Sunday, April 3, 2011

PYTHON: Cameron Laird has restarted the weekly Python-URL email

By Vasudev Ram

Cameron Laird of Phaseit - - has restarted weekly emails of the Python-URL - a sort of meta-resource about things Python-related.

It was dormant for some time.

Cameron and his company have done a lot of work (and writing articles) on open source and scripting languages (Python, TCL, and others) and libraries and tools; check them out on the Net by searching for appropriate terms.

The Python-URL can be a useful resource for Python beginners as well as others.

I am pasting below, the contents of the current week's Python-URL email that I got.

There are instructions on how to subscribe and unsubscribe in the email below.

Note: some links may be outdated, like in any other URL list.

Posted via email.
- Vasudev Ram


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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