ImportPython Newsletter
Issue 7 - 6th November 2014

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Just Out

PyPy IO improvements

PyPy is a fast, compliant alternative implementation of the Python language (2.7.8 and 3.2.5). It has several advantages over the standard Python Interpreter. They just reported better IO improvement and garbage collection. Check the benchmark of CPython vs PyPy.

Worthy Read

Five Great Python Interview Question »

So you know Python Programming, Do You ?. Have a look at these small code snippets and predict the output of the python programs.

Encrypted SQLite Databases with Python and SQLCipher »

SQLite is a software library that implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine. It doesn't offer the ability to encrypt the data that resides in the flat file. This is where SQLCipher comes in. This articles shows us how to use it.

11 Must-Read Blogs for Python Developers »

Roundup of weblogs to read for Python developers.

Comprehensive Listing Of Online Python Courses / MOOCs »

MySlideRule catalogs online courses / MOOCs. For Free Python courses click on Fee and select Free.

Source Code

fluentmail - 34 Stars, 3 Watch
Tiny library to send email fluently. Refer Issue 6 - Worthy Read Article "Fluent interface in python" to understand, What fluent in fluentmail stands for ?.

nogotofail - 893 Stars, 124 Watch, 93 Fork
Nogotofail is a network security testing tool by Google. Designed to help developers and security researchers spot and fix weak TLS/SSL connections and sensitive cleartext traffic on devices and applications in a flexible, scalable, powerful way. - 122 Stars, 13 Watch, 8 Fork allows you to interact with database. One can connect with a database, explore tables, columns, views, schema. In conjunction with IPython offers tab completion making it easy to explore the various tables and it's records. It puts the emphasis on user interaction, information display, and providing easy to use helper functions.

hangups - 179 Stars, 20 Watch, 15 Fork
Hangups is the first third-party instant messaging client for Google Hangouts. It includes both a Python library and a reference client with a text-based user interface.

Pyrsistent - 95 Stars, 7 Watch, 3 Fork
Pyrsistent is a number of persistent collections (by some referred to as functional data structures). Persistent in the sense that they are immutable. All methods on a data structure that would normally mutate it instead return a new copy of the structure containing the requested updates. The original structure is left untouched. Polyglot Programmers with exposure to functional programming language definitely want to explore Pyrsistent.

Procs - 140 Stars, 16 Watch, 4 Fork
Kenneth Reitz attempts to create a offer same functionality of Python's Subprocess module but with an API that's at a higher level of abstraction.

Oxyry Python Obfuscator -
Attempt to protect python source code by Obfuscation.Rename symbol names, includes variables, functions, imports, classes, arguments, class private methods.


Twitter tweets on GIL and Unicode »

The GIL is like the Ebola of Python. Sure, it might affect you, but your code is a million times more likely to die from a UnicodeError - David Beazley.


Call for Translators for 3rd Edition of “Invent with Python” »
“Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python” is a very popular book with young children. Work on the 3rd Edition of the book has commenced and they are looking for translations of the book in foreign languages. Volunteer translators of all experience levels are welcomed. If you know a foreign language and can help please contact at

Developer Spotlight - Paulus Schoutsen

Paulus Schoutsen