Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Aug 12)

Cameron Laird python-url at phaseit.net
Sat Aug 13 00:08:04 CEST 2005


QOTW:  "... So I started profiling the code and the slowdown was actually
taking place at places where I didn't expect it." -- Guyon Mor?e (and about
twenty-three thousand others)

"[A] suggestion from the world of 'agile development': stop making so many
decisions and start writing some actual code!" -- Peter Hansen


    Scott David Daniels and others illustrate that the most common
    answer for Python is, "It's (already) in there."  In the case at
    hand the subject is primitive symbolic arithmetic:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/index/browse_frm/thread/13ed519653969e55/
        
    Andy Smith rails against "frameworks":
        http://an9.org/devdev/why_frameworks_suck?sxip-homesite=&checked=1      

    "Porcupine is a [Python-based] Web application server that features
    an embedded object database, the Porcupine Object Query Language,
    XMLRPC support, and QuiX, an integrated JavaScript XUL motor."
        http://www.innoscript.org        

    Getters and setters are (mostly) for other languages; Python has
    properties (and descriptors!):
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/f903ab167c91e6ce/

    Ramza Brown confusingly but helpfully repackages "the absolute
    minimum libraries needed for Python to work with Win32":
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/d0d4e4303e985729/

    Paolino offers a technique for *pruning* attributes in a subclass:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/1805446521e8f34e/

    Hard though it may be for some of us to accept, a zillion threads
    might not be all bad.
        http://www.usenix.org/events/hotos03/tech/vonbehren.html

    Python helps win awards:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/c6190563601c437f/

    Python fits on small machines, sort-of:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/834f5b571be0b5f6/


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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.

    For far, FAR more Python reading than any one mind should
    absorb, much of it quite interesting, several pages index
    much of the universe of Pybloggers.
	http://lowlife.jp/cgi-bin/moin.cgi/PythonProgrammersWeblog
        http://www.planetpython.org/
        http://mechanicalcat.net/pyblagg.html

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

    Steve Bethard, Tim Lesher, and Tony Meyer continue the marvelous
    tradition early borne by Andrew Kuchling, Michael Hudson and Brett
    Cannon 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/

    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.
        http://www.pythonology.com/success

    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

    Kurt B. Kaiser publishes a weekly report on faults and patches.
        http://www.google.com/groups?as_usubject=weekly%20python%20patch
       
    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.

    del.icio.us presents an intriguing approach to reference commentary.
    It already aggregates quite a bit of Python intelligence.
        http://del.icio.us/tag/python

    *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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