• This week in Python: Code of +6 Efficiency

Kicking Python into High Gear

This one goes out to all you fans of code efficiency. Shreyans Bhansali from Socratic.org took a hard look at his 350ms load time and thought he could do better. With one line of code, he boosted the page load speed by 60%, slashing load times to 96ms.

Are Annotations the Future?

Guido van Rossum, Benevolent Dictator for Life and friend of CheckiO, recently floated the idea of using an Annotation system in Python. Such a system would reflect similar ones in Haskell and MyPy. He thinks that Annotations would make it easier to debug code and bring Python in line with what could be a future standard. What do you think? Leave a comment below!

Cool Stuff to do in Python: Website Alerts

Run a small website and hate downtime? The folks over at the twilio blog came up with a neat little python program which will send you an SMS text message if your website so much as blinks.

Python Events Around the World:

  • PyCon KR 2014 is happening this weekend on August 30th and 31st in Seoul, South Korea at Sookmyung Women's University. It's their first year, so go join them and let us know how it is!
  • Our friends in Japan are running PyCon Japan 2014 this September from the 12th through the 15th in Tokyo. Speaker Keith Yang will be talking a little bit about CheckiO on Sunday! Tickets will be sold through the 5th of September, so grab yours and Re-discover Python!
  • Wellington, New Zealand is hosting Kiwi PyCon 2014 On September 13th and 14th. They've got loads of talks and it looks to be a rad time!

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