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Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (May 3)

 
 
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      05-03-2005
QOTW: "The security 'droids have decided that since the MS Office Suite is a
'standard' application then software written in MS Office VBA must be 'safe.'
Any other development environments (such as Java, Perl, Cygwin) are 'unsafe'
and can't be installed." - Peter Olsen

"There's nothing wrong with open source projects catering to a market, and
there's nothing wrong with running open source software on a proprietary
operating system." - Steve Holden


Efficiently running a regex over a large file:
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/...91f75b5bef1d0d

Readable switch construction without lambdas or dictionaries:
http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Coo.../Recipe/410692

Lexical Analysis, Python-style:
http://jason.diamond.name/weblog/200...s-python-style

What happened at Python UK:
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/...446ebe0271f3cf
http://www.reportlab.org/~andy/accu2005/accu2005.html

Europython 2005:
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/...c8419954f9094a

PyCon Brasil is a success!
http://www.livejournal.com/users/gniemeyer/

Using the logging module:
http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Coo.../Recipe/412552

Sparklines in data: URIs:
http://bitworking.org/news/Sparkline...URIs_in_Python

Static typing is a sleeping policeman:
http://www.itworld.com/AppDev/nls_ebiznaked050426/

Got some free time? The Python Challenge will fix that:
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/...755219ea1a5cec

Let Python be Python:
http://www.unixreview.com/documents/s=9700/ur0504k/

Yet another Python code sharing site:
http://www.pycode.com/

Notable releases:
ID3Writer
http://www.comfortableshoe.co.uk/cgi...riter.comments
Snakelets 1.40
http://snakelets.sourceforge.net/
Roundup 0.8.3
http://roundup.sourceforge.net/
wxPython 2.6.0.0
http://wxpython.org/
PyDev 0.9.3
http://pydev.sourceforge.net/
PythonCAD 24
http://www.pythoncad.org/


================================================== ======================
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

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/

The Python Business Forum "further[s] the interests of companies
that base their business on ... Python."
http://www.python-in-business.org

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

Cetus collects Python hyperlinks.
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://python.sourceforge.net/peps/pep-0042.html

The online Python Journal is posted at pythonjournal.cognizor.com.
http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed) and (E-Mail Removed)
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.*

Previous - (U)se the (R)esource, (L)uke! - messages are listed here:
http://www.ddj.com/topics/pythonurl/ (requires subscription)
http://groups-beta.google.com/groups...t=0&scoring=d&
http://purl.org/thecliff/python/url.html (dormant)
or
http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_q=+Python-URL!&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python


Suggestions/corrections for next week's posting are always welcome.
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"Python-URL!".


-- The Python-URL! Team--

Dr. Dobb's Journal (http://www.ddj.com) is pleased to participate in and
sponsor the "Python-URL!" project.


 
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