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Async frameworks like Tornado scramble our usual unittest strategies: how can you validate the outcome when you do not know when to expect it? Here's my PyCon 2015 talk about Tornado's testing module. You can also read my article on the topic or see a screencast which I closed-captioned.
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The Python Benevolent dictator for life's keynote at Pycon 2015
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Watching these PyCon videos has been an immense learning for me and I am glad that I could spare time to go through them. The event is divided in 2 parts: Tutorials (Workshops) or talks. Workshops aim to provide 3 hour hands on sessions where the instructor also acts as a facilitator. In this article, I have compiled a list of workshop videos you should watch from PyCon 2015.
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Everything you ever wanted to know about Python string formatting (Built at the PyCon sprints)

Rust is a new systems programming language from Mozilla that combines strong compile-time correctness guarantees with fast performance... and it plays nice with ctypes! Come learn how you can call Rust functions from Python code and finally say goodbye to hacking C!
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You know Python 3 is an improvement over Python 2 and you want to use it. Unfortunately you have legacy Python 2 source code that needs to stay compatible. But don't fret! This talk will show you that you can make your code be Python 2/3 source-compatible using various tools to pick up the nitty-gritty work and help modernize your Python code to newer Python 2 practices.
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This is a tutorial that goes beyond most tutorials; it's meant for developers who already know a bit about Django and want to really understand the inner guts of the framework. This tutorial will *not* involve writing code or apps; rather, it'll be a deep tour of the workings and APIs of Django itself, across all the bundled components and at all levels of the stack.
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Have you heard about internationalization (i18n) and wondered what it meant? Perhaps your project already has i18n of its strings but you have a nagging feeling you could be doing it better. This talk will walk through the basics of i18n’ing a Django project (but the principles apply to any project!), and how to make the process of localization (l10n) go more smoothly.
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Our trusty friend, the hash function, is as crucial to programming as linked lists or recursion, but it doesn't always get the press that it deserves. We're going to talk about hash functions, some data structures involving hash functions, the stately bloom filter, and the security implications of password hashing.
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By Jacob Kaplan-Moss
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The behavior of names and values in Python can be confusing. Like many parts of Python, it has an underlying simplicity that can be hard to discern, especially if you are used to other programming languages. Here I'll explain how it all works, and present some facts and myths along the way. Call-by-reference? Call-by-value? The answer will be clear!
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A few of us from Fedora are at PyCon US in Montreal for the week. The conference portion is almost over and the sprints start tomorrow, but in the meantime here are some highlights from the best sessions I sat in on:

Distillation of knowledge gained from a decade of Python consulting, Python training, code reviews, and serving as a core developer. Learn to avoid some of the hazards of the PEP 8 style guide and learn what really matters for creating beautiful intelligible code.
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All Python programmers use the import statement, but do you really know how it works and what it allows? This tutorial aims to take a deep dive into every diabolical issue related to modules, packages, and imports. When we're done, you'll finally be ready to unleash your million line micro framework on the world!
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Projects

impacket - 68 Stars, 9 Fork
Impacket is a collection of Python classes for working with network protocols.

pyformat.info - 57 Stars, 6 Fork
Python has had awesome string formatters for many years but the documentation on them is far too theoretic and technical. With this site we try to show you the most common use-cases covered by the old and new style string formatting API with practical examples.

bin-packing - 45 Stars, 2 Fork
Bin Packing Algorithm

scipher - 24 Stars, 6 Fork
A scholarly message encoder:

scan-framework - 19 Stars, 22 Fork
A framework used for Vulnerability scanning

asyncio - 16 Stars, 3 Fork
This project is the asyncio module for Python 3.3. Since Python 3.4, asyncio is part of the standard library.

cassandradump - 12 Stars, 0 Fork
A data exporting tool for Cassandra inspired from mysqldump, with some added slice and dice capabilities

torasync - 11 Stars, 0 Fork
run async task in backend process

reddit-twitter-bot - 5 Stars, 1 Fork
Looks up posts from reddit and automatically posts them on Twitter.

email-abuse - 5 Stars, 0 Fork
Email Abuse - A Versatile Software for Email review, analysis and reporting

django-email-registration-demo - 4 Stars, 1 Fork
A Django demo app using email + password auth with activation key

daily-dilbert - 2 Stars, 0 Fork
Simple scraper that picks up the day's Dilbert comic strip and sends it to an email list.