Monday, February 26, 2007

Call for Papers for Edition Three

Python Papers Publication Schedule

Expressions of Interest Close : Sunday 8 April

Initial Draft Submission Deadline : Monday 9 April
Editorial Process Concludes (i.e. Final Version Due) : Monday 30 April
PDF Release Date : Monday 14 May
HTML Release Date : Monday 21 May

If you are considering submitting an article, please let us know A.S.A.P., even if you are only thinking about it. This will allow us to post email reminders of important dates to prospective authors, as well as giving us an indication of content.
If you are unable to submit an article according to the schedule above, please let us know of your interest anyway, and we will involve you in the publication cycle for the following edition.

Editor In Chief, The Python Papers

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Information for Authors resource now available

We have just completed our "Information for Authors" pack, which prospective contributors to The Python Papers may find useful when preparing their submissions. It contains information on the publication cycle, suggestions for contributions, intellectual property information and style recommendations. Obviously, it is meant to a tool, not a constriction to author freedom.

The PDF is available from , and HTML and ODT are available from the site also.

Good writing!,
(Editor-In-Chief, The Python Papers)

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Vote for your favourite article or paper

The next edition of The Python Papers is to feature an in-depth summary and review of the best literature on the topic released in the past year. We will be examining the conference proceedings of OSDC, PyCon and others for candidates, but we need your help in scouring the Internet for other sources.

We would like to present a full overview of the years efforts, and are happy to include contributions from blogs, other conferences and presentations, or as-yet unpublished works which may be appropriate.

If you know of a good source of articles and papers which can be included in our efforts, or you would like to recommend one in particular, we would love to hear from you.

Please email your feedback to


Friday, February 16, 2007

Volume 2 Issue 1 HTML now available

Hi Pythonistas!

The HTML version of the latest edition is now available from the above URL. The editors understand that the web layout lacks the sophistication of the PDF, or indeed that possible under HTML. However, we will endeavour to improve on the quality of future releases as we gain familiarity with the dual-format publishing model.

In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the content of this new edition.


Friday, February 9, 2007

Python Papers Volume 2, Issue 1 Revisions

Due to unforeseeable events entirely beyond my control, a few editorial flaws had *somehow* crept into the PDF that was made available earlier today.

Apologies for the innaccuracies and formatting issues, which have since been corrected.

Yours Sincerely,
-Tennessee Leeuwenburg
Posted by Tennessee Leeuwenburg on 2007/02/09

Python Papers second issue now available!

G'day Pythonistas! Welcome to Issue Two of The Python Papers. It has been an exciting time and we are pleased to have reached this milestone. I'd like to say a big hello to all the people who have provided their input in making this a reality: the python-advocacy list, comp.lang.python, the Python User Groups that responded to the call to participate and also many individuals. This is also the first issue where we have attempted to publish both a PDF and an HTML edition.

Get it here!

Please note the new volume number commences with the calendar year, so the volume number has increased while the issue number is the same as the last issue.

The choice of format was clearly an issue for many people on both sides. Going forward, we will continue to use PDF as our primary 'authorative' version for the purposes of page numbering and referencing, however the HTML edition will be made public in a day or two after further editing to cope with conversion effects.

Table of Contents: Editorial | Page 1
Python 411 Interview | Page 2
Coding Idioms pt 2 -- Design Patterns | Page 5
Python User Group Highlights | Page 7
Firebird Database Backup by
Serialized Database Table Dump | Page 10
Python Events | P15
Cheers, -Tennessee Leeuwenburg (Editor-In-Chief)