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

Discussion in 'Python' started by Cameron Laird, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. 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.


    ========================================================================
    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=&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

    Previous - (U)se the (R)esource, (L)uke! - messages are listed here:
    http://search.gmane.org/?query=python URL weekly news links&group=gmane.comp
    ..python.general&sort=date
    http://groups.google.com/groups/search?q=Python-URL! group:comp.lang.pytho
    n&start=0&scoring=d&
    http://lwn.net/Search/DoSearch?words=python-url&ctype3=yes&cat_25=yes

    There is *not* an RSS for "Python-URL!"--at least not yet. Arguments
    for and against are occasionally entertained.


    Suggestions/corrections for next week's posting are always welcome.
    E-mail to <> should get through.

    To receive a new issue of this posting in e-mail each Monday morning
    (approximately), ask <> to subscribe. Mention
    "Python-URL!". Write to the same address to unsubscribe.


    -- The Python-URL! Team--

    Phaseit, Inc. (http://phaseit.net) is pleased to participate in and
    sponsor the "Python-URL!" project. Follow "Python-URL!" and other
    programming news on <URL: http://twitter.com/Phaseit >. Watch this
    space for upcoming news about posting archives.
    Cameron Laird, Mar 31, 2012
    #1
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  2. Cameron Laird

    nn Guest

    On Mar 31, 11:38 am, Cameron Laird <> wrote:
    > 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.
    >
    > ========================================================================
    > 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=&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
    >
    > Previous - (U)se the (R)esource, (L)uke! - messages are listed here:
    >  http://search.gmane.org/?query=python URL weekly news links&group=gma...
    > .python.general&sort=date
    >  http://groups.google.com/groups/search?q=Python-URL! group:comp.lan...
    > n&start=0&scoring=d&
    >  http://lwn.net/Search/DoSearch?words=python-url&ctype3=yes&cat_25=yes
    >
    > There is *not* an RSS for "Python-URL!"--at least not yet.  Arguments
    > for and against are occasionally entertained.
    >
    > Suggestions/corrections for next week's posting are always welcome.
    > E-mail to <> should get through.
    >
    > To receive a new issue of this posting in e-mail each Monday morning
    > (approximately), ask <> to subscribe.  Mention
    > "Python-URL!".  Write to the same address to unsubscribe.
    >
    > -- The Python-URL! Team--
    >
    > Phaseit, Inc. (http://phaseit.net) is pleased to participate in and
    > sponsor the "Python-URL!" project.  Follow "Python-URL!" and other
    > programming news on <URL:http://twitter.com/Phaseit>.  Watch this
    > space for upcoming news about posting archives.


    Thanks a lot Cameron! Sad to see it go.
    The weekly URL has always made for good reading.
    nn, Apr 2, 2012
    #2
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  3. On 3/31/2012 8:38 AM Cameron Laird said...

    > And it's time to bring "Python-URL!" to a close.



    Three cheers for your efforts over the years keeping this going.

    Many heartfelt thanks,

    Emile
    Emile van Sebille, Apr 2, 2012
    #3
  4. Cameron Laird

    Guest

    Thanks for all your hard work - I learned a lot by visiting the links
    you guys gathered over the years.

    Best regards,
    Malcolm
    , Apr 3, 2012
    #4
  5. On 31/03/2012 11:38 AM, Cameron Laird wrote:
    > 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.
    >
    >
    > ========================================================================
    > 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=&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
    >
    > Previous - (U)se the (R)esource, (L)uke! - messages are listed here:
    > http://search.gmane.org/?query=python URL weekly news links&group=gmane.comp
    > .python.general&sort=date
    > http://groups.google.com/groups/search?q=Python-URL! group:comp.lang.pytho
    > n&start=0&scoring=d&
    > http://lwn.net/Search/DoSearch?words=python-url&ctype3=yes&cat_25=yes
    >
    > There is *not* an RSS for "Python-URL!"--at least not yet. Arguments
    > for and against are occasionally entertained.
    >
    >
    > Suggestions/corrections for next week's posting are always welcome.
    > E-mail to<> should get through.
    >
    > To receive a new issue of this posting in e-mail each Monday morning
    > (approximately), ask<> to subscribe. Mention
    > "Python-URL!". Write to the same address to unsubscribe.
    >
    >
    > -- The Python-URL! Team--
    >
    > Phaseit, Inc. (http://phaseit.net) is pleased to participate in and
    > sponsor the "Python-URL!" project. Follow "Python-URL!" and other
    > programming news on<URL: http://twitter.com/Phaseit>. Watch this
    > space for upcoming news about posting archives.


    Cameron,

    Many thanks for your efforts over the years. It has been good to have
    the focused review of what's going on from time to time..

    I've added https://twitter.com/#!/SciPyTip to my bookmarks.

    I've also been impressed with http://www.walkingrandomly.com/

    Good Luck and Best wishes,

    Colin W.
    Colin J. Williams, Apr 3, 2012
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