Sundry Links for November 3, 2014

Public Data Sets : Amazon Web Services: Amazon hosts a number of publicly datasets on AWS (including the common crawl corpus and the “Marvel Universe Social Graph”).

Rapid Web Prototyping with Lightweight Tools: I’ve shared this before, but my boss Andrew did a fantastic tutorial last year on Flask, Jinja2, MongoDB, and Twitter Bootstrap. Combined with Heroku, it’s surprisingly easy to get a website running these days.

rest_toolkit: REST has been my obsession of late. Here’s a little Python package for quickly writing RESTful APIs.

The Joys of the Craft: A quote from Fred Brooks’ The Mythical Man-Month on why programming is fun.

How do I use pushd and popd commands?: I recently learned bash has push and popd commands for temporarily changing directories. This is very handy for scripting.