Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Mar 30)
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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!
Most of the week's news had to do with PyCon2005:
Notice that plenty of other PyEvents, including PyConDayBrasil
in particular, are imminent:
A Microsoft magazine publishes two favorable profiles of Python:
How does a Linux-hosted Tkinter set its window icon? Jeff Epler
Roy Smith and Larry Bates, among others, cogently counsel
would-be language autodidacts:
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:
Raymond Hettinger, so wise in the ways of iteration, also knows
his way around the syntax of decimal numerals:
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
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.
comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software. Be
sure to scan this newsgroup 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."
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.
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.
Kurt B. Kaiser publishes a weekly report on faults and patches.
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.
del.icio.us presents an intriguing approach to reference commentary.
It already aggregates quite a bit of Python intelligence.
*Py: the Journal of the Python Language*
Archive probing tricks of the trade:
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