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Let’s look at how to bootstrap a Django Project pre-loaded with the basic requirements needed in order to quickly get a project up and running.

These past weeks I have been investigating some technologies for a titanium client-server mobile social application with a rest backend. I have come up with a nice config for django with allauth and the rest_framework, all used without too much work form the titanium side. Here are my findings on the subject for a titanium alloy mobile facebook application with django allauth for sign up.

I hope this will be useful in guiding people to build better Docker images which are more portable to different ways that Docker can be used. This is going to be much more important going forward as Docker starts to be incorporated into more high level platforms for hosting containers.

These 6 visualizations were created in Plotly between 2014 and 2016 and are in some way related to machine learning. They were created using Plotly’s free and open-source graphing libraries for Python and R.

Anna Schneider is the CTO of WattTime, a tech nonprofit that cuts the carbon footprint of smart devices. She taught herself Python during her PhD in biophysics, then taught herself Django two years ago while co-founding WattTime.

A content management system that uses flat files as source files like most other systems, but it has a locally hosted admin panel that a non programmer can use. You install the application, double click on the project, a browser opens and you can edit the pages. It builds in the background into static HTML files and there is a publish button to ship it up to a server. For collaboration one can use Dropbox.

My name is Ben Phillips and I am Caktus' Open Source Fellow. As my fellowship comes to a close, I wanted to reflect on my time at Caktus and to share my experience and some of what I've learned here.

As I’ve been blogging a lot more about Python over the last year, I thought I’d list a few of my favourite ‘new’ Python modules from 2015. These aren’t necessarily modules that were newly released in 2015, but modules that were ‘new to me’ this year – and may be new to you too!
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Here I create shot charts depicting both shooting percentage and the number of shots taken at different court locations

If you don’t know how compilers work, then you don’t know how computers work. If you’re not 100% sure whether you know how compilers work, then you don’t know how they work.” — Steve Yegge So, do you know how compilers and interpreters work? And I mean, are you 100% sure that you know how they work? If you don’t. Do not worry. If you stick around and work through the series and build an interpreter and a compiler with me you will know how they work in the end. And you will become a confident happy camper too.

Sophia is a powerful key/value database with loads of features packed into a simple C API. In order to use this database in some upcoming projects I've got planned, I decided to write some Python bindings and the result is sophy. In this post, I'll describe the features of Sophia database, and then show example code using sophy, the Python wrapper.


You will be creating APIs which will be consumed by mobile devices. You will get a chance to lead, automate and maintain backend systems.


lektor - 909 Stars, 29 Fork
The lektor static file content management system

ispy - 756 Stars, 26 Fork
A python script for monitoring the output of other terminals and processes.

ComicFetcher - 24 Stars, 8 Fork
A crawler to collect comics from

dj-ango - 11 Stars, 0 Fork
Simplifying the import structure of Django.

Python-Packet-Sniffer - 7 Stars, 0 Fork
Python network packet sniffer.