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

Cameron Laird claird271 at gmail.com
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:
http://www.blog.pythonlibrary.org/ >, the Python areas of DZone,
Reddit, developerWorks, stackoverflow, and so on.

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

That is all.


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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/

    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.c
omp.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

    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/

    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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