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QOTW: "Well, to do what I've done so far in Java would have taken at least
5 and probably more like 10 times the code I've written. A simple yet
decent TCP chat server in about 30 lines of code is something I never
considered possible before looking at Python." -- Qp

"Python is built on a small set of entirely uninteresting control structures,
designed to lead you into a state of mind where you think more about the
logic of your code than about whether you can whip something off as a
one-liner or obfuscate it to show your brilliance in comparison to lesser
programmers. ;-)" -- Peter Hansen

Web service in one line.

El FAQ de Python es disponible para los que leen espanol.

Robert Brewer solves simple directed or non-directed graphs
with Python.

Tkinter acquires up its own mailing list and Wiki.

Ian Bicking's serious thoughts about interfaces and semantics
help those considering Python in comparison with, say, Smalltalk
or Java or Eiffel.

libxml2 is a good thing, but not an easy thing. Get it right.

If you intend to work with the Open Directory Project, be sure
to read other consumers' comments, not just the advertisements
of the site.
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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
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 newsgroup 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 pythonjournal.cognizor.com.
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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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