PyTexas 2011, the fourth annual free Python programming conference for Texas and the surrounding region, will take place Saturday September 10 and Sunday September 11, 2011 at Texas A[HTML REMOVED] University in College Station, Texas.
- Sept. 11, 2011
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Apache Cassandra is an open source, distributed (NoSQL) database. This will give a high level introduction to Cassandra and its data model; it will detail the features of pycassa, the Python client library for Cassandra, and how to interact with Cassandra through it.
An introduction to writing decorators, with an example of how they can be used to handle common authentication and authorization actions for a set of web services.
Learn the in's and out's of creating Unix Daemons in Python. Walker Hale will walk you through several examples, gotchas, and tips and tricks.
A look at how to get started with MongoDB using Python. The talk will cover basic concepts, a brief walkthrough of some more advanced features, and how Texas A&M is using MongoDB and Python to solve some large data problems.
We'll go over some intermediate to advanced topics and consider pros and cons of choosing the simpler approach vs. the possibly more complicated or redundant one. The aim is to reduce the number of language APIs and constructs most programmers have to carry in their head to a smaller and more coherent set. Along the way some best practices will also be discussed that are at a higher level than things that can be flagged by automated syntax checking tools such as pylint, pyflakes, etc.
Learn the magic of writing programs that monitor, alter and react to the execution of program code by responding to imports, changes to variables, calls to functions and invocations of the builtins. This talk goes beyond the static world of metaclasses and class decorators into the dynamics of tracepoints.
Message queues provide a reliable, language agnostic method for sharing data between processes for distributed processing, and to manage work flows. This talk will examine the role of message queues in a redesign of the provisioning process for Texas A[HTML REMOVED] University's enterprise directory.