Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Oct 22)

Discussion in 'Python' started by Cameron Laird, Oct 22, 2003.

  1. QOTW: "In the context of storage, there are three types of applications ...:
    relational databases, files and objects such as photographs, and system
    backups that have to be easy to retrieve." Mark Lewis, CTO of EMC
    http://techupdate.zdnet.com/techupdate/stories/main/0,14179,2914178,00.html
    "And surprisingly enough, I rarely use regular expressions any more. There
    are usually simpler and better ways of doing it for most problems."
    Max M Rasmussen, on his transition to Python


    Any beginner knows that an interpreted language like Python is
    slow. It requires expertise like Alex Martelli's to measure
    how slow, though ... or, wait a minute; that's not slow! And
    beginners *should* know timeit.py.
    http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=kjBkb.313494$

    We often talk about Python's portability. At the same time,
    the language is capable at accessing platform-specific results.
    Tim Howarth provides a lucid example which lists all machines in
    an Active Directory domain.
    http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=

    "Slithy is a library for creating animated PowerPoint-style
    presentations using Python and OpenGL."
    http://isotropic.org/uw/slithy
    Dinu Gherman uses PythonPoint in much the same role.
    http://python.net/~gherman/Presentations.html

    The A-A-P project is a make replacement and extension written in Python.
    Part of the project is "Zimbu Awards" given to those who helped improving
    the project: fame *and* real money.
    http://www.a-a-p.org/zimbu_award.html

    Yes, it can do *that*, too: Peter Hansen's latest example of a
    Serious Program coded in Python is a "test-driven development framework
    for our embedded code."
    http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=

    In a thread nominally focused on multimedia and games, Jonathan P.
    quickly enumerates what's really salient in deploying desktop
    applications based on either Java or Python: memory use,
    installation footprint, ...
    http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=bmm72h$ngv3c$-berlin.de

    Bengt Richter provides a module that "check Python source for
    syntax errors ..." and other dangers, as an existence proof that
    textual descriptions can be rendered into Python objects.
    http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=bmoc34$nmo$0@216.39.172.122

    Kyler Laird reports that PyStripchart is capable of "cool"
    demonstrations and more, for those with an interest in display
    of "time-sampled data in an interactive 'strip chart' form".
    http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=


    ========================================================================
    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
    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.

    comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software. Be
    sure to scan this newly-revitalized newsgroup at least 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 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

    The Python Software Foundation has replaced the Python Consortium
    as an independent nexus of activity
    http://www.python.org/psf/

    Cetus does much of the same
    http://www.cetus-links.org/oo_python.html

    Python FAQTS
    http://python.faqts.com/

    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.

    *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/
    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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    -- The Python-URL! Team--

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    Cameron Laird, Oct 22, 2003
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