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Python 3 doesn’t have very much in its standard library that deals with encryption. Instead, you get hashing libraries. We’ll take a brief look at those in the chapter, but the primary focus will be on the following 3rd party packages: PyCrypto and cryptography. We will learn how to encrypt and decrypt strings with both of these libraries.
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Bots can be a super useful bridge between Slack channels and external applications. Let’s code a simple Slack bot as a Python application that combines the Slack API with the Twilio SMS API so a user can send and receive Slack messages via SMS.
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There's a new interesting wrapper on Python multiprocessing called deco, written by Alex Sherman and Peter Den Hartog, both at University of Wisconsin - Madison. It makes Python multiprocessing really really easy.

The Python Package Index, or as most call it “PyPI” is a central part of the ecosystem of Python. It serves as a central registry of names, helping to prevent collision between different projects as well as the default repository that most Python users go to when looking for software.For most, what powers this service is largely opaque to them — it’s (usually) there when they need it and who or what powers it is largely a mystery to them, but what and who really powers PyPI?
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Docker is a wonderful technology revolutionazing how to run microservices. You may have some experience with it or may not. I will show in this short post how to run a Docker container in Amazon Web Services(EC2) with your whole API in it. This trick is only useful for APIs or django projects that doesn't need to scale and doesn't really have too much traffic.
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A quickie Python 3.5 script that parses the PDF-listing of RSS feeds that Facebook uses to monitor for breaking news stories to add to its Trending Section.On May 12, 2016,

Michael Armbrust and Tathagata Das explain updates to Spark version 2.0, demonstrating how stream processing is now more accessible with Spark SQL and DataFrame APIs. Video. Code snippets in Python.
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Simple code snippets, stuff we need in everyday coding. Worth a quick glance.
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micropython is a project that wants to bring python to the world of microprocessors. Micropython is a lean and fast implementation of python 3 for microprocessors. It was funded in 2013 on kickstarter. Originally it only ran on a special “pyboard”, but it has now been ported to various other microprocessors. Why use micropython? Easy to learn, with powerful features. Native bitwise operations. Ideal for rapid prototyping. (You cannot use cpython, mainly due to RAM usage.)
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Anyone looking to speed up critical regions of their script should have a look.

Pretty cool decorator. Check out the gif screen-cast.

pypy is “the faster version of python”. There are actually quite a lot of python implementation. cpython is the main one. There are also JIT compilers. Pypy is one of them. It is by far the most mature. PyPy is a python implementation, compliant with 2.7.10 and 3.2.5. And it is fast!.
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Describe the initialization of your application and let asterix manage the startup for you. It will ensure that the correct dependencies are started in order, so you don't need any dirty hacks to have your initialization flow. Also, it allows you to build separate stacks for test/dev/production and even for web/batch applications, loading just what you need.
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