Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Apr 4)

Discussion in 'Python' started by Simon Brunning, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. QOTW: "Paraphrasing Occam, I would say 'don't multiply base classes
    without necessity'. ;)" - Michele Simionato

    "The world diversifies, the world congeals." - Raymond Hettinger (commenting
    on the fact that py.test happily runs unittest test suites)

    "I can think of no better reason for a programmer to regularly learn
    languages: 'our tools warp our thinking.' A programmer is a
    professionally warped thinker." - Scott David Daniels


    Highlight of the week; Python 2.4.1 final is out:
    http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python.announce/msg/b82afbc729226433

    The effbot was once asked how to find an object's name: "The same
    way as you get the name of that cat you found on your porch: the
    cat (object) itself cannot tell you its name, and it doesn't really
    care -- so the only way to find out what it's called is to ask all
    your neighbours (namespaces) if it's their cat (object) ... and
    don't be surprised if you'll find that it's known by many names, or
    no name at all!" Duncan Booth shows us how to ask the neighbours:
    http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/237dc92f3629dd9a

    Ian Bicking and David Hansson talk marketing:
    http://blog.ianbicking.org/why-web-programming-matters-most.html
    http://www.loudthinking.com/arc/000432.html
    Incidentally, when will a hero(ine) emerge to do for GUI
    toolkits what the PyWebOff has started for Web frameworks?

    A couple of nice decorator examples this week: Scott David Daniels
    suggests that a decorator might tidy up wxPython event handlers, and
    Oren Tirosh shows us how to hide globals from a function:
    http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/338134f3bd7c439c
    http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/d34e97cc2ae284d6

    Guido demonstrates multimethods, and Ian Bicking gives us an alternative
    implementation using generic functions:
    http://www.artima.com/weblogs/viewpost.jsp?thread=101605
    http://blog.ianbicking.org/more-on-multimethods.html

    Is Python supposed to be boring?
    http://groups-beta.google.com/group...f3f4/437f80709adcbd86?rnum=1#ba7ad3fb3f503426

    Evan Jones shows us How to Use UTF-8 with Python:
    http://evanjones.ca/python-utf8.html


    ========================================================================
    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

    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.
    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/

    The Python Business Forum "further the interests of companies
    that base their business on ... Python."
    http://www.python-in-business.org

    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 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 python patch

    Cetus collects Python hyperlinks.
    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://python.sourceforge.net/peps/pep-0042.html

    The online Python Journal is posted at pythonjournal.cognizor.com.
    and
    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=groups&group=comp.lang.python.*

    Previous - (U)se the (R)esource, (L)uke! - messages are listed here:
    http://www.ddj.com/topics/pythonurl/ (requires subscription)
    http://groups-beta.google.com/groups?q=python-url group:comp.lang.python*&start=0&scoring=d&
    http://purl.org/thecliff/python/url.html (dormant)
    or
    http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_q=+Python-URL!&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python


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