New Years’ Python Meme

What’s the coolest Python application, framework or library you have discovered in 2012?

That’s definitely OpenStack, the cloud infrastructure management system.

What new programming technique did you learn in 2012?

I’ve been doing a lot with messaging via AMQP and with NoSQL storage using MongoDB. I’ve also become a git convert, moving over from hg and svn.

What’s the name of the open source project you contributed the most in 2012? What did you do?

Most of the work I’ve done for DreamHost this year has been on ceilometer, the metering system for OpenStack. I was one of the original developers on the project, and designed and implemented a lot of the internal architecture.

What was the Python blog or website you read the most in 2012?

Planet OpenStack and Planet Python let me keep up with a broad cross-section of both communities.

What are the three top things you want to learn in 2013?

Other NoSQL systems (including figuring out which to learn), cloud orchestration, and cloud platform-as-a-service tools. If you have tips, I’d love to hear them in the comments.

What are the top software, app, or lib you wish someone would write in 2013?

I would love to move off of emacs to a portable editor that I could customize with python. Pretty please?

Thanks to Tarek for starting this meme again on his blog.