
   dynamically generate questions and answers, and to control the game flow
   using AJAX calls

 Extending Python with C - Using OpenCV on the
 This article is kind of a two-in-one, it demonstrates how to create an
extension to Python written in C and how to take the power of OpenCV to the

 Using dev_appserver with Python 2.7 on App
 The latest App Engine release 1.5.5 finally supports Python 2.7. However,
the dev_appserver still doesn't work with Python 2.7 WSGI handlers. This
post shows you a trick that you can use it with webapp or any other
WSGI-compliant web framework to test your Python 2.7 project before you
deploy it on prodection server.

 A guide to Python
 The best open source Python applications have great packaging. Learn more
about what packaging is and its basic implementation. Then, go a step
farther and discover versioning and distribution as they relate to

 Speeding up a Django web site without touching the

 HTTP with Python - PycURL by

 Interesting Projects, Tools and Libraries

 Python Math - Python for iPhone/iPad/iPod
 Python Math is a full implementation of the Python Programming Language
(version 2.7) with a restricted set of modules focused on mathematics
processing. No network connection is needed. The Python Math interpreter
runs in your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.

 Dajax is a powerfull tool to easily and super-fastly develop asynchronous
presentation logic in web applications using python and almost no lines of
JS source code. It supports up to four of the most popular JS frameworks:
Prototype, jQuery, Dojo and mootols.

 Satchless is a high level framework that provides building blocks for an
online shop. It's based on Django web application framework and written in
Python language. The aim of this project is to make each module independent
and extensible.

 IrcTK is a little IRC framework for developing IRC-based applications.

 Arkestra is an intelligent semantic Django-based CMS for organisations and

 heatmap.py: create heatmaps in

 Pipeline is an asset packaging library for Django, providing both CSS and
JavaScript concatenation and compression, built-in JavaScript template
support, and optional data-URI image embedding.


 More Python Programming for the Absolute
 What better way is there to learn a programming language than with a
game-oriented approach? This book offers readers more practice, more
exercises, and slightly more advanced instruction in Python programming, all
while using the game-focused examples and projects that have proven to be
both effective and fun.

 Maya Python for Games and Film: A Complete Reference for Maya Python and
the Maya Python
 Maya Python for Games and Film is the first book to focus exclusively on
how to implement Python with Maya. Written by trusted authorities in the
field, this in-depth guide will help you master Maya Python, whether you're
a seasoned technical artist looking to make the transition from MEL to
Python or an aspiring artist not wanting to scramble for information.

Upcoming Events and Webinars

 Coding an IRC Bot in Python
 For this week's first Community Byte, we will be going over how to make a
simple IRC bot in the Python programming language. We will be using IRC to
round people up before the coding. This event will be using a Gobby server
for everyone to connect to, which allows us all to code in real-time, with
everyone able to view and learn the code as we go along.

 Caching Strategies<http://pythonweekly.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e2e180baf855ac797ef407fc7&id=c5848c97e9&e=ba2536fe73>
 This month Ara Anjargolian, the co-founder and CTO of YCharts, a financial
research and visualisation site, will be giving a talk on caching strategies
for Django.

 November Python Project
 Come work on Python projects, get programming help, help others, and hang
out. Bring your own project or work on one of the suggested projects below.
Staff from the Boston Python Workshop will be here to help beginning Python
programmers with language basics and practice.

Python Jobs of the Week

 DevOps Engineer at
 Counsyl is a medical genomics startup founded by social entrepreneurs and
philanthropists with the belief that every child deserves a chance in life.
Our team is stocked with engineers from Stanford/Harvard/Google, we're very
well funded, and we're growing at a blistering pace. We are hiring a DevOps

 Python Web Engineer at
 You will be working on developing the next generation of web-enabled
BitTorrent services in close concert with the client development team. The
challenges of the project are many, including creating a new BitTorrent user
experience, building a highly available and scalable Web service, and
ensuring the privacy of a potentially very large number of transactions.

 Senior Python Developer at
 WooMe is looking for a Senior Python Developer to join a great team based
in central London, UK or the West Coast, USA.

 Senior Python Developer at Axcient
 Reporting to the VP of Engineering, the Senior Python Developer will play a
pivotal role in the development of Anxcient 's  new Cloud Failover service.

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