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JFrog Detects Malicious PyPI Packages Stealing Credit Cards and Injecting Code
JFrog finds a new supply chain attack targeting python developers using the PyPI repository.

Replit launched replit.web 
Replit enables coders to build apps quickly. With nothing but a browser, a developer can spin up a server, store data in Repl DB, and authenticate users using Repl Auth. However, until today, users had to string together all these components to build an app. This is why we're excited to announce replit.web, a Python framework focused on making apps quickly. Building an app with user auth and persistence has never been easier.

2021 Django Developers Survey
The 2021 Django Developers Survey is now live. It aims to shed light on how different developers use Django and the related tools and technologies.


Articles, Tutorials and Talks

Python3 Tips For Reverse Engineers 
Five tips to level up your reverse engineering with Python 3.

How Airbnb Built “Wall” to prevent data bugs
In this post we will outline the challenges we faced while adding a massive number of data checks (i.e. data quality, accuracy, completeness and anomaly checks) to prevent data bugs company-wide, and how that motivated us to build a new framework to easily add data checks at scale.

Mastering Web Scraping in Python: Avoid Blocking Like a Ninja
Master the best techniques for massive scale scraping. Avoid detection and scrape the web silently - from browser fingerprinting to bypassing state-of-the-art solutions.

Simulating/Animating a Spinning Top Using Fundamental Laws of Physics 
Learn how to simulate and animate a 3D spinning top by solving Lagrange's equations in python, and animating the spinning top in Matlab.

Can GitHub Copilot Crack a Facebook Coding Interview?
Here’s how GitHub Copilot performs with coding interviews.

K-means for Beginners
In this article, you will be learning how to implement k-means entirely from scratch and gain a strong understanding of the k-means algorithm.

A Large-Scale Security-Oriented Static Analysis of Python Packages in PyPI
This paper examines various security issues in Python packages with static analysis. The dataset is based on a snapshot of all packages stored to the Python Package Index (PyPI). In total, over 197 thousand packages and over 749 thousand security issues are covered.

More Python Code Smells: Avoid These 7 Smelly Snags 
These are 7 code smells to avoid + a bonus smell. The author describes each smell using a Python example and then shows you how to fix it. At the end of the video, there are few general tips to help you avoid introducing code smells in the first place in your design.

How to Dockerize Django in 5 minutes
This tutorial will show you how to Dockerize a Django project in less than 5 minutes.

Building Jupyter notebook workflows with scrapbook
The scrapbook library allows you to save state inside the notebook file itself, making it easier to develop workflows using Jupyter notebooks.

Building a Django driver for Psycopg 3

Uniform Random Sampling of Strings from Context-Free Grammar

NumPy views: saving memory, leaking memory, and subtle bugs

Launchpad now runs on Python 3!


Interesting Projects, Tools and Libraries

PrivacyBot
A free and open source way to delete your data from an exhaustive list of data brokers and people search services.

rotki
A portfolio tracking, analytics, accounting and tax reporting application that protects your privacy.

Catanatron
Fast Settlers of Catan Python implementation and strong AI player.

Refactor
Simple python source refactoring toolkit based on AST.

DeepFaceLive
Real-time face swap for PC streaming or video calls.

Droidlet 
A modular embodied agent architecture and platform for building embodied agents

OpenCLIP
An open source implementation of OpenAI's CLIP (Contrastive Language-Image Pre-training).

Equinox
Callable PyTrees and filtered JIT/grad transformations => neural networks in JAX. 

Laika
Simple Python GNSS processing library.

SDEdit
PyTorch implementation for SDEdit: Image Synthesis and Editing with Stochastic Differential Equations


New Releases

Django bugfix release: 3.2.6

Python 3.10.0rc1 is available


Upcoming Events and Webinars

Virtual: IndyPy Meetup August 2021
There will be a talk, Deploying a Machine Learning model using Serverless.

Python Frederick Meetup August 2021 - Frederick, MD
There will be a talk, Serverless HTML via Python.

Virtual: PyData Sydney August 2021
There will be a talk, Inside ML Models with SHAP.
 
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