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New Django Website

After a series of Django gigs in 2014, I had the urge to redevelop our company website in Django; I am very happy with the results. This overview is roughly in order of development from start to finish. And since I am a "packaging guy", I will take this opportunity ...

Packt is having a sale

Happy new year!

For those who haven't heard, PACKT is having a $5 "bonanza". Pick up some $5 Python books while you can! E.g.:

Popular Python titles

Sale ends tomorrow, check it out!

Pillow Runs Itself!

As of Pillow 2.6.0, the Pillow project almost completely runs itself!

Of course when I say "runs itself" I mean "runs without me", which is what every open source project lead hopes for. For the first time ever, I was able to:

  • Turn off GitHub Watching until two ...

Pillow 2-5-0 is out!

Pillow is the "friendly" PIL fork by Alex Clark and Contributors. PIL is the Python Imaging Library by Fredrik Lundh and Contributors

Since Pillow 2.0 the Pillow Team has adopted a quarterly release cycle; as such, Pillow 2.5.0 is out! Here's what's new in this ...

Plone 5 Alpha 2 is here!

This post is long overdue since Plone 5 alpha 2 was released on 2014-04-20! It is also too short. I may do a followup blog entry to review more features, depending on how well this one is received. I also want to talk more about Plock.

When Plone 4 alpha ...

I love collective-recipe-plonesite!

Whenever I answer tech support questions, I usually begin with a clean slate, e.g.:

$ pip install tmp virtualenv
$ cd `tmp`
$ virtualenv .
$ bin/pip install zc.buildout
$ bin/buildout init

Then I edit buildout.cfg to look like this:

[buildout]
extends = https://raw.github.com/plock/pins/master/plone-4-3

Then ...

Matplotlib Plotting Cookbook Review

I was given a copy of Matplotlib Plotting Cookbook by Alexandre Devert and asked to review it. Thanks PACKT! Here is my review.

Preface

But first, I'll mention I've worked on two projects recently that involved rendering matplotlib graphs directly to the browser i.e. via content-type: image ...

We Pioneer

One of the subjects I find myself thinking about a lot is: Plone (surprise!) In Plone-land, we deliver the best Python-based CMS money can't buy on top of an aging Zope 2 "application server" mixed with newer Zope, Python, and other technologies. In short, this is a challenge.

Diazo ...

Bro, do you even Pillow?

Pillow is a fork of the Python Imaging Library. Here is an update on the status of the project.

2.4.0 released

Pillow 2.4.0 is out! Here are the highlights:

  • Indexed Transparency handled for conversions between L, RGB, and P modes. Fixes #510 [wiredfool]
  • Conversions enabled from ...

Introducing Plock Pins

"Plock Pins are the greatest thing to happen to Plone since Buildout"

                                                        — Alex Clark

Plock Pins are the final incarnation of a collection of Plone Buildouts I've been developing since 2010. They attempt to make it easy to install Plone with only Python installed [1]. Installing Plone with Plock ...