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Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Feb 17)

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QOTW: "Python may be one of the simplest and most flexible programming
languages out there, but it is still a programming language. It still has
syntax, datatypes, and the occasional dark corner inhabited by sorcerers
named Tim." Mark Lutz python.html

"I think PyChecker ( ) should be mentioned in
every beginner tutorial, and should be integrated with every Python IDE.
Before you type anything, type 'import pychecker.checker'." DH
In principle, comp.lang.python.announce announces all the great
Python-related software that's available. Much never appears
there, though. Among the jewels of the last fortnight: Python
wrappers for the GNU Scientific Library and NOAA cartographic
toos, a pure Python DHCP server, an XHTML generator, and far too
much more ...

Nokia Seris 60 handsets run Python.

LOTS of magazines now run Python content, more than are feasible
to track. Even Tim Berners-Lee has adopted Python for his assault
on The Semantic Web.

Pyzine Issue 5 is out.

Andrew M. Kuchling is exactly the right person to explain
"What's New in Python 2.4".

Ross Karchner illustrates PyAmazon scripting.

Python's the development language of two significant tools for
programming database-backed applications.
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Everything Python-related you want is probably one or two clicks away in
these pages:'s Python Language Website is the traditional
center of Pythonia
Notice especially the master FAQ

PythonWare complements the digest you're reading with the
marvelous daily python url
Mygale is a news-gathering webcrawler that specializes in (new)
World-Wide Web articles related to Python.
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.

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.

The Python Package Index catalogues packages.

The somewhat older Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects references
to all sorts of Python resources.

Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group
mailing lists

The Python Business Forum "further[s] the interests of companies
that base their business on ... Python."

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.
Among the ways you can support PSF is with a donation.

Cetus collects Python hyperlinks.

Python FAQTS

The Cookbook is a collaborative effort to capture useful and
interesting recipes.

Among several Python-oriented RSS/RDF feeds available are
For more, see
The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
SourceForge reincarnation.

The online Python Journal is posted at
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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*

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