Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Apr 2)

Cameron Laird claird271 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 2 23:55:31 CEST 2011


QOTW:  "Let us cease to nourish those fabled ones who dwell under
bridges." -
Tom Zych
   http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/c1052c962becfc26


   Look for "Python Insider" below.  Then read through everything
there.
   You'll want to know about this one.

   Once again, the PSF sponsors GSoC projects (and, as has become
   traditional, "Python-URL!" is again a week late in publicizing the
   fact):
       http://pyfound.blogspot.com/2011/03/google-summer-of-code-call-for-projects.html
   Projects range from Mailman to Web frameworks to Wikis ... Get
   your applications in THIS WEEK.

   An important recurring topic (particularly challenging with Win*,
   apparently):  communication with subprocess-es:
       http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/66084de9de56d1f4
       http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/01e916d35e2da5b3

   A podcast on the Cython project.  Note this is *far* from the first
   C-Python alloy:
       http://inscight.org/2011/03/31/episode_/

   Another well-packaged non-first:  interactive Python interpretation
   through the Web:
       http://zodb.ws/

   You'll like PyMOTW below.  In the same vein:
       http://blog.doughellmann.com/2011/03/pycon-slides-online.html

   Warm-up alphabetic exercises for localization work:
       http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/93ae5c73030658c7

   Check out the features of Wing IDE 4.0.1:
       http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/5ba1e98f4b258821


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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

   Just beginning with Python?  This page is a great place to start:
       http://wiki.python.org/moin/BeginnersGuide/Programmers

   Planet Python:  you want to visit there:
       http://planet.python.org
   But don't confuse it with Planet SciPy:
       http://planet.scipy.org
   And don't confuse *that* with SciPyTip, a high-quality daily (!)
tip
   for the numerically-inclined:
       http://twitter.com/SciPyTip

   Python Insider is the official blog of the Python core development
   team:
       http://pyfound.blogspot.com/2011/03/python-dev-launches-python-insider-blog.html

   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/donations/
   Keep up with the PSF at "Python Software Foundation News":
       http://pyfound.blogspot.com

   The Python Papers aims to publish "the efforts of Python
enthusiasts":
       http://pythonpapers.org/
   The Python Magazine is a technical monthly devoted to Python:
       http://pythonmagazine.com

   Doug Hellman's "Module of the week" is essential reading:
       http://www.doughellmann.com/PyMOTW/

   comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software.  Be
   sure to scan this newsgroup weekly.
       http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python.announce/topics

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

   The Python Package Index catalogues packages.
       http://www.python.org/pypi/

   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 Summary of Python Tracker Issues is an automatically generated
   report summarizing new bugs, closed ones, and patch submissions.
       http://search.gmane.org/?author=status%40bugs.python.org&group=gmane.comp.python.devel&sort=date

   nullege is an interesting search Web application, with the
intelligence
   to distinguish between Python code and comments.  It provides what
   appear to be relevant results, and demands neither Java nor CSS be
   enabled:
       http://www.nullege.com

   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://code.activestate.com/recipes/langs/python/

   Many Python conferences around the world are in preparation.
   Watch this space for links to them.

   Among several Python-oriented RSS/RDF feeds available, see:
       http://www.python.org/channews.rdf
   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/

   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

   At least one of the Python magazines is explicitly multilingual:
       http://www.python.org/ar/

   Enjoy the *Python Magazine*.
       http://pymag.phparch.com/

   *Py: the Journal of the Python Language*
       http://www.pyzine.com

   PythonWare complemented the digest you're reading with the
   marvelous daily python url.  While it's now ... dormant, it still
   has plenty of interesting reading.
        http://www.pythonware.com/daily

   Python articles regularly appear at IBM DeveloperWorks:
       http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/search/searchResults.jsp?searchSite=dW&searchScope=dW&encodedQuery=python&rankprofile=8

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