Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jul 20)

Simon Brunning python-url at phaseit.net
Wed Jul 20 22:28:21 CEST 2005


QOTW: "Discussing goto statements and Microsoft together is like mixing
dynamite and gasoline." - DH

'"Spaghetti" doesn't quite describe it. I've settled on "Lovecraftian":
reading the code, you can't help but get the impression of writhing
tentacles and impossible angles.' - Robert Kern


    Highlight of the week; Jython 2.2a1:
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/9c3b6b2e10d8a490
    
    Nearly-highlight of the week; Simon Willison introduces Django, the
    web framework for perfectionists with deadlines:
        http://simon.incutio.com/archive/2005/07/17/django
        
    But Jeff Shell remains more impressed with Subway:
        http://griddlenoise.blogspot.com/2005/07/python-off-rails.html
        
    CherryPy-2.1.0-beta released:
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/18f2e97ab515891
        
    With all this web framework activity, what are people using?
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/63bdf6b93e1704d3
        
    Bob Ippolito wonders; what happened to YAML?
        http://bob.pythonmac.org/archives/2005/07/19/what-happened-to-yaml/
        
    MKoool (!) is looking for the simplest way of stripping non-printable
    characters from text:
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/23d6fdc3c9148725
        
    Discovering WSGI and XSLT as middleware
        http://www.decafbad.com/blog/2005/07/18/discovering_wsgi_and_xslt_as_middleware
        
    Is there any worthwhile Python certification available? Is there any
    worthwhile certification at all?
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/49dc79507ca4567d
        
    Microsoft's very own Python scripts:
        http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/scripts/python/pyindex.mspx
        
    Another notable release; python-dateutil 1.0:
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/7d0f044f1a3c8959


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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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