Cameron Laird | 18 Aug 15:31 2005
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Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Aug 18)

QOTW:  "It seems to me that Java is designed to make it difficult for
programmers to write bad code, while Python is designed to make it
easy to write good code." -- Magnus Lycka

"Code attracts people that like to code. Tedious, repetitive c.l.py
threads attract people that like to write tedious, repetitive c.l.py
threads." -- Robert Kern

    Yes, commercial Python training *is* available:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python.announce/msg/f1bd9b8deac1cb39

    You know how essential the Cookbook is.  Filling a slightly
    different role is the Grimoire:
        http://the.taoofmac.com/space/Python/Grimoire

    The latest SPE "features a remote, encrypted and embedded
    ... debugger ...":
        http://pythonide.stani.be

    Paul Dale convincingly advertises O'Reilly's Safari service:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/115a242dc77b0057/

    Python is a superb vehicle for several niches generally 
    thought exclusive to other languages, such as automation
    of Windows processes.  Another too-little-known such 
    strength is Python's adeptness with native Mac OS X 
    applications:  
        http://developer.apple.com/cocoa/pyobjc.html

    mensanator introduces enough of bit arithmetic to explain
    popcount and Hamming distance:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/e0716ffcf80af3a2/

    PEP editors David Goodger and Barry Warsaw refine PEP
    organization:
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2005-August/294467.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.

    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/PythonProgrammersWeblog
        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=djq&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python.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/

    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_usubject=weekly%20python%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?ShowMatch=python&ShowStatus=all
    The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
    SourceForge reincarnation.
        http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=355470&group_id=5470&func=browse
        http://python.sourceforge.net/peps/pep-0042.html

    The online Python Journal is posted at pythonjournal.cognizor.com.
    editor <at> pythonjournal.com and editor <at> 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=djq&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python&num=100
        http://groups.google.com/groups?meta=site%3Dgroups%26group%3Dcomp.lang.python.*

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