QOTW: "Anything with 'Python' in its name can't market Python well." - Iain Bicking
"Who really cares whether NASA uses Python? One thing I learned from having to sit through too many software marketing presentations is that organizations like NASA are to software what the Library of Congress is to books." - Steven Lumos on comp.lang.ruby
How would you compare two strings when you don't care about whitespace? Hint: no regular expressions needed. http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_frm/thread/2ad8fae9cc...
Jarek Zgoda's hack seems to be the most reliable way to get localized month names. http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_frm/thread/7d8e318b9b...
Python 2.5 is scheduled for August 19, 2006. Among the highlights are the with-statement simplifying reliable resource acquisition/release and Fredrik Lundh's ElementTree. When bugs due to clever workarounds made it into the standard library Guido finally gave in, so there will be an inline-if/else, too. Use with discretion :-) http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/f6f95174484c24cc
Experienced developers wrestle with thorny deployment issues. http://blog.ianbicking.org/packaging-python.html
Is coding a text adventure? Matt Webb and his co-developers think so. They use Python as the tried and tested tool to explore new ideas. http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,70413-0.html?tw=wn_technology_4
Iain Bicking shares his thoughts about the new python.org website and marketing Python. http://blog.ianbicking.org/python-marketing-2006.html
You don't always need a big fat office suite to get your data out of an Excel spreadsheet. http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_frm/thread/af8f548412...
Stackless Python has been ported to Python 2.4.2. http://www.stackless.com/Members/rmtew/pycon2006Result
======================================================================== Everything Python-related you want is probably one or two clicks away in these pages:
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...
Steve Bethard, Tim Lesher, and Tony Meyer continue the marvelous tradition early borne by Andrew Kuchling, Michael Hudson and Brett Cannon 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/
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
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. 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&nu... http://groups.google.com/groups?meta=site%3Dgroups%26group%3Dcomp.lang.pytho...
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