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Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Oct 10)

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QOTW: "... [N]ow that I've made the switch to python, I'm several orders of
magnitude more productive ..." - Rob Knapp
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....4efd549bfb451a

"Hanging out around the Python community will make you a better VB, dotNet
or C++ programmer ..." - Carl Trachte
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....648d5a03c04d4e

"It was a revelation to bump into Python in 1996. Suddenly, there was
something which was easy to get started with, but still just felt better
and better the longer I used it. That's the killer feature in my
mind." - Magnus Lycka
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....a3ec58d73a2d12
If you're in the Midwest (USA) this week, make a point of
visiting the Chicago Python User Group on Thursday. Jazz
musician David Beasley will present PLY:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....e0ef756f4892c1

timbot comments with unique and useful detail on the Python license(s):
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....b262db50c45d83

goon summarizes WSGI resources:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....d67bc039748792

A Kamaelia spokesman mentions constructions involving PVR, visual
composition, real-time 3D spinning, Dirac encoding, and other "bling":
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....1dc5992b1bfbb4

Martin von Loewis and Fredrik Lundh remark that XML parsing fundamentally
conflicts with lexically-detailed text editing, and vice-versa:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....cd9f676278b720

John Machin's xlrd makes it practical to read any Excel spreadsheet
programmatically, even when hosted under Linux:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....b0ac9648ccd66/
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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
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/P...grammersWeblog
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=d...ython.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/python/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_usub...python%20patch

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?...ShowStatus=all
The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
SourceForge reincarnation.
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid...70&func=browse
http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0042/

The online Python Journal is posted at pythonjournal.cognizor.com.
ed****@pythonjournal.com and ed****@pythonjournal.cognizor.com
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=d...python&num=100
http://groups.google.com/groups?meta....lang.python.*

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Cameron Laird wrote:
goon summarizes WSGI resources:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....d67bc039748792
THE wsgi resource at the moment is http://wsgi.org . (sorry, I've missed
the original thread)

Stephan
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