QOTW: "It took Python to make me realize that programming *could* be fun, or at least not annoying enough to keep me from making a career of programming." - Aahz http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/65ad4e71c194d97e
How to compare dialects of csv module? http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/9de18eeabd38faff/
Retrieve the source lines of a function: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/a389138fbd7a5c58/
How do classes actually work? A beginner's introduction by Steve Holden http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/e5347d4cebc71643/
Packages, and importing names in __init__.py explained: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/e90896c5b607904a/
How C++ iterators differ from Python iterators, slices and indexes: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/22d674ee0510cd97/
Generating random numbers in parallel isn't easy: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/e01e0e4c7073a1e3/
An OS independent way to check if a python app is running: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/6e00a4ac52863bcc/
pyZui - a Zooming User Interface: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/c158e4ab710de96/
The way the re module handles backslashes in replacement strings does not seem natural to many: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/61fdda4299b6a7b4/
Comparing performance: list comprehension vs. map vs. for loop http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/791b2a041acedbc0/
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Just beginning with Python? This page is a great place to start: http://wiki.python.org/moin/BeginnersGuide/Programmers
Readers have recommended the "Planet" site: http://planet.python.org
comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software. Be sure to scan this newsgroup weekly. http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python.announce/topics
Python411 indexes "podcasts ... to help people learn Python ..." Updates appear more-than-weekly: http://www.awaretek.com/python/index.html
The Python Package Index catalogues packages. http://www.python.org/pypi/
Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group mailing lists http://www.python.org/sigs/
Python Success Stories--from air-traffic control to on-line match-making--can inspire you or decision-makers to whom you're subject with a vision of what the language makes practical. http://www.pythonology.com/success
The Python Software Foundation (PSF) has replaced the Python Consortium as an independent nexus of activity. It has official responsibility for Python's development and maintenance. http://www.python.org/psf/ Among the ways you can support PSF is with a donation. http://www.python.org/psf/donations/
The Summary of Python Tracker Issues is an automatically generated report summarizing new bugs, closed ones, and patch submissions. http://search.gmane.org/?author=status%40bugs.python.org&group=gmane.com...
Although unmaintained since 2002, the Cetus collection of Python hyperlinks retains a few gems. http://www.cetus-links.org/oo_python.html
Python FAQTS http://python.faqts.com/
The Cookbook is a collaborative effort to capture useful and interesting recipes. http://code.activestate.com/recipes/langs/python/
Many Python conferences around the world are in preparation. Watch this space for links to them.
Among several Python-oriented RSS/RDF feeds available, see: http://www.python.org/channews.rdf For more, see: http://www.syndic8.com/feedlist.php?ShowMatch=python&ShowStatus=all The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a SourceForge reincarnation. http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=355470&group_id=5470&func=brows... http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0042/
del.icio.us presents an intriguing approach to reference commentary. It already aggregates quite a bit of Python intelligence. http://del.icio.us/tag/python
Enjoy the *Python Magazine*. http://pymag.phparch.com/
*Py: the Journal of the Python Language* http://www.pyzine.com
Dr.Dobb's Portal is another source of Python news and articles: http://www.ddj.com/TechSearch/searchResults.jhtml?queryText=python and Python articles regularly appear at IBM DeveloperWorks: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/search/searchResults.jsp?searchSite=dW&...
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