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Dr. Dobb’s Python-URL! – Weekly Python News and Links (Sept. 7)

QOTW: “The Canvas widget has amazed me with its flexibility and
power: I love it!” — Marc Boeren

“For some kind of applications (namely application doing vector
drawing), it is nearly impossible to consider anything else than
Tkinter because of the Canvas widget…” — Eric
Brunel

Unit testing lies near Pythonia’s heart. Tim Peters and Michele
Simoniato exhibit modern ways of thinking about doctest and
unittest.


http://groups.google.com/groups?frame=left&th=461cc8799e9fe825

Hyperlink extraction is one of the examples the pyparse
distribution works out.


http://groups.google.com/groups?frame=left&th=55d9cd9980ca727c

Guido speaks–on decorators, J2, and how to steward Python
responsibly. Important reading:

http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.python.devel/63486

Jonathon Ellis automates RSS for Python job listings.


http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.2701.1093995339.5135.python-announce-list%40python.org

The state-of-Python-art under MacOS advances rapidly. Here’s how
to access a keychain:


http://bdash.bluewire.net.nz/2004/08/30/example-code-mac-os-x-keychain-access-from-python/


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.

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

Brett Cannon continues the marvelous tradition established by
Andrew Kuchling and Michael Hudson 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

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

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editor@pythonjournal.cognizor.com
welcome submission of material that helps people’s understanding of
Python use, and offer Web presentation of your work.

*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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