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vdist a tool that lets you create OS packages from your Python applications in a clean and self contained manner. It uses virtualenv, Docker and fpm under the hood, and it uses Jinja2 to render its templates (shell scripts) for each individual target OS.

In this tutorial, Lets see how to get no. of likes and other page data of a facebook page using Graph API. No official python sdk for Graph API is available. We can use Graph API REST method to interact with API.

I can never remember the syntax for writing decorators. I always have to look it up. Worse, I always have to remember where to look to find references. Hence the reason for this article. I'll never lose this reference: It's on my laptop and the internet.
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Elastic{ON}15, the first ES conference is coming, and since nowadays we see a lot of interest in this technology, we are taking the opportunity to give an introduction and a simple example for Python developers out there that want to begin using it or give it a try.

Two weeks ago I wrote a post called Python: tips, tricks and idioms where I went though a whole lot of features of python. Now however I want to narrow down on just a few, and look at them in more depth. The first is decorators, which I did not cover at all, and the second is context managers which I only gave one example of. Again all the code samples are on
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I have been programming for a while and have only recently begun to implement testing into my development process. Needless to say, this guide is intended for someone who is starting at ground zero. If you're the type of person who can soak up documentation, I'd skip straight to that. But for everyone else, this is the overview I wish I would've read before I started.

2015's DjangoCon Europe will take place in Cardiff, Wales, from the 31st May to the 5th June, for six days of talks, tutorials and code. Here's what's new.

In just 7 months we’ve coached more than 670 women from Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and North America. We’ve received more than 3000 applications from women who want to learn, which is still quite hard to believe in! Our free open source tutorial was read by 30 000 readers and viewed almost 350.000 times — this is totally INCREDIBLE.

PyVmMonitor is a profiler with a simple goal: being the best way to profile a Python program.

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On behalf of the Jython development team, I'm pleased to announce that the fourth beta of Jython 2.7 is available.I'd like to thank Amobee for sponsoring my work on Jython.
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django-baker - 68 Stars, 2 Fork
Django Baker wants to help you get your projects up and running quickly. Given one or more app names, s/he will automatically generate views, forms, urls, admin, and templates for all of the models in the file. All files are pep-8 compliant (with exception to the maximum line length rule, which I don't agree with).

nosebook - 39 Stars, 2 Fork
A nose plugin for finding and running IPython 3 notebooks as nose tests. This makes it ideal for decreasing the burden of keeping documentation up to date with tests by making a single set of notebooks into both rich, multi-format documentation and a simple part of your test suite.

LaZagne - 38 Stars, 6 Fork
The LaZagne project is an open source application used to retrieve lots of passwords stored on a local computer. Each software stores its passwords using different technics (plaintext, using api, custom algorithms, etc.). This tool has been developped to find these passwords for most common softwares. At this moment, it supports 22 softwares on windows and 12 on a linux platform.

carrot - 10 Stars, 0 Fork
An Alternative to Celery for Django.

pyramid_services - 9 Stars, 1 Fork
A service layer for pyramid.

SocialAuthDjangoTutorial - 8 Stars, 0 Fork
A simple example for beginners to implement social authentication in their Django Projects. In this tutorial, we will teach you how to sign up/in with facebook, twitter and Google with your web applications.

captchasec - 8 Stars, 0 Fork
Captchasec is a captcha difficulty tester. It uses as an OCR server.

fuel - 7 Stars, 4 Fork
A data pipeline framework for machine learning.

sqlite_sql_parser - 3 Stars, 0 Fork
This script parses the SQL files exported form sqlite3 .dump, and make it compatible for MySQL import.

StockWatcherAPI - 2 Stars, 0 Fork
Consolidate financials, headlines, and related companies info for a user-specified set of stock symbols. Given 1 or more stock symbols, this API returns a Python dictionary where the key is a stock symbol and the value is another Python dictionary with all of the information about the stock. This sub-dictionary contains the financial data, headlines, and list of related companies for the corresponding stock symbol.