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Items tagged python in Aug, 2007

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Python 3.0a1 released. Wow, that was a pretty fast turnaround. Betas are planned for 2008, with a final release scheduled for August. # 31st August 2007, 8:36 pm

Satchmo 0.5 Release. Django powered e-commerce application, “the webshop for perfectionists with deadlines”. # 22nd August 2007, 10:36 pm

The Shrinking Python Web Framework World. Python used to suffer from a paradox of choice with regards to Web frameworks; today things are considerably easier for new developers. # 22nd August 2007, 10:06 pm

BabelDjango. Tools for integrating Christopher Lenz’s Babel i18n framework with Django. # 20th August 2007, 2:59 pm

Django on the iPhone. Jacob got it working. The next image in his photostream shows the Django admin application querying his phone’s local database of calls. # 19th August 2007, 7:58 am

The Python docs have been redesigned for 2.6. They’re beautiful. The docs for a module are on a single page now (rather than splitting over multiple pages), they’ve added unobtrusive permalinks to individual sections and the whole thing is built on ReST rather than LaTeX. # 18th August 2007, 12:39 pm

Changeset 5925. You can now register custom commands for your application with Django’s script. More sensible than littering your application’s root directory with shell scripts. # 18th August 2007, 11:06 am

DictMixin. I wasn’t aware of this Python class (part of the UserDict module): lets you implement __get__, __set__, __del__ and keys() and provides the other dictionary methods for you. # 17th August 2007, 10:34 am

AuditTrail. Add change tracking and history to a Django model with a single line of code. Doesn’t handle relationships though, which is definitely the toughest part of this problem. # 15th August 2007, 1 pm

Finding Lookup Items that Are Not Used. How to do left outer joins (and other custom SQL) using the Django ORM. # 13th August 2007, 5:08 pm

Ubuntu -- python-django. Sweet, Django 0.96 is packaged for Ubuntu Gutsy. # 11th August 2007, 8:47 am

Atom Models. Building Python classes that act as utility wrappers around data stored in an lxml DOM object. # 7th August 2007, 4:02 pm

A nice example of when to use reduce in python. As a shortcut for assembling a large OR query using the Django ORM. # 2nd August 2007, 11:51 pm

Cabochon event server. Written in Python (on top of SQLObject and Paste), uses JSON for messages, allows event consumers to subscribe with a callback URL. # 2nd August 2007, 8:36 am A Python client library for accessing ActiveMQ using the STOMP protocol. Pleasantly simple API for both sending and accepting messages. # 1st August 2007, 1:50 pm

Django, iCal and vObject. Easy iCal generation for Django using vObject. # 1st August 2007, 11:09 am