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Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Apr 2)

From:  "Cameron Laird" <>
To:  (Python-URL distribution.)
Subject:  Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Apr 2)
Date:  Sat, 02 Apr 2011 21:30:16 +0000
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QOTW:  "Let us cease to nourish those fabled ones who dwell under bridges." -
Tom Zych

    Look for "Python Insider" below.  Then read through everything there.
    You'll want to know about this one.

    Once again, the PSF sponsors GSoC projects (and, as has become 
    traditional, "Python-URL!" is again a week late in publicizing the
    Projects range from Mailman to Web frameworks to Wikis ... Get 
    your applications in THIS WEEK.

    An important recurring topic (particularly challenging with Win*,
    apparently):  communication with subprocess-es:

    A podcast on the Cython project.  Note this is *far* from the first
    C-Python alloy:

    Another well-packaged non-first:  interactive Python interpretation
    through the Web:

    You'll like PyMOTW below.  In the same vein:

    Warm-up alphabetic exercises for localization work:

    Check out the features of Wing IDE 4.0.1:

Everything Python-related you want is probably one or two clicks away in
these pages:'s Python Language Website is the traditional
    center of Pythonia
    Notice especially the master FAQ

    Just beginning with Python?  This page is a great place to start:

    Planet Python:  you want to visit there:
    But don't confuse it with Planet SciPy:
    And don't confuse *that* with SciPyTip, a high-quality daily (!) tip
    for the numerically-inclined:

    Python Insider is the official blog of the Python core development

    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.
    Keep up with the PSF at "Python Software Foundation News":

    The Python Papers aims to publish "the efforts of Python enthusiasts":
    The Python Magazine is a technical monthly devoted to Python:

    Doug Hellman's "Module of the week" is essential reading:

    comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software.  Be
    sure to scan this newsgroup weekly.

    Python411 indexes "podcasts ... to help people learn Python ..."
    Updates appear more-than-weekly:

    The Python Package Index catalogues packages.

    Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group
    mailing lists

    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.

    The Summary of Python Tracker Issues is an automatically generated
    report summarizing new bugs, closed ones, and patch submissions.

    nullege is an interesting search Web application, with the intelligence
    to distinguish between Python code and comments.  It provides what
    appear to be relevant results, and demands neither Java nor CSS be

    Although unmaintained since 2002, the Cetus collection of Python
    hyperlinks retains a few gems.

    Python FAQTS

    The Cookbook is a collaborative effort to capture useful and
    interesting recipes:

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

    Among several Python-oriented RSS/RDF feeds available, see:
    For more, see:
    The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
    SourceForge reincarnation. presents an intriguing approach to reference commentary.
    It already aggregates quite a bit of Python intelligence.

    At least one of the Python magazines is explicitly multilingual:

    Enjoy the *Python Magazine*.

    *Py: the Journal of the Python Language*

    PythonWare complemented the digest you're reading with the
    marvelous daily python url.  While it's now ... dormant, it still
    has plenty of interesting reading.

    Python articles regularly appear at IBM DeveloperWorks:

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