[PyAR2] Wishes for pyArkansas 2009

paul.hermeneutic at gmail.com paul.hermeneutic at gmail.com
Sun Mar 8 22:13:14 CET 2009

I would like to see a session on choosing an IDE.  A skilled user of
each IDE discussed should present the strengths and weaknesses of the
tool.  The skilled user should have used the IDE on a non-trivial
(1000+ lines of code) project.

    Capabilities during debugging
    Integration with version control packages
    Using the tool with 3+ developers on the same project

I see that Wingware was a 2008 sponsor.  Would a session like this be a problem?

Choosing a GUI framework is a similar opportunity.  Skilled users of
each package should provide a review of the framework capabilities.

A fundamental session on database access should provide attendees a
ground-up look at building a simple application from scratch.  Perhaps
an address book or calendar.  While it would be nice to have a GUI
interface, the emphasis needs to be focused on database operations.
The package should be able to be reconfigured for any database
interface the user has on their Python installation.

Finally, a session on setuptools and cooking up eggs.  The
presentation should include the installation and at least two upgrades
of a package.  Limiting the package to a single .py file would keep
the focus on installation and handling versions during upgrade.

If we do not have presenters who can cover these, is it possible that
we could import some?

Is there any kind of niche could pyar establish for the conference
that would be a drawing point for those outside of Arkansas?

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