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This Blog is meant for the learners who wish to get an understanding of the framework "Django" and familiarize with web development concepts . Good entry level tutorial for Django.
django

Create a new Python app, free with Azure App Service. Curator's Note - Select Python from the language dropdown and select Python. You have templates for django, flask, bottle. Check it out.
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Join Amit Saha, author of Doing Math with Python, in this hands-on webcast, and learn how to use Python to solve calculus problems, make sense of numbers with graphs and statistics, do symbolic math with SymPy, and perform basic machine-learning tasks.
webcast

Sometimes when you authenticate with a social service you need to do custom "stuff" in your code base beyond creating a user object. Learn how to get started simply adding a custom function do the python-social-auth pipeline.
video

The other day, I decided I wanted to create a decorator to catch exceptions and log them. I found a rather complex example on Github that I used for some ideas on how to approach this task and came up with the following.
code snippet

Quickly pinpoint what’s broken and why. Get the context and insights to defeat all application errors.
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PyBay is an intimate version of the highly successful PyCon conference. It's a weekend gathering for the Bay Area's Python community to learn, share, and hack together while having fun and taking care of our minds and bodies.
pycon

Python 3.5.2rc1 and Python 3.4.5rc1 are now available for download.
new release

Python's built-in URL library ("urllib2" in 2.x and "urllib" in 3.x) is vulnerable to protocol stream injection attacks (a.k.a. "smuggling" attacks) via the http scheme. If an attacker could convince a Python application using this library to fetch an arbitrary URL, or fetch a resource from a malicious web server, then these injections could allow for a great deal of access to certain internal services.
security

Kelsey Gilmore-Innis is the CTO of Sexual Health Innovations, and a transplanted San Franciscan living in Portland. Somehow, despite growing up in San Francisco during the thick of the first tech boom and bust, I never was exposed to code until adulthood. I took a programming for non-majors course a few years into college on a bit of a whim and, besides enjoying the subject matter, saw a path to a career. It took a little more time, but I ended up graduating with a CS degree.
interview

PyCon, beyond being the best community event for Python developers, is also an event that we happily began thinking about eleven months ago. Almost as soon as PyCon 2015 ended, we had the good fortune of planning the look and feel of PyCon 2016 with organizer extraordinaires Ewa Jodlowska, Diana Clark, and new this year, Brandon Rhodes. Our team has loved working with the organizers on the PyCon websites for the past three years now. They’re great people who always prioritize the needs of PyCon attendees, whether that’s babysitting services or a smooth PyCon web experience.
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PyCon JP is a conference where Python users, or people interested in Python, gather to learn from each other and meet other members of the community. We will hold PyCon Japan on September 20-24 this year in Tokyo and are looking for talk proposals.
community

In honor of the 2016-2017 board of director's first board meeting today, I wanted to share the PSF's growing success with the public!
PSF


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Projects

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A Blender script to procedurally generate 3D spaceships

requests-respectful - 172 Stars, 1 Fork
Minimalist Requests wrapper to work within rate limits of any amount of services simultaneously. Parallel processing friendly.

deep-rl-tensorflow - 144 Stars, 18 Fork
TensorFlow implementation of Deep Reinforcement Learning papers

yolog - 97 Stars, 4 Fork
Beautify your Git Logs !

tickets - 92 Stars, 27 Fork
tickets query via command line.

flickrup - 69 Stars, 5 Fork
Flickr auto uploader

preflyt - 68 Stars, 4 Fork
A lightweight application environment checker

contributors - 15 Stars, 0 Fork
A command-line script to get all the contributors for one or more GitHub projects.

starbot - 12 Stars, 2 Fork
Generates N stars for any repo