Although it is Memorial Day weekend, we're going to hold a meeting at Nerdbooks as usual. I've checked with the owner and the store is open, and hopefully some of you will show up, although I've not heard many replies as to whether you will/won't make it.
As a result of work on the Forrester survey, we've got some source examples, designed to be clear and easy to understand, for us to walk through.
A mashup by Martin of placing temperature readings collected from one site using REST, onto a DFW Google map.
HTML page generation using Twisted Nevow/STAN, along with an RSS feed parser module to embed a list of the N most recent news stories.
An RSS feed reader that pulls down all images linked to, from one of those photo sites, and the source is 15 lines of Python.
A cool module, NamedTuples, from the Python Cookbook site.
A couple of small programs that apply the screenscraping module "BeautifulSoup" to the task of extracting the set of mailing list, and associated archives, from a Mailman website.
And if we need more, I've got PyFUSE, a Filesystem in Userspace in Python, where you can overlay a filesystem metaphor over your database, website or existing filesystem -- think autobackup-on-write. It looks quite powerful.
And a silly program I whipped up one night to play with some Lisp-like atom ideas, where you can have bound and unbound names, without a lot of quoting syntax. A bit strange but small and introduces a new use for property descriptors.
Hope to see you there, and bring your own topics or questions, along with your laptops. We may not get to everything but swimming in everyone's 'lightning talk'-like ideas is fun.
Time and Place:
Nerdbooks.com in Richardson (see the website for directions) 2pm until 5pm
Oh, and all but the FUSE source examples are already in our club subversion repository, under the Projects/ directory. You can find a link to browse the source through the web at http://dfwpython.org, in the menu on the left.
Jeff Rush DFW Pythoneers Organizer