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Today is my birthday and I'm giving away my epic fantasy novel. Make me happy by downloading, reading, and writing a review about it!
My birthday is coming up on July 24th, and I'd like to celebrate by giving back. I can't thank you all enough for the incredible outpouring of support. But what I can do is give you a gift! Starting on July 21st and ending so...
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Thanks +Evan Cofsky ! How you been?
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Please let us know your thoughts on hardcover copies of Two Scoops of Django 1.8!
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Why Doesn't Python Have Switch/Case? My thoughts on the matter.
While the Python code is often more terse than the standard method of handling cases, I could argue it is more arcane. When I first started Python it felt weird and distracting. Over time it grew on me, the use of a dictionary key being the identifier in a switch becoming more and more habitual.
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Today I want to talk about lists. Not for shopping, not the programming data type, but the display of items in both unordered and ordered fashion. Specifically this: Item A; Item B. First Numbered Inner Item; Second Numbered Inner Item. Item C. In other words, lists of bullets and numbers.
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Just sent out update #2 for Two Scoops of Django 1.8. Includes a new chapter on Asynchronous Task Queues. See the full change list by clicking this link!
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Funny you should ask, +Leo Trubach, because the more we discuss it, the more we think doing this is a project-based decision, rather than a practice we recommend.

For example, if you don't want users to ever see problems or have a large complex site with dozens/hundreds of tasks then it makes sense to use kwargs. On the other hand, for smaller, more tightly coded projects it doesn't make as much sense.

I am thinking it's more of a design issue, then a 'best practice' issue.

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My fiction novel, Into the Brambles, got another 5-star review! Hooray! 
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Two Scoops of Django 1.8 is out! You can get the ebook at http://twoscoopspress.com/products/two-scoops-of-django-1-8
This book is chock-full of material that will help you with your Django projects. We’ll introduce you to various tips, tricks, patterns, code snippets, and techniques that we’ve picked up over the years. This book is a update and expansion of previous editions: Updated for Django 1.8 and changes in the Django ecosystem, with corrections and clarifications added thanks to the feedback of our readers and technical reviewers. Revised material on te...
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My birthday is coming and I've reversed things: I'm giving my dark fantasy novel to other people!

Thank you +Audrey Roy Greenfeld  for the artwork.
My birthday is coming up on July 24th, and I'd like to celebrate by giving back. I can't thank you all enough for the incredible outpouring of support. But what I can do is give you a gift! Starting on July 21st and ending so...
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Why doesn't Python have a switch or case statement? My thoughts on the matter.
While the Python code is often more terse than the standard method of handling cases, I could argue it is more arcane. When I first started Python it felt weird and distracting. Over time it grew on me, the use of a dictionary key being the identifier in a switch becoming more and more habitual.
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Seeing that switch statements in C++ are actually GOTO statements, they should be avoided anyway. 
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Last night's packing of Two Scoops of Django 1.8 sees the light of day. The books came yesterday, two days early, so we stayed up late last night getting them ready for shipment.
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Just sent out update #2 for Two Scoops of Django 1.8. Includes a new chapter on Asynchronous Task Queues. See the full change list by clicking this link!
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Hooray! A positive review for Two Scoops of Django 1.8!
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Loved the first edition, and just downloaded this one.  Looking forward to a good read, and lots of helpful advice.
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I'm the author of Into the Brambles and co-author of Two Scoops of Django. I work as a Senior Python Engineer at Eventbrite. Before that I did consulting and spent five years with NASA writing code. At night I do Python and Django open source work, play at Capoeira, write fiction, and spend time with my lovely wife, Audrey Roy Greenfeld
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I really like this place! Before I begin my review, yes you can get Thrifty or Baskin-Robbins or Cold Stone Creamery for a lot less than what you pay at Creamistry. However, going to one of those places for ice cream is like going to Dennys or Fridays for steak when there is a Flemings Steakhouse or Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in the area. The cheaper places simply aren't as good as the premium restaurants. Okay then, on to the rest of the review! When you walk in the first thing you notice is that it's absolutely spotless. The floor, the counters, the walls, even the big nitrogen tank is perfectly clean. Then the employees greet you. It's a wonderful first experience. Then you see the ice cream machines emitting clouds of nitrogen. The handles of those things become covered with frost. Again, everything is spotless. Clean. Ordering is interesting. You select a cream base, then add flavor and toppings/mixins. It takes a couple minutes for the creamologists to put together each order. The wait is well worth it. Why? Because the result is a dense, silky smooth ice cream that is hard to match. I've had ice cream and gelato all over the US and Europe, and this is definitely one of our top picks. Unlike the bland, too much dairy-fat taste of Cold Stone Creamery, the flavorings really get to shine. They have a really nice selection, including a really interesting tasting black sesame flavor. Another nice thing is the dedication and enthusiasm of the staff. It really sets the mood and expectations, which is something that was absolutely delivered. Yes, there are those who complain about the sticker price (About $7/person). I believe the service, cleanliness, and premium ingredients are well worth what we were charged. Also, a small portion at Creamistry is like a medium portion at Thrifty or Baskin-Robbins or Cold Stone Creamery.
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