Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Oct 10)

Cameron Laird python-url at phaseit.net
Tue Oct 10 05:56:09 CEST 2006


QOTW:  "... [N]ow that I've made the switch to python, I'm several orders of
magnitude more productive ..." - Rob Knapp
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/8a4efd549bfb451a

"Hanging out around the Python community will make you a better VB, dotNet
or C++ programmer ..." - Carl Trachte
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/e2648d5a03c04d4e

"It was a revelation to bump into Python in 1996. Suddenly, there was
something which was easy to get started with, but still just felt better
and better the longer I used it. That's the killer feature in my
mind." - Magnus Lycka
     http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/e2a3ec58d73a2d12


    If you're in the Midwest (USA) this week, make a point of
    visiting the Chicago Python User Group on Thursday.  Jazz
    musician David Beasley will present PLY:
	http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/11e0ef756f4892c1

    timbot comments with unique and useful detail on the Python license(s):
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/ebb262db50c45d83

    goon summarizes WSGI resources:
	http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/f7d67bc039748792

    A Kamaelia spokesman mentions constructions involving PVR, visual
    composition, real-time 3D spinning, Dirac encoding, and other "bling":
	http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/001dc5992b1bfbb4

    Martin von Loewis and Fredrik Lundh remark that XML parsing fundamentally
    conflicts with lexically-detailed text editing, and vice-versa:
	http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/8acd9f676278b720
	
    John Machin's xlrd makes it practical to read any Excel spreadsheet
    programmatically, even when hosted under Linux:
	http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/572b0ac9648ccd66/


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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

    Python411 indexes "podcasts ... to help people learn Python ..."
    Updates appear more-than-weekly:
        http://www.awaretek.com/python/index.html

    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/python/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

    Although unmaintained since 2002, the Cetus collection of Python
    hyperlinks retains a few gems.
        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://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0042/

    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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