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PyCon: Lightning Talks

Qtile is a tiling window manager written in Python. It's an alternative to Awesome.

In Tunesia, they were using flame throwers against protesters.

In a "do-ocracy", you don't govern, you just do.

PyParsing and SPARK are good parsing libraries.

Resolver is a Python-powered spreadsheet that works on Windows.

Dirigible is the same thing as Resolver, but it runs as a web application.

Comments

UrielKa said…
Look at Shaveet,it is the comet server we built in binfire.com using gevent.
It is simpler than hookbox,and lacks the admin that hookbox has.
UrielKa said…
here is a link:
https://github.com/urielka/shaveet
Lennart Regebro said…
The QTile lightning talk was awesome: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_8om4dsEmw
jjinux said…
Thanks for telling me about Shaveet. I do like Gevent.

Yes, the QTile talk was indeed pretty awesome--partially because it was really funny :)
Andrew Dalke said…
SPARK? It's been a while since I've come across I project which uses that. I consider PLY to be the successor to SPARK.
jjinux said…
> SPARK? It's been a while since I've come across I project which uses that. I consider PLY to be the successor to SPARK.

Thanks for the correction. I've used PLY, and it worked well for me.

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