Ankur Kumar Sharma
Way to the GUI Library

Spicing up the Console for Fun and Profit, Part 2

In the previous part of this article, we manipulated various aspects of the shell and terminals, like prompts, colours, cursor movements, etc, using escape sequences and utilities like tput. Now let’s move to…

Let's spice up the console

Spicing up the Console for Fun and Profit, Part 1

Command-line terminals and the shell have been an integral part of all *NIX systems from the beginning. The shell is the universal interface between a *NIX system and its users, and the terminal…

Turbo charge Python apps

Turbo Charge Python Apps with Speed, Part 2

In an earlier article, we tried out some of the tools to turbo-charge mainly CPU-bound Python programs, without modifying the source code too often. Another way to boost run-time performance is to leverage…

Turbo charge Python apps with Speed

Turbo Charge Python Apps with Speed, Part 1

Python’s ease of use, friendliness, “batteries-included” huge standard library, plus add-on libraries, make it one of the most popular languages in the FOSS world. However, as a byte-code-compiled language, it loses out on…

Extending Python via Shared Libraries

Extending Python via Shared Libraries

Python is one of the most popular programming languages ever — its great productivity, flexibility and general-purpose nature efficiently address areas ranging from Internet applications to system uses. Much of Python’s power comes…

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