Python News Roundup – 5/1

It’s been a busy last couple of days in Python land. Recipes, articles and APIs… oh, my.



Tutorials, Tools and Articles

  • Need help managing various virtualenvs for different projects? Take a look at virtualenvwrapper.
  • Here’s a really cool recipe to create a temporary email inbox with lots of messages. It’s great for testing in any application that is made to interact with email.
  • The Neckbeard Republic released a new video explaining dunder functions (functions beginning and ending with “__”). Apart from learning what they are for the video teaches some useful tips you can take advantage of.
  • The Republic also released a shorter video in response to a thread on /r/python, this one on using super() and method resolution order.
  • One way to build a following on Twitter is to Favorite Tweets on mass with The script lets you specify a searchterm and quantity and starts looking for matching tweets, it even looks for Tweeters you’re not already following and who have a ratio of more followers to following. Even if you don’t use it for the purpose of building your Twitter base it’s a good example of creative use of the Twitter API.
  • Create some awesome, detailed map visualizations quickly in just a few lines of Python with Vincent.
  • LISYNP posted a brief explanation of yield and generators.
  • This is an informative post which runs through five projects written specifically to compare five different frameworks/technologies, including Lua, Emacs, Go, Flask, and Erlang.
  • If you’re a glutton for punishment and would like to extend your suffering to your mobile device, this post compares ten Python tablet editors on iOS and Android.

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Tutorials, Tools and Articles

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