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The very nature of Python makes the task of protecting the source code complicated. As an interpreted language, the source code must be available in some form in order to execute it. During this article, I’ll write down the steps I’ve followed while trying to find a fit solution to the problem of protecting a Python based codebase
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Happy Friday everyone, In today’s blog post I’m going to cover some basic principles and features in PyCharm that make Python remote development easy as pie. To demonstrate them I’ll use a very simple flask web application.

We've been users of Salt for configuration management for almost three years. Over the last few weeks I've been extracting our internal Salt states into a reusable and extensible system I like to call infrastructure-in-a-box. It encompasses all the lessons we've learned over the years with our different clients and allows anyone to setup a complete Python website (load balancer, web accelerator, cache, database, task queue, etc.) in about 15 minutes.

The first major difference with mod_wsgi-express over the traditional path of installing mod_wsgi is that you can install it like any other Python package. In other words you can 'pip install' it directly from PyPi. You can even list it in a 'requirements.txt' file for 'pip.

In my continuing adventures with SQLite, I had the idea of writing a RESTful search server utilizing SQLite's full-text search extension. You might think of it as a poor man's ElasticSearch – a very, very poor man.
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Today we’ve published the PyCharm 4.0.6 RC bug-fix update. This build has a few fixes that can be found in the release notes: a fix for the Django ORM inspection problem, a fix for the ManyToManyField resolve bug and more

The PSF Fellow recognition program aims to explicitly acknowledge notable efforts of Python community members in contributing to, managing and growing the global Python community. To nominate a candidate for recognition as a PSF Fellow, the following steps should be completed by the nominating Fellow.

Django tastypie is a library to write RESTful apis in Django. Here is a tutorial to get you started.

After more than a year of development, the Django team is happy to announce the release of Django 1.8 according to schedule. This version has been designated as a long-term support (LTS) release, which means that security and data loss fixes will be applied for at least the next three years.

Celery is a powerful tool for managing asynchronous tasks in Python. The basic model is your synchronous Python code pushes a task (in the form of a serialized message) into a message queue (the Celery "broker", which can be a variety of technologies - Redis, RabbitMQ, Memcached, or even a database), and worker processes pull tasks off the queue and execute them.

In this presentation, Google engineer and O'Reilly author Dan Sanderson shows how to set up a Python cloud development environment, build a scalable web app using various Google services and tools, and deploy and manage a live application.

In this webcast, you will learn about using Python and Ansible to automate various networking tasks including configuration templating, gathering network device information, and executing bulk configuration changes.

This post explains how to interface with Redis from Python and how to use different Redis commands from Python using redis-py.

On behalf of the Jython development team, I'm pleased to announce that the first release candidate of Jython 2.7 is available! We're getting very close to a real release finally.


reverse-geocoder - 947 Stars, 36 Fork
A fast, offline reverse geocoder in Python

InsideReCaptcha - 187 Stars, 10 Fork
Reverse-engineering the new “captchaless” ReCaptcha system...

spectra - 142 Stars, 2 Fork
Easy color scales and color conversion for Python.

CleanCut - 141 Stars, 10 Fork
Green is a clean, colorful test runner for Python unit tests. Compare it to nose or trial.

palladium - 86 Stars, 2 Fork
Framework for setting up predictive analytics services

bulby - 75 Stars, 6 Fork
Python library for managing the phillips hue lightbulb

cron-metrics - 57 Stars, 2 Fork
Implementation of a monitoring system of interval cron tasks in Python

gist - 29 Stars, 1 Fork
Gist command line interface

ReactiPy - 22 Stars, 1 Fork
Compile React Components Server Side using Python

fontawesome-to-android - 11 Stars, 0 Fork
A python script to convert font awesome icons to png and place them in android density buckets

Email-Autoresponder - 8 Stars, 1 Fork
I made an AI auto responder to respond to repetitive questions that appear in my mailbox. Since I don't use email very often, I had to ask some of my friends what they would have an AI do if it could read their emails.

jsonschema-test - 8 Stars, 1 Fork
A tool for writing and running tests against a given JSON Schema

rietveld - 6 Stars, 2 Fork
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