Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (May 8)

Discussion in 'Python' started by Peter Otten, May 9, 2006.

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    QOTW: "If you can find a workable solution not involving metaclasses
    and decorators, don't use them" - Michele Simionato

    "Newest Beautiful Soup beta solves everyone's problems that I know
    of." - Leonard Richardson


    Jeff Croft gives a good introduction to the Django web framework. Don't
    let the "for non-programmers" tag deter you.
    http://www2.jeffcroft.com/2006/may/02/django-non-programmers/

    The recording of a presentation given by Django developer Jacob Kaplan-Moss
    takes little more time to download and consume, but requires only basic
    Python knowledge, too.
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-70449010942275062 [290 MB, 75 min]

    Debian now provides Python OpenCV bindings.
    http://www.intel.com/technology/computing/opencv/

    If you know some C it may be interesting to learn how to translate error
    handling and passing of multiple result values into idiomatic Python.
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/95c4918d139c0089

    The basics of Python and SSL are discussed here:
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp...hread/4f6386b597b43a78/bb424ccaedf42ee4?tvc=1

    You have to be careful when you test a Queue's state, but that is business
    as usual in a multithreaded environment.
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/7379ddaffb4d5fad

    The best way to pass a verbosity option around in your programm is
    using the logging package instead.
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp...hread/75e65baa1a51b3a6/f2fe1ada4c3a07ea?tvc=1

    While most Python users don't compete with the effbot by putting more
    than a dozen Python versions on their computer, having a few around for
    compatibility tests doesn't pose big problems, either.
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/9c8ca8bd9a6e5105

    Voicecode promises to make the keyboard superfluous for writing Python,
    C, and C++ code.
    http://www.p2pnet.net/story/8681


    ========================================================================
    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/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

    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.
    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.*

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