GitHub adds Python support for security alerts – Help Net Security

This is good, as a developer is a PITA to follow all the dependencies your app have. There are several tools to keep them up to date (updating your requirements.txt file) for future builds/updates of your app. But sometimes we just don’t follow the security flaws.

GitHub’s Security Alerts now also work for Python projects, notifying developers about vulnerabilities in software packages that their projects depend on.

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Java, JavaScript, C#? No, Python is the fastest growing programming language | ZDNet

There is a reason for that. Python is

  • Simple, easy to read, easy to write; then, easy to learn
  • Powerful with all that bunch of packages/modules included and all others created by the community freely accesible with a simple pip  call.
  • All purpose, use to automize something, use it to run a web site, an API, even to create desktop apps.
  • Multi-platform, Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD’s, even in embedded systems.
  • Fast enough,
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    Quick tip when using vagrant+django

    I started to use vagrant to hold my development environment, it helps to keep the development environment isolated, since the app will run on a Linux server, with a specific database engine and probably some other specific modules, I don’t want to clutter my OS with all that stuff. More if I plan to work on another project that maybe, have a dependency on other versions of the same base (legacy Django perhaps?)

    (Reblog) HotKeys on Windows using Python

    This post comes  from the old blog.


    A few weeks ago, I have to write a program in PyGTK that was supposed to be all the time in the background. This application needs to run over Microsoft Windows, and hide in the notification area, wich in Windows is near to the clock.

    One of challenges for me in this application is that as it must run in the background there must be a way to raise it, the most easy way to do it is by force the user to click on the small icon in the notification area, but in this case, that was impossible because the computer don’t have any mouse, everything is done with the keyboard.

    Image as background in a Gtk Application.

    (Reposted from the old blog)

    This time I’m going to talk about putting an image as the application background in Gtk. In Gtk we are used to leave the colors of the application to the theme, but sometimes we will need to use an image as background. I already wrote how to draw a pixbuf in a gtk.DrawingArea (Esp), we could use that, but we will “draw” directly on the widget window instead.

    Yes, I said the widget’s window instead the widget itself. You should know that every widget that has been packed in a container has a gtk.gdk.window object and is the responsible for containing your widget. Well, we can draw on that object.

    What we need is to create a simple gtk.gdk.Pixbuf and call the gtk.gdk.window.draw_pixbuf method using your widget.window object on the expose-event.

    The code should look like this:

    #!/usr/bin/env python import gtk def draw_pixbuf(widget, event): path = '/home/markuz/wallpapers/WMwall1024x768.gif' pixbuf = gtk.gdk.pixbuf_new_from_file(path) widget.window.draw_pixbuf([gtk.STATE_NORMAL], pixbuf, 0, 0, 0,0) window = gtk.Window() window.set_title('Drawing Test') window.set_size_request(640,480) window.connect('destroy',gtk.main_quit) hbbox = gtk.HButtonBox() window.add(hbbox) hbbox.connect('expose-event', draw_pixbuf) button = gtk.Button('Press Me!') hbbox.pack_start(button, True, False, 10) window.show_all() gtk.main() read more

    Python trick: How to make lazy objects?

    Reposting from the old blog.

    This time I’m about to talk about lazy object, I called like that because they are more or less similar to what we use in lazy treeviews (In Gtk) where the Tree shows expanders but didn’t load the child nodes until you expand the node). What I want to do is create objects and count them, but don’t load any data until I need it.

    Why would I need this?. Well. I’m currently writing a program for my employer, this program load a list of customers and shows how many accounts it has. As this accounts are kind of complex I create an object for them. This object is responsible for load/save the data for it, and any data you need is accessed via properties. read more


    The last couple of days I’ve been working with Kivy. For those that don’t know is a framework to create applications in graphical environments and in multiple platforms, all of these in the most easy to use programming language: Python, (And I mean programming language, JavaScript doesn’t count).

    Well, its interesting to work with it, basically because I have the influence of GTK+ and having no windows but calling to widgets creates some confusion. Also, there is this Kivy language which is something like what Glade is In GTK but a lot easier to read (actually everything is easier to to read than XML). read more

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