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Articles, Tutorials and Talks

PySkyWiFi: completely free, unbelievably stupid wi-fi on long-haul flights
PySkyWiFi is a tool that allows free internet access on planes by exploiting a vulnerability in airline loyalty program websites. It works by sending HTTP requests through an airline account's name field, relaying them to a ground computer that makes the actual web requests, and sending responses back through the same channel.

Streaming Chatbot with Burr, FastAPI, and React
Expose the OpenAI streaming API with server-sent-events.

Click: Build Your Own Command Line Interface Tool 
This video provides a tutorial on creating a Command Line Interface (CLI) tool in Python using the Click package. The project involves building a simple note-taking tool with functionalities to write, read, update, and delete notes. Additionally, it explores some lesser-known features of Click that enhance tool functionality.

Making Python Less Random
Using ptrace to intercept and modify a process's getrandom syscall.

Entering text in the terminal is complicated
The article explores the complexities and inconsistencies of text input in terminal environments, discussing various modes from basic input to advanced systems like readline and custom solutions. It provides insights into how different programs handle text input, offers tips for users, and explains the origins and features of common keyboard shortcuts used in terminal text editing.

Building a Perceptron From Scratch (no frameworks, only math and python) 
In this video, we cover the biological science that inspired neural networks, that mathematical functions that make them possible, topics like backpropagation and gradient descent and we do it all from scratch! 

angr for real-world use cases
The article provides an in-depth exploration of angr, a powerful binary analysis framework, focusing on its core components and functionalities. It offers practical examples and insights into using angr for various tasks such as symbolic execution, constraint solving, and program analysis, making it a valuable resource for both beginners and experienced users in the field of binary analysis.

An HTMX success story
Porting from Django+React to a Django+HTMX based stack.

Run Multi-Node Django for Time Series Data with TimescaleDB, Celery and more. 
Run many iterations of Django across Docker Compose or Raspberry Pis to handle large amounts of time series data.

How a Decorator Crashed My Flask App: Lessons Learned
The article explains how a decorator without functools.wraps caused a Flask app to crash by assigning the same name to multiple endpoints. It demonstrates the importance of using functools.wraps to maintain function metadata, thus preventing such errors.

PyCon US 2024 Videos
Couldn't attend PyCon US 2024? The videos of the talks have started trickling down.


Interesting Projects, Tools and Libraries

whenever
Modern datetime library for Python, written in Rust.

django-ai-assistant
Integrate AI Assistants with Django to build intelligent applications.

0xtools
X-Ray vision for Linux systems.

FastEmbed
Fast, Accurate, Lightweight Python library to make State of the Art Embedding.

Satyrn  
A modern Jupyter client for Mac.

LivePortrait
Make one portrait alive!

django-sql-explorer
Easily share data across your company via SQL queries.

Incidental
An opensource incident management platform integrating with Slack.

maelstrom
Maelstrom is a fast Rust and Python test runner that runs every test in its own container. Tests are either run locally or distributed to a clustered job runner.

Crawlee
A web scraping and browser automation library for Python to build reliable crawlers. Extract data for AI, LLMs, RAG, or GPTs. Download HTML, PDF, JPG, PNG, and other files from websites. Works with BeautifulSoup, Playwright, and raw HTTP. Both headful and headless mode. With proxy rotation.

Posting
A powerful HTTP client that lives in your terminal.

Dishka
Cute DI framework with scopes and agreeable API.

momentum
The open-source behavioural auditor for backend code.


New Releases

Django security releases issued: 5.0.7 and 4.2.14


Upcoming Events and Webinars

PyData NYC Meetup July 2024
There will be following talks
  • Supercharging Real-time Applications with Vector and Graph
  • New Machine Learning Paradigm with DSPy: No Prompt Engineering Required

Virtual: PyLadies Berlin Meetup July 2024
There will be following talks
  • Another Bot Story: A Valentine’s Day Gift to My Girlfriend Using Github Copilot Workspace
  • How I use generative AI and ML in my work and side projects and why I think you should too!
  • Prompt Engineering: Emerging Techniques from Recent Research Papers

Virtual: Python New Zealand - Auckland Meetup July 2024
There will be following talks
  • Introduction to MongoDB
  • Leveraging MongoDB and the Document Model in the GenAI Revolution

PyData Southampton Meetup July 2024
There will be following talks
  • Kafka Kickstart: Simplifying Messaging Queues with Python and Upstash
  • Appeasing fandoms by dissecting books for RAG with Google Gemini

PyLadies Dublin PyLadies Dublin
There will be following talks
  • Python contribution in Today's Cybersecurity field
  • Using Python to create PPT and few tips and Tricks of using Python
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