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Items tagged python in Mar, 2007

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DjangoKit. Early preview release of a tool that lets you package a Django application up as a fully contained OS X application. When Leopard ships with PyObjC this kind of thing will be even easier. # 29th March 2007, 12:50 am

PyPy 1.0. The fascinating Python implemented in Python project reaches 1.0, and now includes a JIT compiler. It’s still not recommended for general use though. # 27th March 2007, 11:48 pm

cmemcache. Python extension for libmemcache which provides more than twice the performance of the pure-Python memcached client. Supported by Django development version. # 27th March 2007, 1:51 pm

The Athena Framework. CERN’s ATLAS particle accelerator experiment is scriptable with Python. # 26th March 2007, 2:43 pm

Free Software Foundation to switch to Django. “FSF is switching from Zope to Django (both Python powered!) for web application development... Lots of new stuff coming soon, including contributions back to the Django community.” # 25th March 2007, 7:56 pm

Python web development and frameworks in 2007. A fair and detailed look at the current main options for web development with Python. # 25th March 2007, 5:30 pm

TweetyPy. A Python-based CLI client for Twitter, by Stuart Colville # 24th March 2007, 4:47 pm

Algorithm Education in Python (via) A paper describing the usage of Python in Algorithm courses at UC Irvine. I found Python invaluable when I was at university and would have loved to see it become part of the official curriculum. # 19th March 2007, 1:46 pm

pg8000 v1.02. The pure Python PostgreSQL library now supports DB-API 2.0 (and SSL too). That didn’t take long! # 13th March 2007, 9:18 pm

pg8000 (via) A pure-Python interface to PostgreSQL, using the PostgreSQL network protocol directly. Doesn’t (yet) support DB-API 2.0, but that’s promised in a future release. # 9th March 2007, 7:35 pm

Hacking with Python. Nat introduces snaflr, a Python script for republishing selected links from a number of users to one communal account. # 6th March 2007, 11:11 pm

Five things I hate about Python. By Jacob Kaplan-Moss. I didn’t know you could force eggs to install unzipped with an option in ~/.pydistutils.cfg—that’s always been my least favourite thing about them. # 4th March 2007, 10:32 pm

pear 0.8. “A libevent/pyevent-based locking session daemon for the web”. Relational databases aren’t particularly well suited to the access characteristics of session data. # 4th March 2007, 9:19 pm

Scaling Python for High-Load Web Sites. Slides from a talk at PyCon. Be sure to switch to the notes view (Ø in the bottom right)—a really nice overview of scaling up from a CGIs to load balanced, memcached Python application servers. # 4th March 2007, 9:14 pm