[Baypiggies] Relative Python newbie baypiggies talk wish list
John J. Dooley
jxd6 at hotmail.com
Thu Feb 9 22:00:02 CET 2006
At the Nov baypiggies meeting someone floated the idea for future meeting(s)
that would present resources useful to Python newbies. I am not sure what
was intended but after my own struggle to get my feet wet, I am at the point
where I sort of know what I don't know.
I have the suspicion that an effective way to learn Python(I am not just
talking about the core language but to effectively use it in real projects)
is to undestand "cherry picked" Python projects - those projects that are
acknowledged success. Perhaps, these projects are old hat and a little
borring for the Python experts.
Anyway, here is my dream list:
Twisted Architecture - useful to practically everyone
Zope 3 Component model - how to structure massive Python projects
Ajax - Last night I attended the ACCU's Ajax presentation by Greg Murray.
It pulled in 72, a 5 year record for ACCU SV. This is the oddball in the
list - it is nearly all legacy (XHTML, CSS, Javscript) so except for the
Nevow - Think this is useful but would love to get an overview. Something
that would let me decide whether this is a "learn now" or "learn later".
IDEs - A state of the art overview - Even if I swear by vIm or emacs,
when I praise Python to the unwashed the IDE question is not far behind.
Other topics that might be useful: Zope 3 in general, TurboGears.
I am not sure what was intended by "presenting resources" to the newbie, but
the "case study" approach seems to be working for me. The newbie can learn
lot by poreing over the Python legacy, and a few presentations could help
him identify the most "Pythonic" of these.
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