Python News Digest 2-8.11

Build a mobile app with Kivy framework, traffic sign recognizer with Keras, using Dunder methods to refine your data model and more
08 November 2019   173

Greetings! I hope your week went great! Here's new "snaky" programming news digest.

Learn how the Omer’s team found and fixed a performance regression, how to manage static files with Flask, WhiteNoise, and Amazon CloudFront, less known modules of Python standart library and more.

Guides

  • Build a Mobile App With the Kivy Python Framework

Learn how to create a mobile\desktop app with Python and the Kivy GUI framework.

  • Traffic Sign Classification With Keras and Deep Learning

Create your our 95% accuray traffic sign recognizer with Keras and Deep Learning.

  • How We Spotted and Fixed a Performance Degradation in Our Python Code

See how Omer’s team found and fixed a performance regression introduced by a switch from Celery to RQ.

  • Serving Static Files From Flask With WhiteNoise and Amazon CloudFront

Learn how to manage static files with Flask, WhiteNoise, and Amazon CloudFront.

  • Less Known Bits of the Python Standard Library

Couple of less known modules that may be useful.

  • Using Dunder Methods to Refine Your Data Model

Learn how to use this Python feature by telling of a short story.

Updates

  • LocalStack

LocalStack gives an easy-to-use test/mocking framework for developing Cloud applications.

  • Awesome Robotic Tooling

A bunch of powerful robotic resources and tools for professional robotic development with ROS in C++ and Python.

  • conrad

It helps you track conferences and meetups on your terminal!

Oracle Solaris 11.4 SRU15 to be Released

Support Repository Update contains a lot of different updates, for example, new moduls for Python 3.7 as well as Explorer
20 November 2019   87

The Solaris 11.4 SRU 15 (Support Repository Update) operating system update has been published, which offers a series of regular fixes and improvements for the Solaris 11.4 branch. To install the fixes proposed in the update, just run the 'pkg update' command.

These are main updates and changes:

  • Explorer 19.4 is now available
  • New modules for python 3.7:
    • pybonjour
    • pygobject3
  • Inclusion of cbindgen 0.8.7 into Oracle Solaris 11.4
  • Added support for Python 3.7 to RAD
  • Add page retire kstats that counts retired pages and their type of usage
  • zlogin authorization for console access only
  • Updates to:
    • net-snmp has been updated to 5.8
    • ruby 2.5 has been updated to 2.5.5
    • ruby 2.6 has been updated to 2.6.3
    • GCC has been updated to 9.2
    • cmake has been updated to 3.15.2
    • nmap has been updated to 7.80

Get more info at the official blog.