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

From:  "Cameron Laird" <python-url-AT-phaseit.net>
To:  (Python-URL distribution.)
Subject:  Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Apr 2)
Date:  Sat, 02 Apr 2011 21:30:16 +0000
Message-ID:  <E1Q68Oe-0003BS-Fm@smtp.phaseit.net>
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QOTW:  "Let us cease to nourish those fabled ones who dwell under bridges." -
Tom Zych
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/c1052...


    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
    fact):
	http://pyfound.blogspot.com/2011/03/google-summer-of-code...
    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:
	http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_th...
	http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_th...

    A podcast on the Cython project.  Note this is *far* from the first
    C-Python alloy:
	http://inscight.org/2011/03/31/episode_/

    Another well-packaged non-first:  interactive Python interpretation
    through the Web:
	http://zodb.ws/

    You'll like PyMOTW below.  In the same vein:
        http://blog.doughellmann.com/2011/03/pycon-slides-online....

    Warm-up alphabetic exercises for localization work:
	http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_th...

    Check out the features of Wing IDE 4.0.1:
	http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/5ba1e...


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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

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

    Planet Python:  you want to visit there:
	http://planet.python.org
    But don't confuse it with Planet SciPy:
	http://planet.scipy.org
    And don't confuse *that* with SciPyTip, a high-quality daily (!) tip
    for the numerically-inclined:
	http://twitter.com/SciPyTip

    Python Insider is the official blog of the Python core development
    team:
	http://pyfound.blogspot.com/2011/03/python-dev-launches-p...

    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/donations/
    Keep up with the PSF at "Python Software Foundation News":
	http://pyfound.blogspot.com

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

    Doug Hellman's "Module of the week" is essential reading:
	http://www.doughellmann.com/PyMOTW/

    comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software.  Be
    sure to scan this newsgroup weekly.
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python.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/

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

http://search.gmane.org/?author=status%40bugs.python.org&...

    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
    enabled:
	http://www.nullege.com

    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://code.activestate.com/recipes/langs/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, see:
        http://www.python.org/channews.rdf
    For more, see:
        http://www.syndic8.com/feedlist.php?ShowMatch=python&...
    The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
    SourceForge reincarnation.
        http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=355470&group_id=...
	http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0042/

    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

    At least one of the Python magazines is explicitly multilingual:
        http://www.python.org/ar/

    Enjoy the *Python Magazine*.
	http://pymag.phparch.com/

    *Py: the Journal of the Python Language*
        http://www.pyzine.com

    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.
         http://www.pythonware.com/daily

    Python articles regularly appear at IBM DeveloperWorks:

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/search/searchResults.js...

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