Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jan 19)

Cameron Laird python-url at phaseit.net
Mon Jan 19 21:30:22 CET 2004


QOTW:  "I'm starting with Python and I find it really great!  It's ... natural!"
    						Lupe
http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.539.1068218589.702.python-list%40python.org
  
"I used to default to the widely-held position that 'language wars' are mostly
content-free 'religious' arguments, but experience has taught me otherwise. 
There are big, important, differences in programmer efficiency, in
computer-resource efficiency, and in community support.  And, to some extent,
in the ways they make you think about problems."
                                                John J. Lee


    The deadline for early bird registration for PyCon DC 2004 is 1 February.
    Expect the Sprint(s) to be a highlight.
	http://www.pycon.org/dc2004/register/

    "An Introduction to the Twisted Networking Framework" is important,
    because Twisted is important, and it's accurate, because Itamar
    Shtull-Trauring knows everything about Twisted.
	http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/python/2004/01/15/twisted_intro.html

    Denys Duchier makes "Continuations ... simple and illustrated".
	http://www.ps.uni-sb.de/~duchier/python/continuations.html

    "Sussen is a [Python-coded] security scanner which remotely tests
    computers ... on their vulnerabilities."
	http://sussen.sourceforge.net/

    Stephan Diebel updates the status of the Python Success Stories.
	http://groups.google.com/selm=mailman.468.1074441904.12720.python-list%40python.org

    More Python recognition:  among "the best Windows Freeware".
	http://www.pricelessware.org/2004/about2004PL.htm

    Raymond Hettinger codes a Floating Point Simulator class to provide
    executable illustrations of common FP surprises.
	http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Python/Recipe/265894

    "The Tk Text Widget" introduces Tkinter's powerhouse Text() (although
    the article is expressed in Tcl rather than Python).
	http://www.linuxjournal.com/article.php?sid=7357

    Roberto Alsina demonstrates how good PyQt programming with Eric3
    can be.
	http://www.pycs.net/lateral/stories/16.html

    Premshree Pillai shares his automation of py2exe use.
	http://www.premshree.resource-locator.com/j/post.php?id=152


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Everything Python-related you want is probably one or two clicks away in
these pages:

    Python.org's Python Language Website is the traditional
    center of Pythonia
        http://www.python.org
    Notice especially the master FAQ
        http://www.python.org/doc/FAQ.html

    PythonWare complements the digest you're reading with the
    marvelous daily python url
         http://www.pythonware.com/daily  
    Mygale is a news-gathering webcrawler that specializes in (new)
    World-Wide Web articles related to Python.
         http://www.awaretek.com/nowak/mygale.html 
    While cosmetically similar, Mygale and the Daily Python-URL
    are utterly different in their technologies and generally in
    their results.

    comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software.  Be
    sure to scan this newly-revitalized newsgroup at least weekly.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python.announce

    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.
	http://www.python.org/dev/summary/

    The Python Package Index catalogues packages.
        http://www.python.org/pypi/

    The somewhat older Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects references
    to all sorts of Python resources.
        http://www.vex.net/~x/parnassus/   

    Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group
    mailing lists
        http://www.python.org/sigs/

    The Python Business Forum "further[s] the interests of companies
    that base their business on ... Python."
	http://www.python-in-business.org

    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. 
        http://www.python.org/psf/
    Among the ways you can support PSF is with a donation.
        http://www.python.org/psf/donate.html

    Cetus collects Python hyperlinks.
        http://www.cetus-links.org/oo_python.html

    Python FAQTS
        http://python.faqts.com/

    The Cookbook is a collaborative effort to capture useful and
    interesting recipes.
	http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Python

    Among several Python-oriented RSS/RDF feeds available are
	http://www.python.org/channews.rdf
	http://bootleg-rss.g-blog.net/pythonware_com_daily.pcgi
	http://python.de/backend.php
    For more, see
	http://www.syndic8.com/feedlist.php?ShowMatch=python&ShowStatus=all
    The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
    SourceForge reincarnation.
        http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=355470&group_id=5470&func=browse
        http://python.sourceforge.net/peps/pep-0042.html
     
    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.

    *Py: the Journal of the Python Language*
        http://www.pyzine.com

    Archive probing tricks of the trade:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python&num=100
        http://groups.google.com/groups?meta=site%3Dgroups%26group%3Dcomp.lang.python.*

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