Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Mar 30)

Cameron Laird python-url at phaseit.net
Wed Mar 30 02:59:56 CEST 2005


QOTW:  "This is a Python newsgroup. Assume that we all have been
brainwashed." -- Peter Otten

"[M]y experience porting Java to Jython is that it mostly involves deleting
stuff :-)" -- Kent Johnson

"[K]eep in mind, however, that not all problems in life can be solved with 
software." -- Roy Smith


    The Second Edition (of the *Cookbook*) hits the shelves!
        http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/pythoncook2/

    Most of the week's news had to do with PyCon2005:
        http://python.org/moin/PyConDC2005
        http://programming.newsforge.com/programming/05/03/29/0747230.shtml?tid=108&tid=18
	http://oreillynet.com/pub/wlg/6767      
	http://planetpython.org/
    Notice that plenty of other PyEvents, including PyConDayBrasil
    in particular, are imminent:
        http://python.org/moin/PythonEvents#preview

    A Microsoft magazine publishes two favorable profiles of Python:
        http://www.devsource.com/article2/0,1759,1778141,00.asp
	http://www.devsource.com/article2/0,1759,1778250,00.asp

    How does a Linux-hosted Tkinter set its window icon?  Jeff Epler
    knows:
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/95a5c57c829699d2/

    Roy Smith and Larry Bates, among others, cogently counsel
    would-be language autodidacts:
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/359d8bc917d8dd0a/

    Ivan Van Laningham addresses the off-topic matter of /bin/ls's
    performance with such precision as to illuminate Python use, 
    particularly in its evocation of earlier threads:
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/9a8586f0ac49c8ca/
	http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/d6524ee021fc946f/

    Raymond Hettinger, so wise in the ways of iteration, also knows
    his way around the syntax of decimal numerals:
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/a7b8b5de4c355d56


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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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