Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Feb 15)
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Tue Feb 15 06:52:45 CET 2005
QOTW: "I've forgotten what we are arguing about, but I'm sure I'm
right." -- Jive Dadson
"I believe the best strategy against Identity theft is bad
credit." -- Tom Willis
"You can't live without unit tests. And once you have unit tests, the
added value of declarations is tiny, and their cost remains." -- martellibot
Make history, instead of having it happen to you: the
upcoming PyPy Sprint promises to be singular:
Brian van den Broek, Roy Smith, BJ=F6rn_Lindqvist, Jason
Diamond, and Grig Gheorghiu introduce the crucial subject
of unit-testing in Python for those new to test-driven
How do you know that Python has "arrived"? When its use is
the least interesting part of a project. Notice that, once
again, Python is handy in "process control", traditionally
a domain for assembler, C, and Basic:
Philip dives deeply into Python optimization issues:
Not only does Martin Franklin provide a new TableList widget
for Tkinter, but he clearly describes how he did so, apparently
in the belief that such knowledge might be useful to others:
Stewart Midwinter answers with a "poor-man's table widget":
Philip Schoenborn explores RAII and related Python deli-
cacies related to resource management--in print!
Everything Python-related you want is probably one or two clicks away in
Python.org's Python Language Website is the traditional
center of Pythonia
Notice especially the master FAQ
PythonWare complements the digest you're reading with the
marvelous daily python url
Mygale is a news-gathering webcrawler that specializes in (new)
World-Wide Web articles related to Python.
While cosmetically similar, Mygale and the Daily Python-URL
are utterly different in their technologies and generally in
comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software. Be
sure to scan this newsgroup weekly.
Brett Cannon continues the marvelous tradition established by
Andrew Kuchling and Michael Hudson of intelligently summarizing
action on the python-dev mailing list once every other week.
The Python Package Index catalogues packages.
The somewhat older Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects references
to all sorts of Python resources.
Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group
The Python Business Forum "further[s] the interests of companies
that base their business on ... Python."
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.
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.
Among the ways you can support PSF is with a donation.
Kurt B. Kaiser publishes a weekly report on faults and patches.
Cetus collects Python hyperlinks.
The Cookbook is a collaborative effort to capture useful and
Among several Python-oriented RSS/RDF feeds available are
For more, see
The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
The online Python Journal is posted at pythonjournal.cognizor.com.
editor at pythonjournal.com and editor at pythonjournal.cognizor.com
welcome submission of material that helps people's understanding
of Python use, and offer Web presentation of your work.
deli.cio.us presents an intriguing approach to reference commentary.
It already aggregates quite a bit of Python intelligence.
*Py: the Journal of the Python Language*
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