About

My name is Giampaolo Rodolà. I'm a passionate Python developer who loves writing open source libraries for fun. I live in Turin, Italy. Below is a list of my contribution to the world.

Open source libraries

This is how I spend most of my free time: writing code which I don't even use (yes, I am not a user of the software I write)! =) 
  • psutil: a cross-platform library for retrieving information on running processes and system utilization (CPU, memory, disks, network) in Python which works on Linux, Windows, OSX, FreeBSD and Solaris.  (2009 - now)
  • pyftpdlib: a very fast asynchronous pure-python FTP server.  (2006 - now)
  • pysendfile: a binding to sendfile(2) syscall which lets you send a file twice as fast as with a common socket.  (2011 - now)
  • confix: a language-agnostic configuration parser.  (2014 - now)

Contributions to python-dev

Being that Python is an important part of my every day life I'm happy to contribute back every time I get the chance. Starting from year 2010 I've been given commit access against Python code repository. My contributions are mainly focused against the Python standard library (amongst others: ftplib's FTPS support, shutil.disk_usage(), os.get/setpriority(), os.sendfile(), socket.sendfile()signal constant enums, Solaris /dev/poll support) and I'm the current maintainer of ftplibsmtpdasyncore and asynchat modules. I'm also occasionally active on the python bug tracker and participate in discussions on python-dev and python-ideas mailing lists, mainly as a lurker.

    Python recipes

    Whatever is not big enough to become an actual project I usually turn into an independent recipe.
    Here's the ones I like the most:

    Abandoned projects

    These are from when I started moving my first steps with Python. Listed here mainly for historical / nostalgic reasons. =)
    • soicmp: a remote shell using ICMP protocol instead of TCP
    • pypk: a port knocker based on libpcap
    • pftpd: this is the ancestor of pyftpdlib, a multi thread based FTP server. Back then I still didn't know threads are evil. =)

    Like my work?

    All the stuff I work on is MIT licensed meaning you can do whatever you want with it. Except from small occasional donations I've never directly earned money out of my projects. The indirect income I get is notoriety which translated into a bunch of interesting job offers which led me to travel to US a couple of times, and I'm thankful for that. Nevertheless if you think my work is worth your money consider making me a donation via paypal or gittip which allows you to send recurring small tips to me.

    Contacts

    I appreciate receiving feedback about the works I do so feel free to get in touch with me anytime.