Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Mar 7)

Cameron Laird python-url at phaseit.net
Mon Mar 7 21:08:05 CET 2005


QOTW:  "Really, of course, the only things you need to make explicit are the
ones that readers don't understand." -- Steve Holden

"Working with unicode objects in Python is so transparent, it's easy to
forget about what a C extension would likely want." -- Kevin Dangoor

"You take leadership in a small area, and you keep it as long as you
care to." -- Max M, on the slender rewards of open-source authorship


    Even with everything else going on at PyCon2005--dynamite
    speakers, thrilling Sprints, and so on--the most newsworthy
    event of the week likely will be revelations about IronPython's
    schedule.  When will it be possible to create .NET services
    in Python?  Keep in mind that PythonNet already lets Python
    applications be .NET clients:
        http://www.zope.org/Members/Brian/PythonNet/index_html
	http://python.org/pycon/2005/keynotes.html

    Brett C. begins his farewell tour from python-dev summation:
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/99e13efba90ca590

    Python has a Security Response Team, python-dev has new
    summarizers, CPython might soon have a new "throwaway
    list" optimization, and those only hint at the range of
    progress python-dev has made in the last fortnight:
        http://www.python.org/dev/summary/2005-02-01_2005-02-14.html

    Skip Montanaro and Diez Roggisch write with precision on
    use of urllib, and particularly its user-agent refinement:
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/535ada773d6f6227/

    Python is a good extension language, in the sense that an
    application or parts of it can be made scriptable under the
    control of an end-user.  It's easy to do so--but be careful
    to promote "safe plugging":
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/620954f7d9767af6/

    Jeff Epler exhibits a definition which automates remote
    control of Tkinter processes:
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/2ac9a3f8309d183a/

    ChaosKCW offers timings and brief commentary on alternative
    wrappings of SQL access with iterables and generators:
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/7ff516d7d9387dad

    Python is flexible.  You can create applications, you can work
    interactively, you can interactively manage applications, you
    can create applications that offer interaction under
    programmatic control, you can ...:
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/76826e3be040d63d/

    One of the fundamentals of Python's origin was that the
    language play well with others (an innovation, in that
    context).  Among the many instances of teamwork between
    Python and other languages that turn up daily is Python's
    success in development of assemblers:
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python.announce/browse_thread/thread/ce3329a8e408c202/


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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

    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

    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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