Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jan 19)
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Mon Jan 19 21:30:22 CET 2004
QOTW: "I'm starting with Python and I find it really great! It's ... natural!"
"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.
"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.
Denys Duchier makes "Continuations ... simple and illustrated".
"Sussen is a [Python-coded] security scanner which remotely tests
computers ... on their vulnerabilities."
Stephan Diebel updates the status of the Python Success Stories.
More Python recognition: among "the best Windows Freeware".
Raymond Hettinger codes a Floating Point Simulator class to provide
executable illustrations of common FP surprises.
"The Tk Text Widget" introduces Tkinter's powerhouse Text() (although
the article is expressed in Tcl rather than Python).
Roberto Alsina demonstrates how good PyQt programming with Eric3
Premshree Pillai shares his automation of py2exe use.
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 newly-revitalized newsgroup at least 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."
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.
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.
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