QOTW: "GHUM: There are no big applications written in Python.
GHUM: Big applications are written in JAVA or COBOL or C# or other legacy programming systems.
GHUM: If you programm in Python, your applications become quite small. Only frameworks in Python are big.
JMC: So the fact that there are no big applications written in Python IS the success story." - Harald Armin Massa and D'Arcy J.M. Cain http://coding.derkeiler.com/Archive/Python/comp.lang.python/2008-04/msg03005...
Assign a value and test for it in a single statement: http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2008-May/492988.html http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2008-May/492425.html D'Arcy J.M. Cain et al. combat the heterodoxy of David which questions the usefulness of unit tests and test-driven development in general: http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2008-May/493057.html Comparing identity vs. comparing equality: what's the difference? http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2008-May/492117.html Relationship between logic and interface: the MVC pattern: http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2008-May/492816.html It isn't easy to alter how functions compare themselves (to avoid duplicates, for example): http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2008-May/493182.html Organizing a project (directory layout): http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2008-May/492010.html Poll: How do you use Python in non-GUI work? http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2008-May/491989.html PHP compared to Python: http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2008-May/492561.html Is this language suitable for Operations Research? http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2008-May/491867.html Oldest thread still alive (from May 7): lambda expressions, now talking about decorators: http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2008-May/490027.html
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Python.org's Python Language Website is the traditional center of Pythonia http://www.python.org Notice especially the master FAQ http://www.python.org/doc/FAQ.html PythonWare complements the digest you're reading with the marvelous daily python url http://www.pythonware.com/daily Mygale is a news-gathering webcrawler that specializes in (new) World-Wide Web articles related to Python. http://www.awaretek.com/nowak/mygale.html While cosmetically similar, Mygale and the Daily Python-URL are utterly different in their technologies and generally in their results. Just beginning with Python? This page is a great place to start: http://wiki.python.org/moin/BeginnersGuide/Programmers The Python Papers aims to publish "the efforts of Python enthusiats": http://pythonpapers.org/ The Python Magazine is a technical monthly devoted to Python: http://pythonmagazine.com Readers have recommended the "Planet" sites: http://planetpython.org http://planet.python.org comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software. Be sure to scan this newsgroup weekly. http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python.announce 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/ The somewhat older Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects references to all sorts of Python resources. http://www.vex.net/~x/parnassus/ 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/donate.html Kurt B. Kaiser publishes a weekly report on faults and patches. http://www.google.com/groups?as_usubject=weekly%20python%20patch 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://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/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 are http://www.python.org/channews.rdf http://bootleg-rss.g-blog.net/pythonware_com_daily.pcgi http://python.de/backend.php 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=browse http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0042/ The online Python Journal is posted at pythonjournal.cognizor.com. firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com welcome submission of material that helps people's understanding of Python use, and offer Web presentation of your work. 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 *Py: the Journal of the Python Language* http://www.pyzine.com Archive probing tricks of the trade: http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python&num=100 http://groups.google.com/groups?meta=site%3Dgroups%26group%3Dcomp.lang.python.*
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