QOTW: "This is a Python newsgroup. Assume that we all have been brainwashed." -- Peter Otten
"[M]y experience porting Java to Jython is that it mostly involves deleting stuff :-)" -- Kent Johnson
"[K]eep in mind, however, that not all problems in life can be solved with software." -- Roy Smith
The Second Edition (of the *Cookbook*) hits the shelves! http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/pythoncook2/
Most of the week's news had to do with PyCon2005: http://python.org/moin/PyConDC2005 http://programming.newsforge.com/programming/05/03/29/0747230.shtml?tid=108&... http://oreillynet.com/pub/wlg/6767 http://planetpython.org/ Notice that plenty of other PyEvents, including PyConDayBrasil in particular, are imminent: http://python.org/moin/PythonEvents#preview
A Microsoft magazine publishes two favorable profiles of Python: http://www.devsource.com/article2/0,1759,1778141,00.asp http://www.devsource.com/article2/0,1759,1778250,00.asp
How does a Linux-hosted Tkinter set its window icon? Jeff Epler knows: http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/95...
Roy Smith and Larry Bates, among others, cogently counsel would-be language autodidacts: http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/35...
Ivan Van Laningham addresses the off-topic matter of /bin/ls's performance with such precision as to illuminate Python use, particularly in its evocation of earlier threads: http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/9a... http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/d6...
Raymond Hettinger, so wise in the ways of iteration, also knows his way around the syntax of decimal numerals: http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/a7...
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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.
For far, FAR more Python reading than any one mind should absorb, much of it quite interesting, several pages index much of the universe of Pybloggers. http://lowlife.jp/cgi-bin/moin.cgi/PythonProgrammersWeblog http://www.planetpython.org/ http://mechanicalcat.net/pyblagg.html
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.announ...
Brett Cannon continues the marvelous tradition established by Andrew Kuchling and Michael Hudson of intelligently summarizing action on the python-dev mailing list once every other week. http://www.python.org/dev/summary/
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/
The Python Business Forum "further[s] the interests of companies that base their business on ... Python." http://www.python-in-business.org
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
Cetus collects Python hyperlinks. 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
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=brows... http://python.sourceforge.net/peps/pep-0042.html
The online Python Journal is posted at pythonjournal.cognizor.com. email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org 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&nu... http://groups.google.com/groups?meta=site%3Dgroups%26group%3Dcomp.lang.pytho...
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