Toronto Python User's Group this Tuesday, 6:30PM at Linux Caffe (note time change!)

Mike C. Fletcher mcfletch at
Mon Jul 24 05:54:57 CEST 2006

We're going to try meeting 1/2 hour earlier this month to be more
considerate to our hosts, Linux Caffe (who stay open late just for us on
the fourth Tuesday of the month).  I realise many people won't be able
to get down to the Caffe by 6:30, so the first half hour we'll use for
socialisation, organisation, picking up coffee and pastries, and
generally getting to know one another.  We'll start the more "formal"
part of the gathering at 7:00.  As is usual, we'll go out afterward for
beer (or whatever your poison, (cheesecake being a popular second)) for
further socialisation and camaraderie.

The topic for this week is the SQLObject Object-relational Mapper.  This
is one of the more popular ORMs for Python which provides a truly OO
view of your RDBMS objects which attempts to automate all of your SQL
code generation so that you deal largely (only) with Python objects with
natural-feeling APIs.  We can look at the basic usage patterns, some of
the cooler features (such as automated inheritance), and discuss some of
the gotchas that show up when using the package.  SQLObject is one of
the core default packages of the TurboGears web framework, and as such
it's probably something you want to learn about, even if you choose
another ORM for your projects.

Linux Caffe is located at the corner of Grace and Harbord, one block
south of Christie subway station.  It's got a
trendy geek-positive atmosphere, great coffee and wifi or hard-line
network links.

Have fun all,

  Mike C. Fletcher
  Designer, VR Plumber, Coder

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