Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Mar 31)

Cameron Laird claird271 at
Sat Mar 31 17:38:40 CEST 2012

I pine for the fjords.

And it's time to bring "Python-URL!" to a close.  "Python-URL!", which
Jean-Claude Wippler and I appear to have launched in 1998, has reached
the end of its utility.  We still have many loyal and enthusiastic
readers--one subscription request arrived within the last day, in
fact--and certainly much writing turns up every week that *deserves*
the spotlight "Python-URL!" has shone in the past.

However, the Python world has changed a great deal over the last
fourteen years.  There are many, MANY other ways for those with an
interest in Python to nourish themselves, and Python itself has grown
and "normalized" so much that it no longer fits particularly well in
the "Python-URL!" format.  Enjoy "Mouse vs. Python" <URL: >, the Python areas of DZone,
Reddit, developerWorks, stackoverflow, and so on.

For your reference, I append below the most-recent-but-not-
current version of "Python-URL!"'s coda of related readings.

That is all.

Everything Python-related you want is probably one or two clicks away
these pages:'s Python Language Website is the traditional
    center of Pythonia
    Notice especially the master FAQ

    Just beginning with Python?  This page is a great place to start:

    Planet Python:  you want to visit there:
    But don't confuse it with Planet SciPy:
    And don't confuse *that* with SciPyTip, a high-quality daily (!)
    for the numerically-inclined:

    Python Insider is the official blog of the Python core development

    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.
    Keep up with the PSF at "Python Software Foundation News":

    The Python Papers aims to publish "the efforts of Python

    Doug Hellman's "Module of the week" is essential reading:

    comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software.  Be
    sure to scan this newsgroup weekly.

    Python411 indexes "podcasts ... to help people learn Python ..."
    Updates appear more-than-weekly:

    The Python Package Index catalogues packages.

    Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group
    mailing lists

    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 Summary of Python Tracker Issues is an automatically generated
    report summarizing new bugs, closed ones, and patch submissions.

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

    Although unmaintained since 2002, the Cetus collection of Python
    hyperlinks retains a few gems.

    The Cookbook is a collaborative effort to capture useful and
    interesting recipes:

    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:
    For more, see:
    The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
    SourceForge reincarnation. presents an intriguing approach to reference
    It already aggregates quite a bit of Python intelligence.

    At least one of the Python magazines is explicitly multilingual:

    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.

    Python articles regularly appear at IBM DeveloperWorks:

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