[Baypiggies] Possible future meeting topic
jim at well.com
Tue Oct 14 18:50:44 CEST 2008
i love this idea. let's set it up for 2009Q1.
seems like multiple speakers sharing their
favorite tools is a good idea.
what's the diff between an IDE and an editing
program? not much, seems to me, both represent a
commitment to a restricted, extended tool set, yes?
there are good coders using really crude tools,
which may provide a broader, or at least different,
tool set. i'd say editors and IDEs are not tools,
for our purposes, but it'd be okay to present
favorite tools that may integrate only with some
editor or IDE.
On Sun, 2008-10-12 at 22:08 -0700, Simeon Franklin wrote:
> I discussed this with Jim after the meeting Thursday night and he
> encouraged me to mention it on the list...
> I'm still pretty much a Python Newbie. One of the ways I've been
> growing lately, however, is getting acquainted with the various tools
> many Python devs use. Not just code editing tasks (say flymake mode in
> Emacs or pylint or pep8.py) but tools for test running and reporting
> (nose) documentation generation (sphinx)
> deployment/building/dependency managment (distutils/setuptools,
> zc.buildout, fabric...) managing python environments (virtualenv) and
> better interactive shells (IPython). I'm sure there are other tools
> people can think of - these are just the ones I've looked at or have
> on my personal todo list...
> I'd like to propose a "Python Dev Tools" session at Baypiggies. It
> seems like it would be easy to have a Baypiggies night with 4 or 5
> presentations on python development tools by group members (or of
> course any tool authors/gurus we could rope into presenting). Perhaps
> a maximum length of ~15 minutes per presentation would be good - some
> tools might only need 5 minutes (I'd be happy to do 5 minute
> presentation on virtualenv for example). Maybe we should stay away
> from the flamewar-inspiring topic of editors - people tend to have
> made religious choices in these areas already. Most helpful to me as
> newbie would be the whole packaging/deployment area but if we decide
> to do this perhaps interested list members could volunteer
> presentation topics and approximate length and we could all vote on
> what we are most interested in hearing...
> What does everybody else think?
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