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Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (May 26)

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QOTW: "GHUM: There are no big applications written in Python.

GHUM: Big applications are written in JAVA or COBOL or C# or other legacy
programming systems.

GHUM: If you programm in Python, your applications become quite small. Only
frameworks in Python are big.

JMC: So the fact that there are no big applications written in Python IS the
success story." - Harald Armin Massa and D'Arcy J.M. Cain
http://coding.derkeiler.com/Archive/.../msg03005.html
Assign a value and test for it in a single statement:
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pyt...ay/492988.html
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pyt...ay/492425.html

D'Arcy J.M. Cain et al. combat the heterodoxy of David which questions
the usefulness of unit tests and test-driven development in general:
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pyt...ay/493057.html

Comparing identity vs. comparing equality: what's the difference?
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pyt...ay/492117.html

Relationship between logic and interface: the MVC pattern:
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pyt...ay/492816.html

It isn't easy to alter how functions compare themselves (to avoid
duplicates, for example):
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pyt...ay/493182.html

Organizing a project (directory layout):
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pyt...ay/492010.html

Poll: How do you use Python in non-GUI work?
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pyt...ay/491989.html

PHP compared to Python:
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pyt...ay/492561.html

Is this language suitable for Operations Research?
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pyt...ay/491867.html

Oldest thread still alive (from May 7): lambda expressions, now
talking about decorators:
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pyt...ay/490027.html
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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.

Just beginning with Python? This page is a great place to start:
http://wiki.python.org/moin/BeginnersGuide/Programmers

The Python Papers aims to publish "the efforts of Python enthusiats":
http://pythonpapers.org/
The Python Magazine is a technical monthly devoted to Python:
http://pythonmagazine.com

Readers have recommended the "Planet" sites:
http://planetpython.org
http://planet.python.org

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

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/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

Many Python conferences around the world are in preparation.
Watch this space for links to them.

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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